Health and Insurance

College of Medicine Student Health Services 

 

Health care is available to students and their immediate families through Student Health Services, based in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  The comprehensive primary care coverage includes acute and chronic care for any and all medical problems, preventive healthcare services including GYN and Family Planning services, patient advocacy role for any referrals to specialty services, a confidential referral system for counseling needs in association with the Department of Psychiatry, and a 24-hour call coverage system. 

To make an appointment please call 717-531-5998 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.  

The office of Student Health is based at:
The University Physician Group-Fishburn Road,
845 Fishburn Rd.,
Hershey, PA. 
Secretary/scheduler: Janice Mesarick
Phone: 717-531-5998
Regular Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. 

For acute medical problems 'after hours' students can take advanatge of the Fishburn Walk-In Clinic.  Patients are seen 'first come-first served'.  (This option is significantly less expensive that the emergency department.)  The Walk-In Clinic operates M-F from 5 PM - 9 PM, and Sat and Sun from noon - 8 PM.

At other times, or if the walk-in clinic is full, healthcare concerns are forwarded to the hospital nurse triage system. If the nurse triage system has concerns they are forwarded to the Family Medicine Physician on call.  If you need assistance in traveling to Student Health (you do not have a car or are too ill to drive yourself), please call the shuttle driver at 717-514-4546 to arrange transportation.

 

 

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

Each year Penn State selects a student health insurance plan and makes it available to undergraduate and graduate students.  Information on this plan can be found at the University Health Services site.  Deadline for Fall 2013 is September 10, 2013.

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