Welcome new and returning Penn students!
Welcome to the Student Health Service! Our mission is to protect the health and wellness of Penn's students. Our dedicated and experienced staff of clinicians is hereto act as your medical home away from home. Whether you need support for a longstanding medical condition, or if you need someone to check that sore throat or upset stomach, think of SHS as the place to go.
We have primary care providers, experts in women's health, and sports medicine physicians. We even have travel vaccines, acupuncture, podiatry, nutrition, and massage.Most students are offered an appointment the day they call, or the very next day. We have evening hours and are open on Saturdays, too. The SHS Campus Health team works with our many partners to educate students about healthy habits and to encourage healthenhancing policies across the University.
Academic achievement, especially at a place like Penn, relies on a healthy body and a clear mind, so remember to nourish your body, give it adequate sleep and exercise,and contact SHS if you're not feeling well, if you want free condoms, or if you need advice to stay healthy through the busy semester. And look for our popular flu shot events every fall!
Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE
Executive Director, Student Health Service