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The Penn State Beaver Health Center is located in room 104 on the main floor of the Ross Administration Building (RAB).

Please feel free to contact us whenever you need information, have questions, or don't know how to proceed. Contact Nurse Barb Kugel, 724-773-3955, or Denise Turyan, staff assistant, Office of Student Affairs, 724-773-3951.

Penn State Beaver offers a variety of health education programs in diverse areas, including nutrition, wellness, sexual health, and avoidance of substance abuse. Students are strongly encouraged to learn how to establish positive, lifelong health habits.


  • Penn State Beaver Health Services assures that all health care providers and supporting health services staff adhere to the professional practice of patient confidentiality, privacy, dignity, and informed consent.
  • If parents or guardians wish to obtain information about their child's medical records, the Health Center will release information only when appropriate written authorization has been obtained from the student.
  • Copies of medical records are mailed for free when sent to other health care providers or institutions. Fees are charged for all other types of requests.
  • To request records, please place your request five days in advance to allow for processing time.

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Services Provided

  • Assessment, evaluation, and treatment of short-term illness or injury
  • Consultation for health concerns
  • Emergency care for injuries on campus
  • Referrals to physician(s), hospital, emergency room, or community agency, as necessary and appropriate
  • Health screenings for blood pressure, height, and weight
  • First aid and emergency care
  • Emergency, on-campus transportation to Health Services
  • Resource center for health information and literature
  • Health education opportunities though wellness initiatives, awareness programs, and the annual Penn State Beaver Health Fair
  • Maintenance of confidential student health records
  • Compliance with local and state health department's rules and regulations
  • Physical examinations for driver's license, employment, and athletics

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There is no fee to see Nurse Barbara Kugel. She is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dr. Mitchell Pfeiffer, the consulting physician, is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on two Wednesdays every month. 

To confirm Dr. Pfeiffer's hours or to schedule an appointment, please contact Nurse Barb Kugel, 724-773-3955. A $15 fee is charged to a student's account for a physician consultation. To learn the dates when the doctor is available, please visit the Health Center or contact Denise Turyan, staff assistant, Office of Student Affairs, 724-773-3951, or contact Nurse Kugel.

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Health Care Checklist

While packing bags for the big move to campus, don't forget to include medical information! Knowing what to do in case of illness and recognizing how to continue a healthy lifestyle are vital to a student's success when he/she leaves home and will add to the student's enjoyment of the college experience.

  • Please review the following questions and suggestions with your student:
    • Did the student complete his/her online Medical Entrance Compliance? 
    • Does the student have all immunizations required by Penn State?
    • Is the student covered under a medical insurance plan while at Penn State?
    • If the student is covered, please supply him/her with the name of the plan, the policy number, and guidelines on how to use the medical plan. If the student isn't covered, please consider the Penn State Health Insurance Plan.
    • If enrolled in an HMO, please call the HMO and let them know when and where the student will be attending Penn State. This will speed up insurance approval for medical visits and procedures.
    • Is the student covered by a prescription plan? If so, please make sure he/she packs a copy of the plan card.
    • Does the student know his/her own personal and family medical history?
    • Discuss basic safety practices, e.g. locking doors, securing valuables, using a buddy system if out at night, etc.
    • Pack a first-aid kit! Basic supplies, including aspirin, ibuprofen, cold medicine, acetaminophen, antiseptic, and bandages, will come in handy!

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Health Services Center

104 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
Monaca, PA 15061
Fax: 724-773-3769

Barbara Kugel,
R.N., B.S.N., C.D.E., C.S.N.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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