Mount Nittany Medical Center

A central Pennsylvania healthcare leader, Mount Nittany Medical Center is a 260-bed acute care facility offering medical, surgical, diagnostic and community services.

As one of the region's top places to work, Mount Nittany Health employs about 2,400 skilled healthcare professionals and support staff and credentials hundreds of employed and non-employed physicians in more than 60 specialties and subspecialties. The Medical Center is located in State College, Pennsylvania, and is part of Mount Nittany Health.

  • Mount Nittany Health is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of the community. As such, we will be limiting the number of people in our facilities through the following visitation restrictions until further notice.
  • Mount Nittany Health is closely monitoring the situation and staying prepared, which includes following the most current guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for screening and testing of patients. We are also committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and what matters most to you. For the most up-to-date information, visit
  • All employees, providers, patients and others accessing Mount Nittany Health facilities will be screened before entering. This new screening process is another measure that Mount Nittany Health is taking to protect patients, staff and the community against the spread of COVID-19.
Patient Info & Billing
Medical Center FAQs
  • Family members may call 814.231.7000, then dial the extension of your room.
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  • There are several items you should make sure to bring with you for your stay (such as a list of your medications and allergies) as well as items you should leave at home (such as your medications and any valuables).

    Read more about planning for your stay.

Directions & Parking

To stay focused on delivering the very best care to our patients and visitors, parking at Mount Nittany Medical Center may change from time to time. Check here to stay up-to-date on parking information.

Patients and visitors

Patient and visitor parking is available in the designated lot outside the main entrance of Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion

Patients and visitors that need to access the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion should turn left at the “Y” when driving to the hospital and follow the directional signage to the east side of the Medical Center. Patient parking is available outside the Cancer Pavilion entrance.

Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium

Visitors that are attending an event at the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium should turn left at the “Y” when driving to the hospital and follow the directional signage to the east side of the Medical Center. Parking is available outside of the Dreibelbis Auditorium entrance.

You can also call the Medical Center's information desk at 814.231.7000 or toll-free at 1.866.757.2317.

Volunteer Opportunities

It takes hundreds of people to fulfill all the rewarding volunteer opportunities at Mount Nittany Medical Center. In fact, the Medical Center receives roughly 68,000 hours of volunteer service annually.

Our volunteers are a diverse group. Whether you are a retiree, a teen, a Penn State student or just a local resident with the urge to help, we are always in need of volunteers and can find something that fits your interests and time schedule.

Accreditation & Credentialing

Mount Nittany Medical Center is inspected and licensed/approved by several state and national agencies, and we have more than 220 credentialed physicians on staff.

The Medical Center has received full accreditation from the Pennsylvania Medical Society Commission on Continuing Medical Education under the authorization of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as a provider of continuing medical education credits through June 30, 2015.


Additionally, we promote quality care through a stringent credentialing process for physicians who wish to admit patients and use Medical Center services. Under this process, each candidate's past employment and educational records are scrutinized. This review validates that the applicant has achieved appropriate educational degrees and certifications and verifies past employment records.

We have an outstanding board-certified medical staff of more than 220 physicians in 40 specialties and subspecialties. These individuals are members of various groups, including single-specialty and multispecialty practices.