Staff members will refer medical emergencies and illnesses to University Health Services or the Emergency/Outpatient Department of Mount Nittany Medical Center. A parent or guardian must sign the “Medical Treatment Authorization” portion of the registration form to grant permission for any medical attention required during the program.
Please help lessen the spread of any contagious diseases. The exclusion of ill persons from public, school, and group gatherings is key to lessening the spread of illness. If you are ill, please remain at home during your illness and recovery. If you have a fever (100˚ F or higher), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends limiting contact with others until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours. For additional information, visit Penn State’s University Health Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or the American Camping Association (Adobe PDF).
Medical Fees and Insurance
The University does not provide medical insurance for campers.
In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, or surgery, family medical insurance must be used. Parents or guardians will be billed directly for any medical care given at University Health Services, Penn State Hershey–State College Orthopaedics, or Mount Nittany Medical Center.
University Health Services does not have contracts with any health insurance companies and does not send bills to insurance companies. Patients will receive an itemized bill at the end of a visit and will receive a statement from the University Bursar as well.
The University urges that participants be covered by some form of personal medical insurance. Be sure to provide your insurance company information where indicated on the registration form.
The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a participant requiring medical treatment at University Health Services, Penn State Hershey–State College Orthopaedics, or Mount Nittany Medical Center will be notified of the treatment within twenty-four hours. We know how important timely notification is for insurance claims, so it is extremely important for you to list the following in the designated areas of the registration form: the numbers of your daytime phone, home phone, and cell phone, and your family physician’s name and phone number.