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During an emergency - Dial 911, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The University Ambulance Service responds to medical emergencies on the University Park campus and within the local community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The University Ambulance Service is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and staffed by certified student emergency medical technicians, volunteers, and emergency response professionals.

Each year, University Ambulance Service responds to approximately 1,500 ambulance calls. Although students are our main focus, we routinely respond to requests from employees, visitors, and event and conference attendees.

The University Ambulance Service also provides Advanced Life Support level services at special events under the direction of an emergency physician from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Our department offers numerous training programs for students interested in becoming certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), such as the EMT Training Course, KINES 403. Learn more about EMT Training Opportunities.

Students interested in the University Ambulance Service should check out our University Ambulance Volunteer Program.

Location and Hours

Emergency Medical Services staff offices are located on the first floor of the Student Health Center at University Park.

University Ambulance Service responds to calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the exception of the annual December University closure.


All ambulance, hospital, emergency room, and inpatient fees are the patient's responsibility.

There is a charge for ambulance services; patients will be asked to sign an insurance authorization for billing at the time of assessment/treatment. The University Ambulance Service participates only with Medicare/Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and TRICARE. The ambulance service is out of network for all commercial insurance plans; patients are responsible for the charges in full and your insurance company may reimburse some or all of the charges based on your plan’s benefits.

Students who decline transport to the hospital will still be billed for their treatment and/or assessment.

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