Student success starts with promoting and protecting the well-being of our students. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Student Health Services focuses on providing the highest of quality patient care with a strong emphasis on health promotion and preventive health education.
For assistance with non-life-threatening illnesses or accidents, please email Melissa Meshey, Health Services Nursing Supervisor:
Locations and Hours
Health Services - Main Campus
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Brenner Hall, First Floor (Room 107) - 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Melissa Meshey, RN, Nursing Supervisor
Strategies for Everyday Health and Wellness
COVID-19 mitigation efforts have required our college community to work within changing, complex circumstances and unprecedented situations over the past several years. The College is committed to equity in learning and health through comprehensive prevention strategies to keep students, staff, families, and our school community safe and provide supportive environments for in-person learning.
The College will not publish a COVD-19 Health and Safety plan for the academic year 2022-23, but will follow CDC guidelines for the management of COVID -19.
- Staying up to date on vaccines. The college recommends students, faculty, and staff stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, as well as other routine vaccinations.
- Stay home when sick. Students should remain home or in their dorm room and contact Health Services and their instructor if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID. Employees should call their supervisor and their personal physician or healthcare provider. Symptoms of COVID include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Wash hands frequently with soap and water. If you do not have access to soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Cover coughs and sneezes to help limit the spread of infectious diseases including COVID-19.
- Clean surfaces. Surfaces should be cleaned once a day to reduce the risk of germs spreading by touching surfaces. The College will continue to follow recommended procedures of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection.
- Wearing a well-fitting mask reduces the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The College will follow CDC guidelines based on the COVID-19 Community Transmission Level. At a Low community level, masking is not required on campus. The campus community will be notified if the community level rises to a level that requires a change in masking requirements. Members of the campus community may choose to mask, and are permitted to do so. Individuals may be required to mask when required per CDC guidelines.
- Health Services will assess and triage students who have symptoms of COVID-19, and will offer a rapid test on site if indicated. Based on CDC guidelines, the College will conduct asymptomatic COVID-19 screening testing. Employee should reach out to their personal healthcare provider for assessment and testing.
- Isolation and Quarantine. Quarantine is longer recommended by the CDC in a college setting for people who are exposed to COVID-19. Students, faculty, and staff who are exposed to COVID-19 will follow CDC recommendations to wear a well-fitting mask (gaiter masks are not permitted as a substitute for a mask) for 10 days following exposure. In-person learning will continue.
Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate at a location off-campus. If you had no symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5. If you had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5 if you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication or your symptoms are improving. If you still have fever or your other symptoms have not improved, continue to isolate until they improve.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
You can get free at-home COVID-19 tests by completing an online order form via the USPS.
- Each order includes eight (8) rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Your order of 8 tests will come in two separate packages (four tests in each package)
- Packages will ship free
If you have insurance on file with a pharmacy, you may also pick up eight (8) free COVID-19 tests each month at the pharmacy.