Student Health Hoursfor the week of May 20, 2019
Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
Closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
If Student Health Service is closed, a health provider is available by telephone for medical advice and consultation at 215-746-3535. Treatment for urgent medical illnesses/injuries is available at the Emergency Room of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Emergency Room is separate from the Student Health Service. Students are responsible for providing insurance information to the Emergency Room and for payment of any charges not covered by insurance.
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The Mumps virus continues to be elevated in the Philadelphia area. Given all of the end of year campus events, Penn is encouraging the entire community to be hyper-vigilent with all disease prevention efforts.
Following the guidance of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Penn continues to offer MMR booster immunizations to a targeted group of students; this is a public health intervention referred to as ring immunization. The mumps cases Penn has seen have impacted undergraduate seniors the most. Alumni, parents, families, and friends may see prevention messaging and hand sanitizers around campus during Alumni Weekend and Commencement activities. The entire Penn community should use these prevention techniques:
All Penn students should monitor for symptoms until June. If you suspect you have mumps (symptoms include fever, headache, swelling in your face), please self-isolate (stay at home and do not go to classes, work, or social events) for at least 5 days or until diagnosis is confirmed. Call Student Health at 215-746-3535 and press #3 to speak with a nurse. Mumps is not something you can diagnose in yourself, it requires a lab confirmed diagnosis.
Occupational Medicine continues to confirm that faculty and staff are at much lower risk as their exposures are much more limited, and their behavioral patterns differ from that of the students. If you're interested in more information on mumps, please visit our disease updates.
Penn is tobacco free! To learn more about this important initiative, especially on how Penn students were involved, watch this video. Interested in smoking cessation resources available to Penn students? Look here. You can schedule an appointment online or call (215-746-3535) to see our smoking cessation counselor; appointments are free and unliminted.
There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. The only US manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, has very tight restrictions on the vaccine supply. Currently, SHS has limited availability of the Yellow Fever vaccine, which will be given in strict accordance with CDC recommendations. Please call to discuss your travel plans should they be to areas where the vaccine is required.
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