Student Health

Health care is available to students and their immediate families through Student Health Services.


To promote good health and well being by encouraging students to make responsible choices that will contribute to their success both in and out of the classroom; to provide the highest quality of care physically, mentally and emotionally in an easily accessible manner providing respectful, non- judgmental atmosphere; to challenge students through health education to develop beliefs and habits that will insure their lifelong wellness and advance personal and community health.

Student Health is a division of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

Healthcare is provided to all medical, graduates, physician assistant and nursing students in the College of Medicine and their spouses and children. Beth Wallen, MD, MPH is the director of Student Health. The office is staffed with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants along with a dedicated staff including the Office Associate Coordinator, Janice Mesarick an administrative Senior LPN, Patty Hamner and an additional LPN that works directly with the student health provider.

The comprehensive primary care coverage includes acute and chronic care for any and all medical problems, preventive healthcare services including GYN and Family Planning services, patient advocacy role for any referrals to specialty services, a confidential referral system for counseling needs in association with the Department of Psychiatry, and a 24-hour call coverage system. Find more on counseling services.

Your insurance will be billed for the cost of your Student Health visit. If your insurance does not pay for the visit, you will not be responsible for the cost of the physician fees. However, the cost of prescriptions, laboratory tests, and the cost of any medical services provided outside of the Office of Student Health are the responsibility of the student and their insurance carrier.

To make an appointment please call 717-531-5998 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

We are located at 845 Fishburn Road, Hershey, PA.