Northampton Community College (NCC) opened a new health center on Monroe Campus this October. Care will be available for students, faculty, and staff at the center located in Keystone Hall, Room 140, Monday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A grant from Monroe County COVID CARES Act helped NCC open the Health Center. 

The current pandemic called for the addition of a health center at Monroe. “Monroe Campus Health Center will offer both virtual and in-person care for minor illnesses and injuries, follow-up for COVID screening and COVID related situations, physical exams for NCC Allied Health students, vaccines, blood pressure monitoring and worker’s comp initial evaluation. All patients will be seen by appointment only,” says Theresa (Tracy) Newman MSN, RN at NCC’s Bethlehem and Monroe Health Centers. 

The center will be staffed by Newman and Kristin Harris, PA-C, both employed by at NCC St. Luke’s University Health Network, along with Christina Martinez, who will serve as secretary for the new center. 

It is still imperative for NCC on-campus students, faculty, and staff to complete the NCC Health Check on the NCC Go app each time prior to visiting the campus. If you use the app and get an alert to not come to campus, the Health Center staff will be the ones to assist you in next steps.   

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for the Monroe Campus to provide this important resource to students, faulty, and staff especially during this unprecedented time.  It is also another example of NCC’s commitment in serving the community,” says Belinda Austin, associate dean, student services at NCC’s Monroe Campus. 

NCC urges students, faculty and staff to continue using safe COVID-19 practices, including wearing a mask, keeping socially distant, and washing your hands often. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. Faculty remain flexible to allow for circumstances where students stay home and care for themselves as opposed to putting themselves and others at risk of infection 
 
The Monroe Health Center is open from Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and staff can be reached at 570-369-1718. 
 
NCC advises that students, staff and faculty follow-up with their primary care physicians, their local Urgent Care, or St. Luke’s Care Anywhere for virtual visits when the Health Center is closed.  

Find more information regarding the Health Centers on either campus.