Health Insurance Accepted

Health Insurance Accepted

We accept a variety of health insurance plans and will submit claims on your behalf. See if your plan is accepted at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

If you do not have insurance coverage or are in need of assistance with balances remaining after insurance processing, our financial counselors can assist in determining whether you qualify for a special program, payment plan, or charity.

Questions about insurance coverage

Contact us at


Carrier Plan Types
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Special Program
Advantra Medicare Advantage


Aetna Better Health Medicaid HMO
Aetna Better Health Kids Government program
Aetna Medicare Medicare Advantage
AmeriHealth Administrators Commercial
AmeriHealth Caritas Medicaid HMO
AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast Medicaid HMO
APS Healthcare (EAP) Behavioral Health
Auto Insurance Auto
Berkshire Health Plan Commercial
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Out of State)
Blue Card Exchange Members
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Northeast PA Commercial
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Northeast PA - First Priority Commercial
Blue Ridge Health Network Commercial
Capital Blue Cross Commercial
Capital Blue Cross Senior Blue Medicare Advantage
Capital Blue Cross Secure Blue Medicare Advantage
CCBHO (Community Care Behavioral Health) Behavioral Health
Central Susquehanna HealthCare Providers Commercial
ChoiceCare Commercial
CIGNA Commercial
Clear Care Corporation Commercial
Core Source Commercial
EHP Significa Network Commercial
Everence Financial Commercial
Gateway Health Plan Medicaid HMO
Gateway Assured Medicare Advantage
Geisinger Health Plan (Geisinger Health System employees and dependents only) Commercial
Great West Life Commercial
Health America Commercial
Health Assurance Commercial
Highmark/Pennsylvania Blue Shield Commercial
Highmark/Pennsylvania Blue Shield - Community Blue Medicare HMO Medicare Advantage
Highmark Freedom Blue Medicare Advantage
Highmark - Supplements to Medicare Commercial
Highmark Vision - for Penn State Hershey, Penn State College of Medicine and Commonwealth of PA employees only (Davis Vision) Vision
Keystone Health Plan Central Commercial
Keystone Health Plan Central Senior Blue Medicare Advantage
Magellan Behavioral Health
Mailhandlers Commercial
MedCare International Inc. Commercial
Medical Assistance of Pennsylvania Medicaid
Medicare Medicare
MHNet Behavioral Health
National Vision Administrators - (for employees of HERCO and Milton Hershey School only) Vision
OneNet Commercial
Penn Highlands Health Plan Commercial
Perform Care Behavioral Health
PSU Student Health Plan (administered by Aetna) Commercial
Preferred Health Care System, Inc. (PHS) (Altoona) Commercial
Preferred Healthcare (PHS) (Lancaster) Commercial
Prime Health Services Commercial
Prime Source Commercial
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) Commercial
Quest Behavioral Health Behavioral Health
South Central Preferred Commercial
Three Rivers Provider Network Commercial
TriCare Government Program
TriCare for Life Medicare Advantage
UHC Student Resources Commercial
United Behavioral Health Behavioral Health
United Healthcare and Affiliates


United Healthcare Community Plan for Families Government Program
United Healthcare Community Plan for Kids Government Program
UPMC for Kids Kids CHIP
UPMC for You Medicaid HMO
UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage
Valley Preferred Commercial
Vibra Health Plan (effective January 1, 2017) Medicare Advantage

Understand your coverage

Before your appointment, please review your insurance benefits or contact your insurance provider to determine what your policy will cover and identify any out-of-pocket expenses.

While our customer service representatives are always happy to help you better understand your coverage, we’ve put together a few resources and reminders to guide you: 

  • Health insurance glossary - see a list of common insurance terms to ensure that you understand exactly what your insurance covers.
  • Experimental procedures - some of our cutting-edge treatments are considered experimental by health insurance companies and because of this are not covered. We’ll work with you to identify any procedure that might be considered experimental, so you can speak with your health insurance company before beginning those procedures.

If your plan isn’t accepted

We never turn patients away for lack of insurance. We work with you to determine if you qualify for financial assistance or other payment plans.

Please contact us at or call 800-254-2619 or 717-531-5069 if your insurance isn’t included in this list.

Financial Services hours of operation

Monday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Physical address

Penn State Healthy Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Academic Support Building
90 Hope Drive
2nd floor, Suite 2106
Hershey, PA  17033