The mission of the Student Health Service is to promote the health and wellbeing of students of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Student Health Service provides quality health care that is accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive and student-focused. The Student Health Service supports the academic mission of the University of Pennsylvania through teaching, mentoring, research and leadership.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The University of Pennsylvania Student Health Service (SHS) values diversity and welcomes students and patients from diverse backgrounds. SHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its services or in its employment practices..
All full-time students can be seen in Student Health regardless of their insurance coverage. All full time students are charged a Clinical Fee ($530 for Academic Year 2016-17) which allows them access to SHS.Part-time students may elect to pay the clinical fee in order to be seen.
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Your health care is your business. We understand that information about you and your health is very personal and therefore we are committed to protecting this medical information as required by law. We create a record of the care and services you receive from the Student Health Service (SHS). This record is necessary to provide you with high quality care and to ensure we are in compliance with State and Federal laws. Please view our Notice of Privacy Practices. If you are graduating, please consider requesting a copy of your Medical Records.
Patients holding advance directives may ask that a copy of a properly executed Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, and other Advance Health Care Directive be included in their electronic medical record. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, Student Health Service will honor the patient's wishes with regard the Advance Directive by conveying these wishes to the medical provider delivering the emergency & post-emergency care.
A patient may designate a Health Care Agent to make health and personal care decisions on behalf of the patient in the event that the patient cannot make the decision independently. Examples of health care agents include a spouse, domestic partner, parent, or other trusted person who understands the patient's health and personal care wishes. Designation of a health care agent can be included in an Advance Health Care Directive.
The following is a list of information that will help you be a more informed healthcare consumer: