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.
Campus Health Services
Students needing assistance from the campus' Health Services should first call the office to speak with Nurse Stella Milburn for phone consultation to receive guidance and needed care; walk-in visits to Health Services are currently suspended. Nurse Stella can be reached between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling 724-334-6066.
Students who need health assistance after 5 p.m. and on weekends should contact the University's Advice Nurse line at 814-863-4463.
- 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.
Information on the current health insurance policy and requirements is available online through the Office of Student Affairs at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness/health-insurance. For more information, please contact 814-865-7467.
Medical Entrance Compliance
Penn State’s Health Policy requires that you provide documentation of appropriate immunizations.
Vaccination information: Immunization Requirements
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.
Important Immunization Requirements for All Incoming Students
All incoming Penn State students must provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. In accordance with Pennsylvania state law, students living in on-campus housing must also provide proof of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo, Menactra, MCV4), which protects against infections caused by serogroups A, C, W and Y.
Additionally, the University strongly urges all students to be immunized against COVID-19 (primary series and booster).
To submit: log in to myUHS using your Penn State access credentials, and upload image files of your official immunization records and, if applicable, any positive antibody titer blood test results.
Immunization requirements are applicable to all undergraduate and graduate students at University Park and Commonwealth Campuses excluding World Campus and Great Valley. Immunization records only need to be submitted once. For questions or more information, visit the University Health Services website.
Varsity Sports Clearance
Please complete the two pages of the Athletics Physical Forms and then stop by Health Services and see Stella Milburn, Campus Nurse.
COVID-19 Symptom Tracker
All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker via the Penn State GO App on a daily basis, even when not on campus.
The Penn State GO App can be downloaded via the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once installed, be sure to choose the proper campus experience by following these steps:
- Download and install the app.
- Choose "Commonwealth Campus"
- Choose "New Kensington"
The symptom checker can then be accessed at the top of the New Kensington app home screen.
For current health guidance and information, visit https://virusinfo.psu.edu/.