Congratulations December Grads! As you begin to wrap up your life at Penn, there are two items related to your health you should think about.
  1. Health Insurance. If you're on the Penn Student Insurance Plan, please visit our December Grads website. If you're still on your parents' plan, now is a great time to start learning about your options. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act and view this letter from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
  2. Health Records. Whatever your next step, request a copy of your medical records from SHS. Your next academic institution, job, or primary care physician will likely want or need to see them. 

Are you planning to travel over winter break? Is Yellow Fever one of the vaccines recommended for you? Contact SHS to schedule your travel consultation and immunization visit today! All vaccines, including those for travel, are covered by PSIP, and there's no co-pay for a travel visit.Yellow Fever vaccine supplies are low, so make your appointment ASAP by calling 215-746-3535. Don't forget to register your trip.


Do you use an EpiPen called Auvi-Q? If so, please note that it has been recalled by the manufacturer, Sanofi. If you are an Auvi-Q user, please contact SHS immediately so we can write a prescription for an alternative epinephrine auto-injector. You can reach SHS at 215-746-3535.


The University of Pennsylvania has pledged to be a healthier campus! Penn signed a memorandum of understanding with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama, to make healthier choices easier. Penn becomes one of only 38 Universities, and the only Ivy, across the country to have committed to expand healthier options across their campuses. Read more here!
Have you picked up your FREE Welcome Kit? This year, Student Health Service is offering FREE Welcome Kits to students filled with items to help you make it through the year. Just bring your Penncard to SHS and ask to see the cashier.

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