Announcements and News:
Student Health Service is pleased to announce that we will resume offering Quantiferon Gold (QFT) blood testing for TB infection starting on Monday, December 2, 2013. As in the past, QFTs can be drawn on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-3:30pm and on Thursdays from 10:30am-3:30pm. Call SHS at 215.746.3535 to schedule an immunization appointment during those times for your QFT. Please note: At this time, TB skin testing availability is still limited due to a national shortage of PPD.
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 now purchase 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. |
|Princeton University has been experiencing a meningococcal meningitis outbreak, with 8 cases since March 2013. Penn has not seen any cases of bacterial meningitis this semester. All Penn students who are 21 or younger, and who live on campus, are required to get the meningococcal meningitis vaccine. Student Health is always vigilant for the possibility of meningitis in students. For more information on bacterial meningitis, click here.|
Starting November 1, December grads cannot be bursared for SHS services; payment must be made in cash at the time of service.
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