University Health Services (UHS) now offers telemedicine, in addition to in-person visits, to provide safe and convenient health care to Penn State students, even when they are not on campus. All in-state students may access care through telemedicine. Depending on state regulations, students living out of state may also be eligible for telemedicine appointments. Telemedicine appointments are easily accessed through a mobile device or computer. During these appointments, UHS providers will diagnose conditions, suggest follow-up care, and can even prescribe medications. Though not all medical concerns are appropriate for telemedicine, a wide array of health concerns can be evaluated through a telemedicine visit.
The Penn State student health insurance plan (SHIP) works at all campuses and world-wide. The SHIP is available to all registered students enrolled at least ½ time and is a requirement for international students taking 1 credit or more, excluding World Campus students. Please see the Student Health Insurance website for further details. You will want to verify the health services available to you at your specific campus. The Penn State SHIP has telemedicine and tele-behavioral health services available to your through Healthiest You at no additional cost. You can find the phone number on your United Healthcare Student Resources medical ID card.