Health and Wellness Resources


  • Drive Through Testing – No-cost covid-19 testing in the North Atherton Walmart parking lot. Registration required one day in advance. Patients will be notified of results by email within 24-48 hours of testing. You can quickly check if you qualify here. Details in this article.
  • Covid-19 is free on Penn State student health insurance. Call advice nurse at  814-863-4463.
  • Mount Nittany Health Covid-19 Hotline – Call 814-231-7111 from 7AM-11PM.
  • PA Dept. of Health Symptoms & Testing – Includes map of testing locations in PA. For Centre Co. (as of 4/12) they include: Mount Nittany Health (1700 Old Gatesburg Rd) and State College Urgent Care Center – MedExpress in State College, 1613 N. Atherton; Geisinger in Bellefonte, 174 Buckaroo Lane. Testing sites may require pre-registration or a doctor’s script in order for a test to be taken, so please check with your health care provider before going to one of the testing locations.
  • How to get tested for COVID 19 in PA  
  • Paying for Tests: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are currently performing tests without charge for COVID-19. Hospitals, providers, and labs may bill insurance companies for the fees associated with testing. Many insurers will cover medically appropriate COVID-19 testing, but check with your insurance company.
    • **Pennsylvanians receiving Medicaid coverage will not be expected to pay a co-pay for any testing relating to COVID-19


  • Center for Community Resources – Available for walk-in and telephone services from 8AM-4PM! Call 844-360-4372 to speak with one of our Information & Referral Specialists. Crisis services are available 24/7 by calling 1-800-643-5432, by texting #63288, chatting here, or at the physical location: 2100 E. College Ave, Suite A, State College, PA. The statewide Support and Referral Line is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio – 1-888-628-9454
  • PA Mental Health Crisis Text Line – Text “PA” to 741-741
  • PA Dept of Human Services 24/7 Hotline – Support for Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 emergency – 1-855-284-2494.
  • Prevent Suicide in PA – Support for Pennsylvanians coping with thoughts of suicide
  • Substance Use Disorder Helpline – 1-800-662-4357
  • Mental Health in PA – A list of crisis helplines
  • Mental Health in America – A list of resources for coping with mental health, anxiety, and financial stress related to COVID-19
  • Community Mental Health Committee – A list of local resources, including what is often referred to as “the purple book”
  • – A great resource for young people who identify as LGBTQ+
  • CDC – Helping children cope with emergencies 
  • Coping with COVID Stress – Guidance from the CDC on dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Ready.Gov – Guidance for coping with disaster. 
  • Resources for Coping with Working Remotely/Social Distancing – includes a variety of online entertainment options, resources for coping with anxiety, fitness classes, ways to connect with people, and more.






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