Health and Prevention

  • We are in the process of updating this information, and will post updates as they become available.

  • how to practice good health? Wash your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, don't touch your face, clean surfaces often, stay home if you are sick, and avoid sick people. practice social distancing by staying 3 to 6 feet away from others, avoid crowded public places like shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums, avoid mass gatherings of people.

    The IUP Health Services office, located in the Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East, is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m., but it is for appointment only. Walk-in visits are no longer permitted.

    To schedule an appointment, call 724-357-2550. If you need immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

    If you are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone that has been ill with a fever, cough, fatigue, or shortness of breath; if you have traveled within the past 14 days; or if you have had close contact with someone that has traveled in the past 14 days:

    • Please stay at home and avoid close contact with others
    • Do not use public transportation, taxis, or ride shares
    • Avoid crowded places, and limit public activities
    • Keep your distance from others 

    According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, you can return to a regular routine when 14 days have passed since your illness or travel departure date. This is provided that you feel well and have not had lab-confirmed coronavirus. 

    IUP continues to collaborate with our local health department regarding updates and recommendations regarding the virus. We urge all students, staff, and faculty to continue to stay up to date with information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Everyone can help to stop the spread of germs by taking simple, common-sense precautions, and practicing healthy habits. 

    If you are sick or feel sick, stay at home; cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue, elbow or sleeve; wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after using the bathroom, or after touching items in public; avoid touching your face with your hands; and disinfect frequently touched items in your home and environment—including your cellphone! 

    While COVID-19 has everyone’s attention, it is still flu season, and flu activity remains. 

    It is not too late to get a flu shot. Symptoms of coronavirus are similar to other respiratory illnesses like the flu. These symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, or shortness of breath. Anyone having these symptoms should stay at home and contact their health care provider to discuss the steps you should take. 

    If you have any questions regarding coronavirus or influenza, please call the University Health Services Office at 724-357-2550 or submit your questions to health-inquiry@iup.edu. On the weekends or after traditional business hours, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258. 

    Feeling Anxious or Upset?

    Updates to Counseling Center Appointments 

    The Counseling Center is no longer accepting walk-in clients. All appointments have been moved to remote sessions for the remainder of the spring semester. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need to schedule, cancel, or reschedule your appointment, contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621. Please note, you must be inside the state of Pennsylvania at the time of the remote session.

    If you are feeling anxious or upset or have immediate need for mental health support, the IUP Counseling Center will take your call anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Call 724-357-2621 during that time. After hours, please contact the Indiana/Armstrong Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-333-2470. 

    If a friend or acquaintance is in distress, please reach out and let them know of the resources we have in place to offer assistance. You can also contact a member of IUP’s Care Team of faculty and staff. This group provides appropriate support to students in distress.