Will my insurance company cover HWC services?
We recommend that you find out ahead of time if your insurance will cover your care at HWC, as there may be restrictions on primary care doctor's who are outside of the insurance company's network. Please contact your insurance company about your coverage.
What do I need to ask my insurance company?
Tell the insurance company that you are a student at the Penn State Behrend College campus and ask whether you will need:
Your insurance provider may ask for the following information: Tax ID #: 24-6000376 or Facility NPI #: 1588986673 Address: Penn State Behrend Health and Wellness Center, 4701 College Drive, Erie, PA 16563
Penn State students are eligible to purchase a student health insurance plan for the upcoming academic year. All undergraduate students taking three or more credits or graduate students taking one or more credits are eligible to purchase the plan. The plan is offered online through Aetna Student Health Insurance.
If you are seen at HWC and your insurance is not accepted. We recommend that you find out ahead to see if you have out of network benefits, there may be restrictions on primary care doctors who are outside of the insurance company’s network. (Your insurance card may have HMO or EPO on it.) Please contact your insurance company about your specific plan and out of network benefits.
If you belong to an HMO plan, call your insurance company even if it's from one of the companies listed below, to verify where you can receive treatment. Some HMO plans will issue guest memberships.
HMO’s, Geisinger Health Plan, and Kaiser Permanente may not participate with HWC. Please contact your customer service representative for a referral to HWC or to a provider contracted with your plan.
Important Note about Geisinger Health Plan*: Geisinger Health Plan will not pay for services at the Health and Wellness Center. Contact GHP customer service for either an authorization to be seen at the Health and Wellness Center or a referral to another local provider.
Penn State Behrend Health and Wellness is a participating provider with the following insurance companies:
Penn State Student Health Insurance, underwritten by Aetna Student Health
Highmark Blue Shield
United Healthcare (listed in their provider directory as The Pennsylvania State University)
PA Medical Assistance (in network fee for service plan only), and United Health Care Community Plan
If you have a question about insurance please call the Penn State Behrend Health and Wellness at 814-898-6217.