University Health Services adds parent FAQ to website

May 25, 2012

A new page on the University Health Services (UHS) website provides answers to commonly-asked questions from Penn State parents. "Staying healthy is an important part of a successful college experience," said Margaret Spear, UHS director. "UHS seeks to partner with students and their parents in achieving optimal student health."

"Parents of new students, especially, are sometimes unfamiliar with the services available to their students," said Jennifer Mallen, director of Penn State's Parents Program. "Resources such as the new UHS Parent FAQ page can provide a place for parents to learn what Penn State has to offer." The UHS parents FAQ page is available at

UHS provides nationally accredited medical care and health promotion services that help students achieve and maintain optimal health. In addition to medical treatment for illness and injury, on-site services include lab, X-ray, pharmacy, a nutrition clinic and physical therapy. Students can schedule appointments online at or call 814-863-0774.

UHS also offers a periodic electronic newsletter to parents and families of Penn State students. The Parent and Family Healthline offers updates on services, events and health topics. Individuals interested in receiving the Healthline can subscribe at

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Last Updated April 19, 2017