It’s 10 p.m. on a week night and you’ve just received a frantic text message from your daughter, “How can I study for my chemistry exam tomorrow when I feel so sick? I haven’t slept for the past three nights because of this cough!”. You feel a little helpless since you are three hours away. What should you tell her?
With more than 7,800 patient visits per year, the Bailey Health Center [http://healthcenter.lafayette.edu/] is one of busiest offices on campus. The College “infirmary” has evolved into a fast paced medical office offering a full array of services including a self-contained pharmacy, point-of-care lab testing, complete lab facilities, Women’s Health Center, Sports Medicine, Travel Medicine, and Allergy Clinic. Visiting consultants and specialists from orthopedics, psychiatry, and adolescent medicine provide additional care to our students.
There is no charge or billing for students seen in the Health Center. Insurance is utilized for testing and consultations at outside facilities. Our staff includes physicians’ board certified in Emergency Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, and Orthopedics. Several mid-level providers and registered nurses also attend to students during office hours.
The Health Center is open every day except Sunday. The hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. After hours, health services are available from several local hospitals and urgent care facilities within a few miles of the College. [http://healthcenter.lafayette.edu/hours/]. Students that need transportation to any of these facilities after hours should call Public Safety [http://publicsafety.lafayette.edu/].
In the event of a serious injury or illness, the Health Center staff will make every attempt to notify parents. With most encounters however, the staff at the Bailey Health Center will not share health information with anyone, without the written consent by the student.
We are committed to providing students with the best medical care possible. The College health system is an essential link to academic success and we care about the well- being of every student.
Jeff Goldstein, MD
Director of Health Services