University Health Services
University Health Services (UHS) is your comprehensive on-campus health care resource. We specialize in outpatient student health including the treatment of medically urgent problems and ongoing health concerns. We provide preventative care, education, and resources to help students live a healthy lifestyle.
UHS remains committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community both on and off-campus. Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues, below are some extra steps being taken to protect your health:
- Isolating patients with COVID-19 or related symptoms
We have reconfigured our clinic to keep people with COVID-19 or related symptoms in separate, designated areas.
- Enhanced COVID-19 screenings
Each person entering the Student Health Center, including staff, will be screened for symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and have their temperatures checked with no-contact infrared thermometers.
- Mandatory masking
Each person who enters our facility must wear a mask, including all patients and employees. Masks will be provided to you if you do not have one. All staff members will wear a mask while in the building
- Limiting visitors
To help keep our patients, staff, and community safe, we are temporarily limiting visitors in our clinic. No visitors will be permitted except under special circumstances.
- Physical (social) distancing
Staff and patients are expected to be 6 feet apart as much as possible. Many of our waiting areas have been reconfigured or eliminated to help make physical distancing easier.
- Extra cleaning measure
High touch areas will be disinfected regularly throughout the day. Exam areas will also be disinfected to appropriate standards. Multiple alcohol-based hand rub stations are accessible. Any person entering the building will be asked to clean their hands with alcohol-based hand rub.
- Appointment-only care
All patients will be admitted into the Student Health Center by appointment only. These appointments include patients coming in for lab or x-ray needs. Scheduling everyone an appointment helps to keep the flow and distancing of patients and staff controlled making a safer environment for everyone.
- Safety guards
We have added plastic barriers at desks and disposable covers for frequently used items such as our x-ray equipment to maintain safety for staff and patients.
- Telemedicine virtual visit
UHS is proud to offer secure private visits through Zoom. This allows you to communicate with a health care provider without having to leave home. Visits can include, Women’s & Men’s Health, LGBTQ Health, Primary Care, and Physical Therapy. Some care may still require you to be seen in the building, but many things can be managed without having to step outside! To see if your medical needs are amenable to telemedicine, call 814-863-0774. An experienced nurse will be able to help determine how best to use this resource and help set up an appointment. Later this summer, online scheduling for telemedicine will be implemented.
- Enhanced check in
Checking in for your appointment is going high tech! Low to no-touch check in options will be available so that you can check in for your appointment, upload insurance information, and be notified when we are ready to see you electronically. Our goal is to eliminate the need for waiting rooms as much as possible to allow for better physical distancing and to limit the potential time of exposure
- Pharmacy curbside pickup and delivery
The UHS Pharmacy is open and fully stocked. You can pick up a prescription without having to get out of your car. No car? No problem! You can also wait outside the building and have your prescription delivered to you outside. Prescriptions can even be mailed to your home for $3.00 monthly.
- Getting the care you need at the time you want
We are reopening the Student Health Center to routine appointments, making many non-urgent but medically necessary appointments available once again such as procedures, immunizations, physical exams, and preventative care. Please remember our priority will always be the safety of our Penn State community. We will continue to provide our patients the care they need while following public health guidelines from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
While our clinicians have always remained available during this pandemic for urgent care, we are now working to provide non-urgent but medically necessary care in a safe and progressive manner aimed at protecting our students, staff, and community.
University Health Services is an all-inclusive health care service at University Park offering medical, pharmacy, lab, imaging, physical therapy, medical records, insurance, and emergency services in one convenient on-campus location. We employ a team of knowledgeable and compassionate clinicians and support staff who are able to diagnose and treat routine illnesses and preexisting medical conditions. Our clinicians provide treatment for a wide array of health concerns that most commonly include:
- Sore throats
- Viral Infections
- Routine Medical Exams
- And More
We invite you to learn more about University Health Services. Please explore our departments and areas of specialization, or visit myUHS to schedule your first appointment.