Student Health and controlled medications

Bucknell Student Health is here to care for our campus community in the most comprehensive manner possible. Our health center offers care for acute illness and injury for students as well as care for chronic health conditions. Some of the ways we provide this care is through office visits, tests and procedures, and medication ordering and management.

As medical best practices evolve, we also need to change some of our practices to provide safe and proven care to our students and community.  One such change in practice is a near future requirement for random drug testing to be performed on anyone who is on a long term therapy of a controlled substances e.g. (stimulants such as Adderall, Focalin, Concerta, Vyvanse, Ritalin etc. or benzodiazepines such as Xanax/Alprazolam or Ativan/Lorazepam) to help prevent misuse of such highly addictive drugs.  Because Bucknell University will not be engaging in random drug testing for this purpose, beginning Fall 2015, Bucknell Student Health will no longer offer medication orders (new or refills) for students requiring long term controlled substance medication.

To maintain a healthy and smooth transition to campus, it is recommended a student discuss this with a home physician prior to coming to campus to devise a plan for continuation of their therapy throughout the school year.

If, however, a student finds a need for services once on campus, Bucknell Student Health, the Counseling and Student Development Center, and the Office of Accessibility Resources are some of the many resources on campus available to assist in identifying local providers who may be willing to provide medication management.

One such local provider is:

Abby Irwin, M.D. Adult Psychiatry, Board-Certified

153 Farley Circle, Suite 304

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Call 888-275-2578 or to schedule an appointment

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