Patient Education and Resources - Allergy

Patient Education and Resources - Allergy

Find information and resources from Penn State Children’s Hospital to help you manage your child’s allergy or immune disorder. 

If you have questions

please email us

Allergy and immunology resources for patients and families

When your child is diagnosed with an allergy or immune problem, there’s a lot to learn. Find out more at the helpful links below.

New patients

Allergy and immunology organizations

National organizations

Local organizations

Food allergy support groups

Allergic reactions can be life threatening. Worrying about accidentally eating or being exposed to the food you’re allergic to is stressful - for kids and their parents.

We offer a support group at for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in Conference Rooms P1100 in the Children's Hospital. Everyone is welcome.

We talk about many topics, including:

  • Working with schools
  • Going on vacation
  • Planning for the holidays
  • Dealing with the psychological issues that may come with food allergies

Directions: 

  • Please park in the Centerview parking garage and enter the Penn State Children’s Hospital.
  • Follow signs towards the Treehouse Café.
  • Towards the back of the Treehouse Café, with the windows on your left, there will be an exit door. The conference room is located just behind the café area.

If you have more questions, please email us.

Food allergy resources

 Recipes:

My Penn State Hershey Health

Our Children’s Hospital offers patients the ability to connect with their doctor online by using a secure website called My Penn State Hershey Health. This online tool allows you to:

  • Manage upcoming appointments
  • Check test and lab results
  • Communicate with your doctor through secure messaging
  • View or print health related documents from home

You can sign up for our online patient portal during an appointment by providing an email address, and our staff will send you an invitation. Any child age 14 to 17 will need to be present and give their written consent for parents to view their health records, and patients over the age of 18 must manage their own account.

Contact us

Phone: 717-531-1846
Email: foodallergysupport@pennstatehealth.psu.edu