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Health Center



Student Health Services is located within Scholler Hall: enter at stairway nearest to the Ram statue (across from the Gallagher Center).

Mailing Address:

Jefferson Student Health Center

4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Telephone: 215.951.2986

Fax Number: 215.951.6867

Email: HealthServices@PhilaU.edu


Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. *Same day appointments are generally available.

*Walk-ins are discouraged, unless in the case of an emergency

(such as an acute injury, asthma attacks, etc).

*Hours and closure may be subject to change without notice and are dependent on the office University Schedule

To schedule an appointment CALL 215-951-2986.

All students that pay an annual health fee are entitled to visit the Student Health Center as often as needed. For lab work, prescription costs, and special services (like driver’s physicals, vaccines, supplies), extra costs may be incurred.

The Student Health Center is staffed by certified nurse practitioners and an administrative assistant/coordinator of insurance and vaccinations staff member that are available to assist in meeting the confidential health care needs of our full time students.

With the exception of the staff at Jefferson Health Services, no Jefferson faculty, staff, or administrator has access to student health records without written permission from the student, or in emergency situations as prescribed by the law.

We cannot disclose student health information to anyone (including parents or guardians) other than the student, without the student's written permission (consent).

We are able to release your information only:

  • If you give written permission (consent) to disclose information. Students, you may request specific medical records information, to be disclosed at your discretion, with each visit to Student Health Services.
  • If you present a danger to yourself and/or someone else.
  • In certain (very rare) legal situations, the Student Health Services staff may be required to disclose information, as necessary to comply with the law.  Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality.

The Student Health Center waiting room is stocked with health-related reference materials and pamphlets, as well as a Self-Care Station stocked with common over-the-counter medications. Students may avail themselves of these supplies during office hours.

Health Form Requirement

All full-time students are required to submit a completed health form that includes a medical history, recent physical exam and documentation of the required immunizations and testing. Forms are available in the Student Health Center and must be submitted prior to attending classes as a new or returning student. The University reserves the right to deny housing, refuse preventive health care services or withhold registration for any student who does not meet the pre-matriculation health requirements.

Insurance Requirement:

In adherence with immigration laws, all international students must demonstrate minimal standards of adequate health insurance. International students will need to show proof of adequate insurance at the Student Health Center each academic year. Insurance will be considered adequate if the carrier is licensed to do business in the United States with a U.S. based office and telephone number. The insurance must be valid for the academic year.

Every student is required to be covered by a medical insurance policy. Full-time students must provide proof of adequate insurance each academic year by completing the online waiver form at http://wa.philau.edu You may log in as a student or parent/guardian may log in as a guest. You will receive an email with your confirmation number when you have completed the waiver.

Please be sure your insurance is accepted in the state of Pennsylvania and meets the requirements listed below:

  • Provides coverage for the academic year
  • The carrier is licensed to do business in the United States
  • The carrier has a U.S. based office
  • The carrier has a U.S. telephone number

If documention of adequate insurance coverage is not provided by the second Friday in September (fall semester) or the first Friday in February (spring semester), the Business Office reserves the right to charge the appropriate health and accident insurance fee to the student's account.

It is the students' responsibility to ensure that they are covered either through private insurance or through the University sponsored health insurance plan. Any changes in your insurance coverage should always be reported to Student Health Services.

*ATTENTION: Kaiser Permanente and Empire Plan members

Please be aware that these carriers are typically not accepted at health care provider offices or pharmacies in Pennsylvania. If you are a member of one of these plans while attending the university, please be advised that you will have to pay out of pocket for prescriptions and care by local providers. We strongly recommend that students consider a health insurance carrier who will cover care within the state of Pennsylvania.

Extended Absence

Any student that is unable to attend classes for an extended period of time (at least 3 consecutive days) related to a documented medical condition should notify the office of the Dean of Students at 215-951-2740 or StudentLife@PhilaU.edu