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ID Center & Photo Identification Badges

The Customer Service Counter, located in the Jefferson Bookstore at 1009 Chestnut Street provides the Jefferson Community with the Jefferson ID Card allowing convenient, effective, and secure access to all card related services.  These services include personal identification, facilities access and access monitoring, Commuter Services transactions (parking and transit), discount ticket sales, and student printing at the Scott Memorial Library.  More functionality will be added in the near future!

Your Jefferson ID Card – Photo I.D. Badges Policy (No 200.30)

Proper personal identification is an essential part of Jefferson’s security efforts and promotes effective communication with patients, employees, medical staff, students and vendors.  The Photo identification badge, by its nature should be a clear, concise device for identification.  Federal and State regulations have mandated that the Photo identification badge of anyone having direct patient care must also display the state-recognized licensure and the generic job title on the front of the badge.

All Jefferson personnel (employees, medical and house staff, students, volunteers, clergy and vendors) will display a Thomas Jefferson University / Thomas Jefferson University Hospital photo identification badge while on Jefferson property.

The Jefferson issued badge will be the sole form of identification.  Name tags or names stitched on lab coats will not be accepted as a substitute but may be worn in addition to the identification badge.  Identification badges should not be tampered with.  No stickers, pins or other foreign objects are to be attached.  No writing or other adjustments should be made.

The initial photo identification badge is free for Jefferson employees and Jefferson students; however, there is a $15.00 replacement cost for lost or damaged badges.

Distance Learning Students: Click here to download an application for a Jefferson ID Badge.

Contractors, vendors and visitors will be charged $15.00 for a new photo identification badge or a replacement due to expiration, loss or damage.

Photo ID Center
Jefferson Medical & Health Science Bookstore

1009 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-7942
(215) 923-1844 fax

Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday:   9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Door Access

The Photo identification badge is encoded with a magnetic stripe that permits access to campus buildings and, when appropriately authorized, various locked areas (i.e. Residence Halls, ED, research labs, etc).

Library Privileges & Printing

Your Jefferson ID Card must be presented in order to gain access to the Scott Memorial Library and to check out materials.  The library printing program was designed to provide students with access to printing resources through the Scott Memorial Library using their student printing account on their Jefferson ID.

Printers and copiers accepting the printing account can be found in the Scott Memorial Library on floors 2, 3 and 4.

Printing/copying is just $0.10 per page.

On-line Features

The convenience of managing your student printing account on your Jefferson ID Card is available through the Online Card Center 24 hours a day.

You can make a deposit, suspend your account if you lost your card, check your balance, view transactions or send an email to a family member letting them know that your student printing account balance is getting low.