The Health & Wellness Center is committed to helping you make your health a priority. That’s why we offer a range of services at no additional cost to you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 215-646-7300, ext. 21306.
For your health and wellness, we encourage any member of the University community to inform the Health & Wellness Center of any personal health problems which would require immediate care in an emergency, such as heart disease, allergies, or asthma, so that our nurses can respond appropriately should the need arise.
Physicians are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen if time allows, so we encourage you to give us a call to make an appointment.
Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to providing quality education that supports the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical health and safety of our students and the entire GMercyU Community. To carry out this mission, GMercyU has launched the Healthy Campus Initiative.
The Healthy Campus Initiative is comprised of various resources and campaigns geared towards making campus a healthy and safe place to learn, work, and live and reinforces GMercyU's commitment to the environment - one of the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Annual Health & Wellness Fair: The annual event hosted by GMercyU's Health and Wellness Center provides the GMercyU Community with resources and tools to live a healthier lifestyle. Topics vary each year but nutritional counseling, cancer screening tips, and eye exams are some of the many services that have been available. This year's fair is on April 11, 2018.
Intramurals and Recreation: Started in fall 2016 with flag football, the program has since added numerous sports and activities including co-ed basketball and softball leagues, dodgeball and ultimate frisbee. The programs strive to provide a competitive, safe and enjoyable atmosphere that encourages sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership development for students of all athletic abilities and interests.
Fitness Classes: If sports aren't your thing, no worries! GMercyU offers many ways to stay active through one-credit fitness classes. Don't forget you can always explore GMercyU's beautiful 160-acre campus, which includes plenty of beautiful places to run, walk or bike.
Bike Share: Another way to get around campus is to sign up for GMercyU's Bike Share. The University owns seven Fuji mountain bikes that are available to all members of the GMercyU community.
Healthy Dining: In partnership with Parkhurst Dining Services, GMercyU chooses to use organic and locally-sourced food as often as possible across all campus dining facilities. GMercyU also uses eco-friendly food containers for students to eat on the go and have eliminated the use of plastic trays in the dining hall to cut down on water and detergent needs.
Hydration Stations: Hydration Stations have been placed strategically around campus to allow students and members of the campus community to refill their water bottles and reduce plastic bottle waste and litter.
Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus: Effective August 1, 2017, GMercyU will join nearly 1,800 other college and university campuses across the country in going completely tobacco and smoke-free. The new policy prohibits the use of all tobacco and smoke-inducing products in all GMercyU campus locations, including parking areas.
The decision to go smoke-free was based on requests from GMercyU's Student Government Association, and is on par with our commitment to promoting healthy and environmentally-responsible living on campus.
Smoking-Cessation Resources - If you wish to quit smoking, there are several resources available to help you work towards your goal.
Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
American Public Health Association
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Smoke-Free Environments Law Project
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Visit GMercyU' s portal to access resources from the American Red Cross and Independence Blue Cross.
The following are some of the services we provide to students:
- TB Screening (PPD)
- Hepatitis B and MMR available by referral to doctor's office
- Flu Vaccine--Prices Vary By Year
Evaluation and treatment of medical conditions such as:
- Cold and flu
- Upper respiratory infections
- Skin conditions
- Bladder infection
- Gastro-intestinal problems
- Wound care
- Post-surgical follow-up
- Post-emergency follow-up
Health and Wellness
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Seminars on health and wellness
- Pamphlets and prevention materials available for personal use
- Annual wellness fair
- Flu vaccines available for a nominal fee
- Nutritional education
Please note, any services provided to you outside of the Health & Wellness Center are your financial responsibility.
*All new and transfer students must complete a health form (Adobe Sign) before the start of classes or moving into the residence halls.*
All of the services provided by the Health & Wellness Center are confidential. Medical and personal information is not released to anyone, including parents, without written consent, unless the student is in critical condition or there is a threat of harm to self or others.
Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website for recent information regarding the Zika Virus.
Due to the seriousness of the flu this season, please take some time to read the information on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website. The CDC provides important information including prevention methods, symptoms, and treatment methods.