Mount Nittany Medical Center

We'll make every effort to ensure that your visit is as comfortable and convenient as possible so you can focus on spending time with those in need. Click on the links below to read more about visiting loved ones at the Medical Center.

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Where to eat

Visitors at Mount Nittany Medical Center are welcome to take advantage of our convenient café for meals.

Learn more about Mount Nittany Medical Center's nutrition and culinary services.


The Medical Center café, located on the ground floor, is open daily from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

  • Hot breakfast: 7:00 am

  • Lunch/dinner: 10:30 am

The café offers hot entrées, seasonal soups, a deli counter and a fresh salad bar, as well as an assortment of fruits, breakfast items, hot sandwiches, pizza, chips, pretzels and beverages. We also have ice cream novelties, sugar-free and lactose-free ice cream, freshly baked cookies, gourmet desserts and cakes and gluten-free offerings.

Vending areas

Available 24 hours a day, a full line of vending services is located on the ground floor opposite the café. Beverages are available in the second, third and fourth floor visitor lounges. The waiting area next to the emergency department also has beverages and snack machines for your convenience.

Local restaurants

There are a number of family-friendly restaurants surrounding the Medical Center. Many of the options listed below also offer carryout service.

Nearby lodging

The following is a list of hotels in the area, in order of distance from Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Hotels offering discounts for families and friends of our patients are noted. Prices and availability are subject to change. Many of the special rates are not available when The Pennsylvania State University has home football games; you can find that schedule on Penn State’s website.

Visitor hours

Mount Nittany Health recognizes the integral role that family and loved ones play in the healing process of our patients, while doing so in a manner that maintains the safety of our patients, providers and staff.

Mount Nittany Medical Center Inpatient  2 visitors from 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Emergency Department - 2 visitors
  • Behavioral Health Unit - Per unit policy
  • Women and Children’s Services - Per unit policy.                     

Mount Nittany Medical Center Outpatient

  • Surgical Services - 2 visitors (alternate waiting areas may be required)
  • Diagnostic Services - 2 visitors (alternate waiting areas may be required)
  • Cancer Services - 2 visitors

Mount Nittany Physician Group - 2 visitors