For Patients


At LionCare, we believe that every patient deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Our clinic exists for you!

 

Some frequently asked questions are listed below.

 

Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions. For information about health screenings, or information about specific medical conditions, click here. For information about vaccines that are offered here at LionCare, click here.

FAQ


  • Can I get medical attention at LionCare?
    • Yes, everyone is eligible for our care, regardless of residency, housing situation, insurance status, or employment status.
  • What will it cost?
    • LionCare is completely, 100% free. That includes the doctor visit, and any tests, vaccines, or medicines you get from us. 
  • Will I be seen by a doctor?
    • Yes, every patient at LionCare is seen and evalauted by a physician from Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
  • How will students be involved in my care?
    • Each patient is seen first by a pair of medical students. They will get information from you about the reason for your visit, your past medical history, the medicines you take, etc. The students will take your vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, etc.) and then examine you (listen to your heart and lungs, etc.).
    • The students will thank you, and exit your room. They will come back with one of our physician volunteers from Penn State Hershey (the "real doctor"). 
    • The doctor may ask you some of the same questions the students did, and examine you themselves. The doctor may teach the students while they are in the room with you. 
    • The doctor will decide what we will do to help you, and decide if any tests are needed (your treatment plan). We have some medicines that we can give you on the same day as your visit. 
  • Should I come to LionCare for an emergency?
    • No, LionCare does NOT have an emergency department/room, and we do NOT offer emergency services. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1
  • Are there any residency requirements?
    • No, we will treat you no matter where you live or where you are from. 
  • What if I'm not a US Citizen? What if I'm undocumented?
    • We will treat you, regardles of your citizenship or immigration status. LionCare is a safe place for you. 
  • Where is the clinic located?
  • What are your hours? When are your clinics?
    • For clinic dates, see our Calendar. Our clinics are held in the evening, beginning at 6pm. 
  • How can I make an appointment?
    • If you're interested in being seen at a clinic, please call 717-257-4440, ext 312, to confirm the date and time and make an appointment.
  • What if I need tests or medications?
    • We have many commonly prescribed medications at LionCare that we can give you on the day of your visit. For medicines that we don't have at the clinic, we can write prescriptions.
    • We offer a limited number of tests in clinic for which we can get results at the time of your visit, for other tests we can draw blood in clinic and send it away for testing. 
    • All tests and medications are 100% free.