Our professional staff is here to help you in the event of illness or other health-related concerns. We are committed to promoting the physical and mental well-being of all Penn State Hazleton students through health education, preventive health strategies and, most of all, quality health care.
All medical records are strictly confidential and are seen only by the Health Services staff who have a need to see them in order to provide care. All health care personnel adhere to established ethical principles and codes of professional practice including patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity and informed consent. Although this high degree of confidentiality is often a concern to parents seeking information, medical information is released only with the student's written consent, or by court-appointed subpoena.
The University environment is a community within communities. It reflects the larger global society, and is consistent in its integration of diverse cultures, spheres of influence and interest that characterize the human experience. Through mission and goal statements universities and colleges identify areas of leadership and collaboration to address the needs of the societies they represent and reflect.
The Health and Counseling Service of Penn State Hazleton is in a unique position to actively participate in the educational, research and service missions of the University. Its mission statement, grounded in the principles of public health and social responsibility identifies roles and activities that characterize the contributions of the professionals involved in the services and programs of the department.
It is the mission of the Health and Counseling Service:
- make a difference in the lives and experiences of the students at Penn State Hazleton
- do justice to the potential of each individual to think, to learn, to create, to adapt
This mission statement is understood and espoused by each of the professionals at the Health and Counseling Service. It is understood that this mission statement is essential to all interactions with each student and within the diverse communities of interest that constitute the collegiate experience.
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