Penn State Students

Mount Nittany Health welcomes new and returning students to our community. We hope the time you spend in the area pursuing your education is valuable and enjoyable, and we wish you well.

Please be assured that we are here to offer high quality care and service when you need us. We take great pride in our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and it is important to us to meet the needs of students, particularly those who are away from home.

Healthcare can seem complicated and even a little bit scary, but Mount Nittany Health is committed to simplifying the process as much as possible for students who may be on their own for the first time. In this section, we have collected information relevant specifically to students and their parents.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I come to the Emergency Department (ED) when University Health Services is closed?
  • If I brought one of my friends who had too much alcohol to the Medical Center, what would happen?
  • What should I bring with me to the ED?

Read the answers to these and other student FAQs

Where Should I Go If I'm Sick?

Students are encouraged to use University Health Services for preventative and routine care. If UHS is closed, however, our Emergency Department can offer basic and emergency care any time of day or night.

You can also come to a Mount Nittany Physician Group provider when you need specialized care not offered through UHS.

Read more about getting the help you need

Payment & Insurance

Though it's best to bring insurance information to the Emergency Department, no payment will be required before receiving care, and health insurance is not a requirement to be treated.

For more information on payment and insurance, call the Business Department at 814.234.6171 or toll-free at 866.686.6171.

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