Travel Advisories are in place for Cape Verde, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Pacific Islands, and South America due to the spread of Zika virus. Please be aware that this is a fluid situation, and SHS will update this information regularly.  Students should note the travel advisory, particularly for pregnant women. Zika virus, spread by mosquitos, has been linked to an increase in microcephaly. While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency, they also say the most important protective measure is the prevention of mosquito bites. Students can learn how to avoid and prevent mosquito bites. SHS continues to implement travel screenings as a general standard of practice. However, if you are planning to travel to the affected regions, please consider booking a Travel Health appointment. Have questions about the Zika virus? Here's a comprehensive FAQ.

Is your prescription expiring? Need it renewed? SHS is happy to help! However, SHS will no longer respond to pharmacy autorenewal requests. Since most automated pharmacy requests are not accurate, we would like to hear directly from you that a prescription is still needed. Unsure of how to read your prescription or make a renewal request? We made you a handy guide 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)