Health Services

+ Coronavirus FAQs

Will I receive a refund for the Student Health Insurance Program since I am not physically on campus?

No. Health insurance is mandatory for all full-time students at Lincoln University.

Will my Student Health Insurance Plan work if I am away from the University?

Lincoln’s Student Health Insurance Plan provides coverage for hospitalizations, specialty care, mental health, and prescription medications throughout the United States and abroad. For more information on the Student Health Insurance Plan benefits and coverage, visit the Lincoln University Academic Health Plan website or contact AHP Customer Service at 855-850-4297.

Students who waived the Lincoln University Student Health Insurance Plan should check with their private insurance carrier for questions about their provider network, coverage rules, and potential out-of-pocket costs.

How is the COVID-19 virus spread?

The available information about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a new disease and there is more to learn about its transmission, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet) or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

It may also be possible for a person to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with the virus and then touching his or her mouth, nose, or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic. Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms, and there have been reports of this occurring, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

What are the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus?

Symptoms can include fever (temperature above 100.3), cough, and difficulty breathing – similar to what you may feel with influenza or a bad cold. The incubation period (how soon the symptoms appear from the time of first exposure) for these types of viruses is typically 2-14 days. Learn more about symptoms from the CDC.

Can hand sanitizer kill the COVID-19 virus?

Washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is strongly recommended. Hand sanitizer has not been proven to kill the COVID-19 virus.

I am worried about someone who might be sick or might have been exposed to the COVID-19. What should I do?

If the person is a student, faculty, or staff member, encourage them to consult with Health Services. The CDC also advises that many of the same precautions recommended when protecting oneself against the flu can help prevent COVID-19 infection.

For Health Clearance

New students will need to submit their

Form may be submitted via email to healthservices@lincoln.edu or fax at 484-365-7287. All information should be submitted prior to arrival on campus. If you have any questions, contact Health Services at 484-365-7338.

  • To request health records to be sent to Lincoln University health services from another institution or to have records sent from Lincoln University health services, please fill out the Medical Release of Information form

The Office of Health Services provides medical and health education services and programs for the University community that will meet the primary healthcare needs of the student, enhance personal growth and development, and support other University missions and goals. Health Services is located in the Wellness Center, Suite 100. Health Services Staff will evaluate and treat currently enrolled students for illness and injury. Our office is also responsible for assuring that all perspective students are cleared for admission. A current history and physical is required for all freshmen, transfer students, international students, and re-enrollments. Students who participate in any intercollegiate athletic program, including band, will require a history and physical annually. In addition to history and physical, up to date immunization records are also required in accordance with State Health Department and the Immunization Action Coalition recommendations and requirements.

Health Services is staffed with Registered Nurses, a Licensed Physician and a Department Assistant. Our physician is available three (3) days a week. Registered Nurses will assess students to determine the need to see the physician. Students will be seen by appointment only, except in rare cases of emergency. Additionally, Registered Nurses will administer allergy injections to students who provide their serums along with dosing and administration instructions. Appointments should be scheduled during the hours when the physician is on duty, and students are required to remain in Health Services for 20 minutes to ensure no adverse reactions (even if they have had, or have been getting allergy injections in the past). Depo-Provera injections will also be administered to females who provide the prescribed medication. All medical care and treatment is kept confidential in accordance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.

All students who are enrolled at Lincoln University must show proof of medical insurance; otherwise they are required to obtain Accident and Sickness Coverage through Lincoln University. Refer to the Student Affairs webpage to obtain insurance forms. If a student requires hospital treatment, or is referred to an outside physician in the local area, or the laboratory, they will be required to show proof of said medical coverage for billing purposes. Health Services and  Lincoln University will not assume any liability for healthcare and/or medical costs incurred by students. All students enrolled at The University are eligible for medical care and treatment in Health Services at no cost. There is a fee ($10) for some over-the-counter and prescription medications, however, most over-the-counter medications will be supplied at no cost to the student.

In addition to direct medical care, the Staff Nurses promote and educate The University on various health initiatives, are available to lecture as guests, and collaborate with other departments on health related topics. They also act as consultants in collaboration with the Chester County Health Department for public health issues.

Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m to 9 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday and Friday  9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Closed for lunch from Noon to 1 p.m. daily
We are closed during ALL convocations.

Mailing address: 
Lincoln University Health Services
1570 Baltimore Pike
Wellness Center, Suite 100
Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999


Contact
Phone: 484-365-7338
Office Address: Wellness Center 100
Velva Greene-Rainey Mrs. Velva Greene-Rainey RN Director and Head Nurse, Office of Health Services vgrainey@lincoln.edu 484-365-7335
  • Wellness Center Suite 100
Theresa Pepe Mrs. Theresa Pepe Program Assistant, Office of Health Services tpepe@lincoln.edu 484-365-7338
  • Wellness Center Suite 100