13th and Bern Streets - P.O. Box 15234 Reading, PA 19612-5234 -Phone: 610-921-7532 -Fax: 610- 921-7590 The health center is located at the end of the block at 1829 Linden St. Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Should an emergency arise after business hours or on weekends please call Public Safety at: 311.
Welcome to the Gable Health and Counseling Center!
At the Gable Health Center we empower you to make healthy choices for your life. Our caring and confidential patient-centered healthcare facility encourages and educates you to become an engaged consumer of your healthcare. In a respectful manner we advocate healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices to help you in the pursuit of your academic goals and personal development. We are here for you and we are your providers of care. Through education, we support attainment, maintenance and a lifelong commitment to optimal wellness.
Excellent, nonjudgmental patient care
Respect for all cultures and ethnicities
Collaboration and positive relationships with campus constituencies and the medical community at large
Continuous evaluation and improvement in healthcare delivery methods
Confidentiality requirements contained in Federal regulations do not permit the College to disclose medical information pertaining to students/patients who are over the age of eighteen to any family members. Information about medical services rendered to the students by the Health Center should be provided to interested parties (parents and college personnel) directly by the student.
TIP OF THE MONTH
Tips for Healthy Eating at Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we know there will be plenty of food to eat. Please remember that eating healthy is very important.
Below are some tips on how to eat a healthy Thanksgiving dinner:
Go for the dark meat. While white meat has less calories than dark meat, dark meat has more important nutrients like Iron and Zinc.
Remember to eat other meals throughout the day. While it may be tempting to skip breakfast and lunch to eat more at dinner, nutritionists recommend not skipping meals. Eating light meals throughout the day is better than not eating at all.
Create a well-rounded, colorful plate. This can most easily be done by adding colorful veggies to your plate. Sweet potatoes, apple sauce, corn, brussel sprouts, and asparagus can make your plate more colorful than just mashed potatoes, turkey, and gravy.
Drink Water. With all of this food around, we often forget about drinks. A good way to consume less calories while eating is to drink water. Drinking water with meals is much healthier than consuming a large amount of “empty calories” by drinking soft drinks. Water also helps to make you feel fuller so you do not eat as much during the main meal.
Eating smaller pieces of dessert can also help reduce the number of calories you consume. If you are still craving more sweets, grab fruit instead. Fruit can help to deliver the nutrients you may have missed during the meal. The natural sugars in fruits are healthier than the refined sugars found in some desserts.