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The Gable Health Center

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.


Hello Albrightians!

Welcome to a new semester! The Gable Health and Counseling Center team wish you the best as you begin the new semester. Please remember these important points about our office.

  • If you need any medical care or gynecologic-related care, please call 610-921-7532 to schedule an appointment.
  • If you are starting to feel overwhelmed, stressed or sad, please call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.
  • Jill Zelinsky, our registered dietician can give you advice to help you to maintain some of those weight-related New Year’s resolutions. She is available by appointment to discuss any dietary questions or concerns that may be on your mind.

We offer a wide-array of services and we are here to help you.

Wishing you a very productive and positive Spring semester.

The Gable Health and Counseling Center

 

TIP OF THE MONTH

March

Careful with that Cough Medicine!

Do you know the difference between a cough suppressant and a cough expectorant? A cough suppressant aids in reducing the frequency in which you cough. An expectorant’s purpose is to help clear and break up the mucus that is causing you to cough more frequently. While looking in the cold medicine aisle, think about which one is the one you need to help to relieve your symptoms. Make sure to read the medication information to make sure you are taking the correct dose of medicine. If you are unsure of the type of medicine you need, please seek the assistance of a pharmacist or a health care provider.

One of the most important points to consider while taking a cough medicine is to make sure you are taking it responsibly. Overdosing and unsafe use may lead to brain damage, seizures, and possibly death. Always take the recommended dose, and most importantly, measure the dose, do not drink it straight from the bottle. Please be aware that cough medicine is not intended for any other use than to aid in the suppression of a cough and the clearance of sputum.

If your symptoms are not improving or are worsening, please call the Gable Health and Counseling Center at 610-921-7532 to schedule an appointment with a health care provider.

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~Nicholas Ney '17  

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