Insurance Coverage through ELP
If you receive your health insurance through ELP, you will receive your card in your mail folder in the Student Center. You will also receive a second card in a few weeks that you can use to help pay for prescription medications at the pharmacy.
Registering your ELP insurance policy
Register your ELP insurance policy when you receive your card: https://www.hthstudents.com/login/step1.cfm
This is very important because you must do this in order to use your insurance card.You can also find information on this website about what services are covered by your insurance and how to request reimbursement (the company may pay you back for some services): www.hthstudents.com
When should I seek SHS care versus an ER visit at a nearby hospital?
A Penn Student Health provider is on-call 24/7 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to aid students in deciding if and where they should go to have their medical needs addressed. If it is a true medical emergency, students should call 5-1-1- from a campus phone (9-1-1 if off campus) or head to the nearest emergency department, preferably one in the Penn Medicine network (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 34th and Spruce, or Presbyterian at 38th and Market).
What are the immunization requirements?
Information about the University's immunization requirements can be found here: https://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/immreq.php
For more information, please read the ELP Student FAQ.