It’s National Health Center Week! Do you know what Penn State’s health center can do for you? Most people know that the health center is the place to go when you get sick. While this is true, the Student Health Center also offers a variety of services. Here’s a brief description of what’s available in the Student Health Center, but we recommend that you check out the web pages for more information.
- University Health Services (UHS) provides convenient, confidential and compassionate care for routine illnesses and more serious problems, such as high fevers and acute asthma attacks. UHS also offers routine physical exams, women’s and men’s health visits, and allergy services. Students can get immunizations and pre-travel information. UHS contains lab, x-ray, ultrasound and physical therapy.
- The on-site pharmacy provides prescription and over-the-counter medications, including sunscreen, vitamins, hygiene products, and yoga equipment.
- Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) offers a range of services and programs, including a nutrition clinic, free HIV testing, and tobacco cessation. Students can stop by HPW for lots of free stuff including, a sleep kit and condoms. You may also want to visit the De-stress Zone for a few minutes of relaxation.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers group therapy, individual counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric services as well as prevention, outreach and consultation services.
The Student Health Center is located adjacent to the Eisenhower Parking Deck and the Bank of America Career Services Building.
Interested in getting involved? Learn more about the volunteer opportunities available through University Health Services.