Health Services & Counseling

Health Services & Counseling

Health Services

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Health Services provides medical care (illness and minor injuries) to students. If a student requires further treatment, a consulting physician would be contacted. Students can use their own insurance or if uninsured a nominal fee is charged.

Penn State students are eligible to purchase a student health insurance plan online through Aetna Student Health Insurance

Students should complete the online Healthy History Form and submit Immunizations through myUHS.

We are pleased to offer students health promotion programs that are designed to increase personal awareness and assist students in choosing behaviors and environments that promote health and reduce risk. Such programs contribute to a healthy learning environment.

The health office is located in the ARB (Gym) room 119. Nurse’s hours are Monday through Friday 8 to 4:30pm during the academic year.

Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling provides short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention and consultation services for the campus student community. Referrals for longer-term therapy, or for psychiatric consultation, can be made.

Counseling services can help students resolve personal concerns that may interfere with their academic progress, social development, and satisfaction at Penn State. Some of the more common concerns include difficulty or conflicts with friends, roommates, or family members; stress, depression and/or anxiety; sexual identity; lack of motivation or difficulty relaxing, concentrating or studying; eating disorders; sexual assault and sexual abuse recovery; and uncertainties about personal values and beliefs. We are also available to assist students in making
difficult decisions, resolving relationship issues, dealing with academic pressures, and other personal concerns.

Appointments can be arranged by contacting the personal counselor, Sarah Luvender (570-675-9282 or sel30@psu.edu). Confidentiality is strictly respected.