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Health Services

The Student Health Center is located in Scholler Hall, lower level.
215.951.2986
Fax: 215.951.6867                                       
Contact the Business Office at 215.951.2960 to purchase University health insurance.

Student Health Services is comprised of our administrative assistant/vaccine/insurance coordinator and two board-certified nurse practitioners. The Student Health Center (SHC) is open weekdays during the academic year to provide the assessment and treatment of illnesses and injuries.

For students with sick visit/urgent care needs:

SHC hours are 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
No appointment is needed; visits are walk-in. Occasionally students may require care beyond the services offered at the Student Health Center. In these cases, we assist students with pursuing follow-up care with appropriate healthcare providers. Additionally, we offer a waiting room full of health education materials and resources, as well as a Self-Care Station stocked with common over-the-counter medications and supplies that students can access during office hours.       

For students desiring wellness visits:

SHC hours are 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Appointments needed for afternoon well-visits. Examples of services we offer in the afternoons include physicals, annual well-woman exams, STI testing, and tobacco-cessation consults. All information discussed and care received in the Student Health Center remains confidential between the student and his/her practitioners; however, please note that if a concern arises in which a student is considered to be a danger to him/herself or to others, confidentiality may be breached to access appropriate and immediate care for the student.

Getting Started
All incoming, full-time undergraduate students, transfer students and international graduate students are required to submit a completed health form that includes a medical history, recent physical exam and documentation of certain required immunizations. International, Physician Assistant, and Midwifery students may require titers and proof of tuberculosis testing/treatment, if applicable. The health forms are included in the student’s admissions packet, are in the student health center and are online at the SHC website (www.philau.edu/healthservices).

Cost
All full-time, undergraduate and international students pay an annual Student Health Fee that entitles access the Student Health Center as often as needed. Part-time and graduate students may opt to pay a semester Student Health Fee if they wish to utilize Student Health Services as long as they have submitted a completed health form.

Students are responsible for lab fees and prescription costs. Students who require additional or alternative treatment may be referred to local health care providers at their own expense.

Medical Insurance
All full-time students are required to be covered by a medical insurance policy. All incoming undergraduate, Physician Assistant, Midwifery, OT, and OTA students must sign the waiver online by the second Friday in September (fall Semester) or the first Friday in February (spring semester). If documentation of adequate health insurance is not provided, the Business Office reserves the right to charge the appropriate health and accident insurance fee to the student’s account.

Note: In adherence to immigration laws, all international students must demonstrate minimal standards of adequate health insurance. Insurance will be considered adequate if the coverage is for the academic year and the carrier is licensed to do business in the United States with a U.S.-based office and telephone number.

It is each student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is covered either through private insurance or through the University-sponsored health insurance plan. To purchase the University-sponsored plan, students may contact the Business Office at 215.951.2633. Any changes in insurance coverage should be reported to Student Health Services. 

The Philadelphia University Student Health Center is dedicated to providing confidential, comprehensive and accessible health care for all students so they may achieve their maximum intellectual and academic potential. Through student-centered programs and services, we encourage healthy behaviors and holistic lifestyle choices in order to support a foundation of wellness in our students. Our mission is to help students become their own health advocates as they strive to reach an optimal state of well-being, and at the same time, to teach them how to best navigate the health care system to uphold their needs.