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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.

TIP OF THE MONTH

September

Safety Awareness

September is safety awareness month. It is important that students are making safe decisions both on and off campus. Here are some steps students can take in order to stay safe:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Make sure that you are not distracted by your phone when you are walking or driving. Wait until you arrive at your destination to reply to a text or check social media.

  • Walk in pairs at night. If it is dark and you’re nervous about walking alone, wait for a friend before leaving a building. If there is no one else to walk with you call someone and talk on the phone while you’re walking back to your room. Finally, if you feel unsafe walking at night, check out Public Safety’s shuttle schedule or call for an escort.

  • Always have a spotter. If you’re going off campus at night be sure to have a friend that will walk home with you or come pick you up if you need a ride home.

  • Take R.A.D self-defense classes. Public Safety holds self-defense classes during September. Learn the best ways to protect yourself just in case you’re ever in a dangerous situation. 

  • If you see something, say something. If someone or something seems out of place on campus tell someone. It is important that the entire Albright community contributes to keeping our campus safe.

 ~ Michalia Humphrey ‘18

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