This page was last updated 12/9/21

Question: Are campus health services and counseling still available to students during COVID-19?
Answer: Yes. Health and Counseling Services is located in Frances Warde Hall is are open for in-person and telehealth services for all currently-enrolled Carlow students. This campus space includes easy-to-clean furniture, physical distancing and use of PPE, and electronic recordkeeping. These are designed to maximize safety and student service while mitigating the spread of the virus. Health and Counseling Services does not provide services for faculty or staff.

Nurse visits are available Monday through Friday, and physician visits are available on Thursday afternoons. Health Services is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the spring 2022 semester.

Individual or group counseling services are available and can be coordinated based on the student’s schedule. Counseling Services is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the spring 2022 semester.

To schedule an appointment, students can email hcs@carlow.edu or call +1 (412) 578-6174 with their full name and contact information to request an appointment. Students can also leave a message if no one is available to take their call. For availability during academic breaks, students should call +1 (412) 578-6174 or email hcs@carlow.edu. Please note that Health and Counseling Services is closed when the University is closed.

Medical emergencies should be directed to emergency resources, including, but not limited to, Campus Police at +1 (412) 578-6007 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus. Mental health emergencies should be directed to emergency resources, including, but not limited to, Campus Police at +1 (412) 578-6007 if on-campus, 911 if off-campus or Resolve Crisis Services if located anywhere in Allegheny County at +1 (888) 796-8226.


Question: What are the implications to students with a disability? Specifically, is their learning be restricted because of COVID-19?
Answer: The Disabilities Office provides guidance and best practice recommendations to ensure that all students with accessibility needs receive the same opportunity to learn as their student counterparts.


Question: What is the status of Carlow University’s athletic teams?
Answer: All teams are actively engaged in their respective sports and are following recommendations from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), UPMC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

At all times, athletes will be expected to comply with UPMC, Carlow and NAIA guidelines. There will be daily cleaning of equipment and the training room and treatments will closely follow UPMC guidelines. 


Question: Is St. Joe’s Fitness Center open?
Answer: Yes, utilizing the American College of Sports Medicine, National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania best practice guidelines. Only students have access to this facility, and hours are reduced to allow for daily deep cleaning protocols. There are a limited number of people permitted in the building at any given time, and the facility is marked for social distancing. Locker rooms and showers are accessible per recommended guidelines.


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