Penn State Beaver offers a variety of health education programs in diverse areas, including nutrition, wellness, sexual health and avoidance of substance abuse. Students are strongly encouraged to learn how to establish positive, lifelong health habits.
There is no fee to see the campus nurse, Barb Kugel. The Student Health Center is open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday throughout the academic year unless otherwise noted. On Fridays, the nurse can be reached remotely via email or phone. The Health Center is currently closed during the months of June & July. The office will reopen on Monday, August 8, 2022.
Dr. Mitchell Pfeiffer, the consulting physician, is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on two Tuesdays every month. A $15 fee is charged to a student's account for a physician consultation. To learn the dates when the doctor is available, please visit the Health Center or check weekly Stall Stories.
Evening and weekend nurse advice hotline
A nurse advice hotline is available weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and all hours on weekends. Have your PSU ID number available when you call. Your call may be recorded.
Private & Confidential
Please reserve after-hours calls for urgent problems only.
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.
More immunization information and submission requirements
- Penn State Beaver Health Services assures that all health care providers and supporting health services staff adhere to the professional practice of patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity and informed consent.
- If parents or guardians wish to obtain information about their child's medical records, the Health Center will release information only when appropriate written authorization has been obtained from the student.
- Copies of medical records are mailed for free when sent to other health care providers or institutions. Fees are charged for all other types of requests.
- To request records, please place your request five days in advance to allow for processing time.
- Assessment, evaluation, and treatment of short-term illness or injury
- Consultation for health concerns
- Emergency care for injuries on campus
- Referrals to physicians, hospitals, emergency rooms or community agencies as necessary and appropriate
- Health screenings for blood pressure, height and weight
- First aid and emergency care
- Emergency, on-campus transportation to health services
- Resource center for health information and literature
- Health education opportunities though wellness initiatives, awareness programs, and the annual Penn State Beaver Health Fair
- Maintenance of confidential student health records
- Compliance with local and state health departments' rules and regulations
- Physical examinations for driver's license, employment and athletics