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The Gable Health Center
Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

13th and Bern Streets - P.O. Box 15234 Reading, PA 19612-5234 - Phone: 610-921-7532 - Fax: 610- 921-7590
The health center is located at the end of the block at 1829 Linden St.
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Should an emergency arise after business hours or on weekends please call Public Safety at: 311.


Welcome to the Gable Health and Counseling Center!

aMission Statement:

At the Gable Health Center we empower you to make healthy choices for your life. Our caring and confidential patient-centered healthcare facility encourages and educates you to become an engaged consumer of your healthcare. In a respectful manner we advocate healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices to help you in the pursuit of your academic goals and personal development. We are here for you and we are your providers of care. Through education, we support attainment, maintenance and a lifelong commitment to optimal wellness.


We Value:

  • Excellent, nonjudgmental patient care

  • Respect for all cultures and ethnicities

  • Collaboration and positive relationships with campus constituencies and the medical community at large

  • Fiscal responsibility

  • Continuous evaluation and improvement in healthcare delivery methods


Confidentiality

Confidentiality requirements contained in Federal regulations do not permit the College to disclose medical information pertaining to students/patients who are over the age of eighteen to any family members. Information about medical services rendered to the students by the Health Center should be provided to interested parties (parents and college personnel) directly by the student.

TIP OF THE MONTH

May

Worried about finals week??

Here are some tips to keep your stress levels down while studying and taking exams:

  • Positive self-talk

Got a lot of work to do? Prioritize what needs to get done, and encourage yourself to get the most important things done first, do not procrastinate.
Example: I've worked well under pressure in the past. I know I can do it again!

  • Healthy diet

You have to eat! Eat small, frequent meals and snacks to keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady. Going more than 4 to 5 hours without eating can lead to fatigue, low concentration, and headaches.
Examples: baby carrots with hummus, string cheese, tuna salad on whole wheat crackers, vegetable soup, oatmeal made with milk, peanut butter on an apple, bagel or whole wheat bread or crackers, a glass of whole milk

  • Exercise

Working out helps! Physical activity can help, it boosts energy, increases ability to concentrate, and makes you feel great because your body will produce endorphins, which naturally relieve pain and induce feelings of well-being and relaxation.

  • SLEEP!!

Fun fact! Research has shown that students who get 6 or fewer hours of sleep have a lower GPA than those who get 8 or more. It is important to get a good night’s rest before exams!

http://www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/

Keyairrah Jones ‘16

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