Be prepared to manage your health away from home! Talk with your parents about your medical history and health insurance before you leave for school.
Be sure to bring all insurance and prescription plan information with you to school. If you do become ill when you are at school in Punxsutawney, here are the health services available in the area:
Punxsutawney Area Hospital
Here are two directories to help you find local health care providers:
Dentists, pharmacies, family planning, mental health, chiropractic, and other services are available in town.
Punxsutawney Counseling Center is located at the hospital at 81 Hillcrest Dr, Punxsutawney, Pa. Enter through the furthest entrance of the building. For
more information, call 814-938-1830.
Punxsutawney also has a Pennsylvania Department of Health office and a
Community Action office.
Prescription medicines can be obtained by using local pharmacies:
Medicine Shoppe, Inc.
132 West Mahoning StreetPunxsutawney, PA 15767
Medicine Shoppe, Inc.200 Prushnok Dr. #102Punxsutawney, PA 15767814-618-5957
201 West Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-1918
21920 Route 119
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Students can have over-the-counter medicines and cough and cold supplies in their room in case of minor illness, and can have prescription meds in their possession with the appropriate labeling.
The IUP Indiana campus operates a
Health Service clinic for minor illness and injuries. It is staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses who specialize in caring for college
Contact the IUP Punxsutawney Administration Office or the Culinary Admissions office. We will help you with your questions and find resources for services not covered here.