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Medical Emergencies

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In case of a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to Mount Nittany Medical Center (formerly known as Centre Community Hospital), which is located on Park Avenue, approximately 2 miles from campus.

The UHS University Ambulance Service (UAS) responds to medical emergencies on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--except during the University's winter break.

The UHS University Ambulance Service is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is staffed by a well trained and experienced emergency staff. UAS employs a full time Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Manager, an Instructor/EMS Supervisor, an EMS Supervisor, approximately 30 students as part-time Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), additional EMTs and EMT-Ps for special events, and approximately 12 to 20 volunteer EMTs in the training program. The service provides Advanced Life Support level services at special events under medical command of an emergency physician from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. EMS also provides numerous training programs for students interested in becoming EMTs.

This service responds to approximately 1000 ambulance calls per year on the University Park campus. UAS responds to any calls dispatched for medical emergencies on campus or to assist other EMS agencies off campus. Though students are our main customers, we routinely respond to requests from employees, visitors, and event and conference attendees.

Please note: all ambulance fees, hospital emergency room and inpatient fees are the patient's responsibility.

Crisis services for Penn State students are available through Counseling and Psychological Services, a separate unit within Student Affairs.

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