Bucknell Student Health

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Confidential Care, Right on Campus

Bucknell Student Health offers a wide range of on-site care to get students back on their feet fast and help them meet their health goals. Services include treatment for routine illnesses and injuries, sexual health, drug and alcohol education, travel medicine, nutritional education and campus outreach.

Appointments should be scheduled by calling 570-577-1401. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call to cancel.

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Medical Record Requirement 

All incoming students are required to submit a Medical Record Form to Bucknell Student Health prior to arrival on campus. A physical exam is part of the requirement, so please schedule one with a health practitioner as soon as possible to ensure your form is completed and sent to Bucknell Student Health on time. The deadlines for submitting the record form are: 

Fall semester deadline: June 15
Spring semester deadline: Jan. 3

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Insurance Requirement

All full-time undergraduate students (taking three or more classes) and all full-time graduate students (those in a degree-seeking program and taking two or more courses per semester) attending Bucknell must enroll in or waive the health insurance coverage offered through the University each year. Students who waive coverage of the sponsored plan must provide verifiable proof of comparable coverage. Students are required to complete the waiver or enrollment each year.

If you do not complete the online waiver form by the submission deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan. Your Bucknell student account will be automatically billed and you will be responsible for payment to the University. Once you are enrolled, the plan cannot be canceled, and no refunds are available. Parents or guardians may waive or enroll on their student's behalf.

To begin the enrollment or waiver process click on the link below, and be sure to have your student ID number handy. 

Enroll in or waive coverage

For detailed policy information about the student insurance plan, click the following link.

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Submission deadline: Aug. 22, 2022

Questions about the plan or the enrollment or waiver process may be directed to Tim Cummons at bucknell@rcmd.com or 800-346-4075, ext. 1452.

Questions About Coverage

Health insurance coverage can be very confusing and sometimes expensive. Please note that insurance plans utilizing the United Healthcare network, Oxford and many others are not accepted within our local hospital systems. Student Health is available to answer questions about where your insurance may be accepted locally. Please contact the student insurance liaison at insurance@bucknell.edu or 570-577-1159. 

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    Your Care Options

    Bucknell Student Health

    We serve the Bucknell community with full suite of health, wellness and counseling services, from routine check-ups to minor surgeries and physical therapy. We can also offer referrals to local health-care providers.

    Local Health Services

    Bucknell Student Health has partnerships with Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville — two well-respected health care organizations near campus. Through these partnerships, students can access specialists, emergency care and other health resources through either provider.

    Health Education Workshops

    We offer fun and educational workshops to help students and campus organizations stay healthy and happy, and can work with you to plan a custom workshop to meet your needs. Formats include presentations, games shows and informal discussions, on topics such as stress, nutrition and more.

    Contact Details

    Bucknell Student Health

    Location

    Graham Building, enter from 7th Street

    Hours

    Monday–Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday–Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.