The Shenango campus does not have a dedicated nurse on staff, however, we have many community options for students who need medical attention. All Penn State Students also have access to the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line by calling 814-863-4463. The advice nurse can help you decide if your medical problem needs immediate attention and provide you with tips for self-care.
Local healthcare facilities
81 Vine Ave., Sharon, PA
Primary Health Network offers many services and locations in and around the Shenango Valley. As a federally qualified health center they exist to serve those who have limited access to healthcare, although all are welcome. PHN welcomes low-income individuals, the uninsured, and the underinsured.
640 E. State St., Sharon, PA
Sharon Regional Medical Center proudly offers specialized services including the Heart and Vascular Center, emergency heart attack/stroke treatment, cancer care, orthopedics/sports medicine, minimally invasive surgery, emergency care, a women's center, and a breast care center.
2200 Memorial Dr., Farrell, PA
UPMC Horizon offers a range of services and medical specialties at two campuses in the Shenango Valley and Greenville. Together with UPMC Jameson in Lawrence County, UPMC Horizon provides a regionalized approach to health care.
1729 East State Street, Hermitage, PA
Hermitage Crossing Plaza, 1075 North Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, PA
Health History Forms and Immunization Requirement
Penn State policy requires students accepted to Penn State to provide documentation of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Two doses of Measles (Rubeola) vaccine, one dose of Mumps and one dose of Rubella are required to assure immunity. Immunization records should be reported through our secure website.
Students who need assistant with their health history or immunization forms can contact Student Affairs in Sharon Hall 103 or by calling 724-983-2836.
Student Health Insurance Program and Insurance Advocate
Penn State's Student Insurance Office offers a comprehensive student insurance program to all Penn State students. Open enrollment periods are held at the start of each semester. Further information is available in the Student Affairs Office or on the Student Affairs website.
The Student Insurance Advocate which is part of University Health Services, a unit of Student Affairs, provides individual student consultation as well as outreach and education to students and student groups around health insurance. The student insurance advocate will assist students in identifying insurance options, including the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan, Medicaid or Affordable Care Act marketplace plans. This new position also will help qualified students navigate the application processes for these plans. Learn more about Insurance Advocate online.
Counseling and Psychological Services
A licensed professional counselor is available on campus to assist students with concerns. Find out more information on personal counseling contact 724-983-2841 or stop by Sharon Hall 207.