Student Health Services

East Stroudsburg University strongly recommends that students submit the Report of Medical History form, which includes Immunization history prior to entrance to the university. The form can be downloaded from the Health Services website or Incoming Student Portal. There are many areas of study that will require this information including education, health sciences (such as nursing, psychology, speech and hearing, athletic training, and exercise science), and many internships and other academic experiential placements. It is highly recommended that students gather this important information and submit it to avoid postponements in class schedules.

The university has partnered with Lehigh Valley Hospital Network-Pocono which is part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network to provide student health services at a convenient location adjacent to campus. The services are provided as part of the student comprehensive health fee and can be accessed through a swipe of a student’s E-card. Basic services include medical evaluation; treatment for minor illnesses and injuries; referrals to off-campus health care specialists and support services; women’s health services; tuberculosis testing; physical examinations for employment, driver’s licenses and teacher certification; testing, treatment and education for sexual health concerns; and health education and information about illnesses. Chronic conditions or major health issues are referred to the student’s personal physician or to a local specialist. Serious accidents and injuries are referred to the LVHN-Pocono Emergency Room. In cases where referral is necessary to either the student’s physician, a specialist, the hospital emergency room or other medical facility, the costs incurred must be borne by the student. Fees for any medical treatment not provided in the center or diagnostic testing, such as lab tests, X-rays, etc. are also the responsibility of the student.

The East Stroudsburg University Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Pocono maintains a formulary where many routine prescription medications are available when ordered by the health care provider at reduced cost or free as part of the comprehensive health services fee. However, students are encouraged to bring a credit card to cover the nominal cost of elective services, supplies or prescription medications. Special prescriptions can be written when needed; however, costs for these must be borne by the student when filling prescription at the pharmacy. A self-care area with over-the-counter medications and supplies is also available at no additional fee.

Pennsylvania law requires all students residing in university owned housing to have received the meningitis vaccination or be informed of the risks and benefits of the vaccine. This is to be completed when submitting the housing application or during residence hall check in.


ESU Health Services at LVH-Pocono

Express Care Entrance

200 E. Brown Street

East Stroudsburg, PA

Service Hours:

ESU students only: Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Weekends: Noon-4 p.m.

ESU students and community patients: Mon.-Fri.: 5-8 p.m., Weekends: 8 a.m.-noon; 4-8 p.m.

No appointment necessary