Health Services

Health Services

Penn State New Kensington Health Services provides educational programs and medical services to students that are designed to improve their health. Health Services staff work collaboratively to identify and advocate for student needs to provide appropriate high quality, cost effective responses.

Located in the Athletics Center, the Health Services clinic is open to all students registered for the current semester. Faculty and staff are also eligible for emergency care and screenings.

Services Provided

  • Treatment of minor injuries 
  • First-aid services including providing and maintaining first-aid kits on campus 
  • Treatment of illnesses and referral as necessary 
  • Counseling as needed for health issues 
  • Disability services and information 
  • Health and wellness programs 
  • Athletic physicals 
  • Resources for health education materials
  • Information and referrals to community agencies


The staff of the Health Services clinic assures that all health care providers adhere to the professional practice of patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity, and informed consent. Information in your medical record is released only when you provide written authorization. Copies of your medical records will then be mailed to other health care providers and institutions free of charge. For more information, please contact Health Services at 724-334-6066.

Health Promotion and Education

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 and other drug abuses, nutrition and weight management, human sexuality issues, and more. For more information, please contact Health Services at 724-334-6066.

Health Insurance

Penn State offers a Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. The eligibility requirement for undergraduate students is only 3 credit units and attending classes for the first 31 days. Additional information on the current policy is available online through Student Resources at For more information, please contact Health Services at 1-888-224-4810.

Disability Services

Students with health-related disabilities should contact Health Services to discuss the University's process for receiving reasonable accommodations. To schedule an appointment, contact Health Services at 724-334-6066.

Medical Entrance Compliance

Penn State’s Health Policy requires that you provide documentation of appropriate immunizations.

Vaccination information:  New, incoming, first-time Penn State students are required to have 2 MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) and ACHA (American College Health Association) have recommended this. This requirement does not affect current students or students who have previously been enrolled at Penn State and are re-enrolling. Students born before 1957 are presumed to be immune and do not need to meet the MMR requirement. University Health Services will accept documentation of positive titres, but will not accept a diagnosis of the disease. If you have not had the second MMR, you must get it from a health care provider.

The immunization form is the only Health Services form that New Kensington students are required to complete. The website location to do this is Click on "submit your immunizations online at myUHS," which can be found at the end of the first paragraph. Students must also complete the online health history form through myUHS.

Varsity Sports Clearance

Please complete the two pages of the Athletics Physical Forms and then stop by Health Services and see Elaine Zarichnak, Campus Nurse.