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!
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.
Excellent, nonjudgmental patient care
Respect for all cultures and ethnicities
Collaboration and positive relationships with campus constituencies and the medical community at large
Continuous evaluation and improvement in healthcare delivery methods
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
Spring Allergy Survival Tips
April is the time of year when the weather starts to warm up and plant life begins to emerge. Many of us have eagerly awaited this time of year, while some of us dread it, mainly because of seasonal allergies. Here are some tips on surviving the dreaded allergy season:
Check the pollen count in your area. If possible, on high pollen days stay inside and limit the time you are outdoors.
Pollen counts are lowest in the afternoon to evening time, and highest between 5am and 10am.
After being outside for long periods of time, bathe and wash your hair to rinse the pollen off of your skin and hair.
Remove clothing when you get home and toss in the hamper. When drying clothes, dry indoors. Pollen can cling to clothes if line-dried outdoors.
Use air conditioning in your car and home instead of using fans or driving with the windows down in the car.
If you have to work outside, avoid dry, windy days. Instead, do your outdoor chores right after a rainfall when pollen counts are low.
For more tips on how to survive the allergy season, follow the links below.