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Health & Wellness

Your health and wellness are extremely important to us. We are committed to making sure you have the resources to stay healthy and well, both physically and mentally, during your time here.

The Wellness Center

Student Life: COVID-19 Response FAQs

  • An important note from the Student Life Office about this FAQ list

    We remain grateful for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work through these challenging times.

    Many of you are asking fine questions about immediate next steps and long-term expectations. Until further notice, DeSales University will conduct classes using an online learning platform. Also, while we are trying to address your questions with our communications and website updates, we realize that some of your questions may not be addressed. 

    A new email account, covid19@desales.edu, has been created for you and your families to ask all of your questions. Members of staff will receive these and direct them to the appropriate party for a response. 

  • Will I have access to the Wellness Center?

    Guidelines from the Nurses: 

    If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. If you have any questions or inquiries for the Health Center please email Tammy Lippincott at tml4@desales.edu or call 610-282-1100, ext. 1776. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

    For COVID-19 inquiries, you can call the St. Luke’s University Health Network hotline at 1-866-785-8537, and choose option #7 or call the Lehigh Valley Health Network hotline at 1-888-402-LVHN

    If you are experiencing symptoms, you must call your family physician first. DO NOT WALK INTO EMERGENCY ROOM/DOCTOR’S OFFICE WITHOUT CALLING FIRST.

    When calling 911, please do not withhold any information. EMS will still respond to all calls and the correct information will help crews prepare and use proper protection for themselves and the receiving hospital.

    Guidelines from the Counselors: 

    If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or your local crisis intervention hotline.

    We understand that this is may be a stressful and anxiety-producing time for students for so many different reasons. The Counseling Center is available to speak with any students (you do not need to be an already existing counseling center client) remotely via telephone or Zoom. Any student (undergraduate or graduate) who has an interest in setting up a session, please click on the “set up a remote consultation” box below. 

    Set up a remote consultation

    During this closure we also highly encourage students to access mental health services available at home.

    Be sure to follow us on Instagram @DSUWellnessCenter and don't forget to check out our link in the bio. 

    In the meantime, here is a list of tools/resources for you to use to support your mental health and wellbeing: 

    Tools & Support during the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Will this FAQ be updated as things change?

    Further information about campus resources will be updated on this site.

    Please remember that our campus resources are available to you. We will continue to update these FAQs on COVID-19 as this situation continues to evolve.

    We will communicate as necessary, via website, email and social media, as we move forward.

     

The Counseling Center

Classes, work, life — college isn't always easy and can sometimes be overwhelming. If you find yourself in times of confusion, worry, or concern, the DeSales Counseling Center offers highly qualified and trained individuals to help you sort through the rough stuff. Counseling services are offered at no cost to any full-time student.
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At DeSales you'll find the highest quality nursing and medical care and resources to learn about healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. It is always a confidential, caring, and supportive place to get expert advice and care through the Christian humanist philosophy of enhancing the well-being of the whole person.

PACE - Peers Advising Counseling Educating

PACE is a small group of students who provide peer education programs that focus on alcohol, tobacco, violence, sexual health and safety, and justice issues. PACE mentors are specially trained and certified through the BACCHUS initiatives of NASPA, an international association of college and university-based peer education programs.
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