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The Gable Health Center

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.
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!

aMission Statement:

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.

We Value:

  • Excellent, nonjudgmental patient care

  • Respect for all cultures and ethnicities

  • Collaboration and positive relationships with campus constituencies and the medical community at large

  • Fiscal responsibility

  • 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.



Staying Positive

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.”-Willie Nelson

  1. Choose to be happy. Attitude is a conscious decision we make as soon as we wake up in the morning. Start your day by telling yourself that the day is great and full of opportunity. When you are faced with a bad situation do not place blame, instead find the positive and realize it is up to you to control how you feel.

  2. Suck the poison out. Legend has it that when bitten by a poisonous snake you should suck out the venom to rid your body of the poison. Use this as a metaphor about the negativity in your life. You must eliminate the people who bring in negativity and rid yourself of negative thoughts. Distance yourself from those who do not invest in your happiness. Attitude is contagious and if you surround yourself with those of pessimistic attitude, you can find yourself pessimistic as well. Be honest with yourself; realize that you may be a negative person. If you find yourself always having pessimistic thoughts, let go of them. Consistently remind yourself of all the positive things you are doing or how you can add positive aspects to your life.

  3. Find the good in life. In every situation there is good and bad. Sometimes the good can seem impossible to find, but it is your job to bring it to focus. No matter how terrible the situation is, find a way to make it positive or find a positive solution.  

  4. Practice makes perfect. Train and reinforce your brain to be positive. It is important to keep reinforcing positive thoughts to train your brain to think positively.  Do not hesitate to tell yourself that you did a good job or that you’re looking good or even that you are simply awesome. Also, find the positive in others and your experiences and keep repeating these good thoughts.

  5. Sharing is caring. Spread your new found positivity. Reach out to those around you and make random acts of kindness. Tell the one’s you love how much you care and do what you can to cheer others up.  Stop the gossip! Don’t find yourself being sucked into these negative conversations and do your best to stop the ones that are occurring. Also, Find opportunities to participate in volunteer work. Helping lives in need is a great way to spread positivity.

~ Brianna Miller ‘16

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