The Philadelphia University Student Health Center (SHC) 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.

Examples of services currently offered:


Walk-in Hours (no appointment necessary): Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • Rapid testing for Streptococcal throat infection                                   
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Rapid testing for Epstein Barr Virus (mononucleosis)                          
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection exposure/problem testing  
  • Rapid urine dipstick testing                                                                
  • Rapid hemoglobin check  
  • Suture and staple removal   
  • Wound dressing changes                                                              
  • Wound culture testing


  • Woman's annual exams*
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening*  
  • Tobacco cessation consultation*  
  • Weight management consultation*                                                        
  • Driver’s physical exams*        
  • Travel health consultations*                                                           
  • Basic vision acuity testing                                                               
  • Tuberculosis screening 
  • Vaccinations
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Screening (athletes)

    *by appointment only. Call 215.951.2986 to schedule.

Examples of services NOT offered at the SHC:

  • Allergy Injections
  • Complete vision exams (for glasses or contact lenses)
  • Dental care
  • Lab services other than sexually transmitted illness (STI) and sickle cell anemia screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • X-rays

Medications for mental health - Counseling Services offers services for psychology and psychiatry

Forensic medical exams - click here for resources for victims of sexual abuse