Announcements and News:

Beginning April 1, May graduates cannot put SHS charges on their bursar accounts.  Cash and checks will be accepted.  (And by the way, congratulations!)

Welcome new Penn students! The mission of the Student Health Service (SHS) is to promote the health and well-being of students of the University of Pennsylvania. Student Health Service provides quality health care that is accessible, affordable, culturally-sensitive and student-focused. In addition, SHS oversees the University's Health Insurance and Immunization Compliance programs. For more information and next steps, click here.

The FDA has issued a voluntary recall for a few lots of the common antidepressant medication, Effexor (venlafaxine). If you use this medication, please check your prescription container for lot numbers V130142, V130140 or V130014. If you find those numbers, contact your provider for next steps. More information can be found here.


Are you interested in receiving the HPV vaccine? It's available at Student Health! You can schedule an appointment with Women's Health or Immunizations. This is a series of three vaccines over the course of a few months. The Penn Student Insurance Plan covers the cost of the HPV vaccines for men and women up to age 27. If you are on a different insurance, the cost is $175 for each of the three vaccines. Check with your insurance carrier about reimbursement. Click here for more detailed information about the HPV Vaccine or here for information about HPV.


You can nowpurchase Next Choice One Dose emergency contraception directly from the SHS cashier without an appointment.  Please print and complete this form (or get one from the cashier) and bring it to the cashier to purchase Next Choice One Dose (generic Plan B) for twenty dollars. Click here for more info.

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100% Compliance!  Student Health Service is proud to announce that our entire staff has been vaccinated against flu in an effort to provide the safest environment for our patients. 

Have you done your part?  It's not too late to be vaccinated.  (link to appointments)