Health services are offered FREE for Penn State Greater Allegheny students. In addition to the services the health center also helps with Health Education, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Excuses, Health Insurance, and Immunization Requests.
- Routine health services for minor illnesses and injuries
- Referral to campus physician, or to a family doctor for primary medical care for a serious injury or acute illnesses
- Referral and liaison services to outside health agencies
- Heath history forms/information as required for admission and registration to Penn State
- Health screenings
- Free literature, including informational brochures on various health issues
- Student Health insurance compliance
- Student immunization compliance
- Mental health counseling services
- Physical examinations for athletics
- Consultation for health concern
- Medical emergencies
- Self-care center
We promote health awareness, positive health behaviors, and disease prevention. One-on-one counseling is available to students seeking assistance with health concerns such as smoking, alcohol, other drug abuses, nutrition, weight management, human sexuality issues, and more. For more information, please contact Ann McCurdy MSW,LSW at (412) 675-9475 or [email protected].
Students encounter a great deal of stress during their University years (i.e., academic, social, family, work, financial). While most students cope with it successfully, others become overwhelmed by the pressures. To help students manage the demands of University life, we provide individual, psychological, and personal counseling services.
FREE confidential counseling is available for students on campus in the Student Community Center Health Service Office Room 110 during the Fall and Spring semesters. Ann McCurdy MSW, LSW. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.
The counselor is available to provide individual, group, crisis intervention, psychological evaluation for students, case management services, as well as preventative and consultation services for the University Community. The counselor is dedicated to assisting students in the pursuit of personal and academic growth, to help students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and to support students as they make important decisions about their lives. Counseling and psychological services can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Penn State Greater Allegheny is committed to providing a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities to ensure access, full participation, and reasonable accommodations for their academic pursuits. Student Disability Resources is responsible for coordinating support services, reasonable academic accommodations, and promoting disability awareness in a university community.
Student Disability Resources
Please contact Sioban Brooks at (412) 675-9454 for more information.
Health Services does not provide class excuses for minor illness or injuries that result in the absence from class. If our provider sees you when you are ill, we can provide you with documentation of the date and time of your visit. We cannot verify illnesses over the phone if we have not seen you. In the event that a student misses a class due to illness, it is his/her responsibility to contact his/her professor and advise them of the situation.
The insurance mandate for all students will take effect Fall of 2019. Penn State will enroll full-time students in the Penn State SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) at the beginning of each academic year. At that time, students can choose to waive this coverage and avoid fees by providing documentation of a comparable insurance plan through an online form. This process ensures students have access to health insurance that meets their health care needs and that covers them on or near the campus they attend. This mandate applies to all Commonwealth campuses. If the student does not waive the insurance by the deadline, the student will automatically be enrolled in SHIP and will be billed for the full health insurance premium.
Information about new and current insurance requirements may be found on the website at: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/SHIP/Waiver.
A LionPATH insurance submission tutorial may be found at: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/sites/default/files/LionPATH_Insurance_Tutorial_2018.pdf
Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. The United States is experiencing re-emergence of these diseases, in part due to factors such as non-immunized and under-immunized persons and global travel. University Health Services of the Pennsylvania State University strongly supports the use of vaccines to protect the health of our individual students and our campus community.
PENN STATE IMMUNIZATION POLICY REQUIREMENT
All incoming Penn State students must provide proof of immunization against measles mumps and rubella. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) – 2 doses MMR vaccine the first dose being given after the first birthday OR 2 Doses Measles(Rubeola), 2 doses Mumps, and 1 dose Rubella OR Blood test results showing immunity.
PPD Mantoux (tuberculosis screening) – Required for high risk persons within the past 6 months.
MENINGOCOCCAL Vaccine – REQUIRED by Pennsylvania Law for all students living in University-owned housing. Must show proof of immunization or complete a waiver of exemption. Must be given either the Menactra (MCV4) or Menveo after the age of 16, which protects againist infections caused by serotypes A, C, W, and Y.
Students need only to upload their official immunization records rather than the immunization verification form as had done previously. Official immunization records include those from the students doctor or clinic, the states immunization Registry, the immunization records from the student school (excluding records which were self-entered by the student.)
More information regarding the immunication submission process can be found at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/medical-services/immunizations/submit-immunization-information.