It’s that time of year where everyone in classes are getting sick. Before college, I relied on my mom whenever I was sick. She always knew what to do and more importantly how to cure me. When I was packing for college, my mom made sure I had all the prescriptions I needed in case I got sick. I store it in a bin under my bed so I always know where it is. It contained a bottle of Advil, tissues, a thermometer, cough drops, cough syrup and other essentials to cure me. When you’re sick and away from home it can be daunting at first but don’t worry Penn State has resources to help you.
The University Health Center is conveniently located on campus where students can see a doctor. You can make appointments online and if you’re really sick you can call to make an emergency appointment. The doctors are really nice and their main priority is to make you feel better. After your appointment, a pharmacy is conveniently located on the ground floor of the health center where you can pick up your medications. Other medical supplies are available to purchase and the health center takes LionCash! You can always reduce the risk of health problems by eating healthy, exercising regularly and keeping clean. Make sure to always wash your hands and dress appropriately for weather.