University Health Services | Get Tested FAQ


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University Health Services accepts some outside insurances. Please check with your insurance provider prior to receiving care at UHS to determine if your plan is in-network.

Before Your Visit

To expedite your visit at UHS, students are encouraged to provide us with their health insurance information ahead of time. Soon, we will have a secure, digital way for you to submit your information to us. Until then, current students may:

What To Do If You Are Uninsured

Students are eligible to purchase the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for the academic year. All undergraduate students taking three or more credits or graduate students taking one or more credits are eligible to purchase the plan. The plan is offered through First Student College Student Health Insurance, underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources.

Please note Penn State World Campus students are not eligible for the Penn State SHIP.

What to Do If Your Insurance Is Not Accepted

If you are seen here and your insurance is not accepted, out of network benefits, if you have them, will apply.

*Important Note about Geisinger Health Plan* Geisinger Health Plan will not pay for services at University Health Services. Contact GHP customer service for either an authorization to be seen at UHS or a referral to another local provider.

H M Os

If you belong to an H M O plan, call your insurance company, even if it's from one of the companies listed below, to verify where your student can recieve treatment. Some HMO plans will issue guest memberships.

Current List of Accepted Insurances

UHS is a participating provider with the following insurance companies:



See our Billing FAQ

If you have a question about insurance at UHS, please call 814-865-6555.  Please do not call the Advice Nurse for insurance questions.

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