Student Health Services


Examples of services offered

Sick and urgent care

  • COVID-19
  • Rapid testing for Streptococcal throat infection                                   
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Rapid testing for Epstein Barr Virus (mononucleosis)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection exposure/problem testing
  • Urine pregnancy testing 
  • Rapid urine dipstick testing
  • Rapid hemoglobin check  
  • Suture and staple removal   
  • Wound dressing changes
  • Wound culture testing

Wellness care

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

Examples of services NOT offered at the Student Health Center:

  • 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
    View resources for victims of sexual abuse

Self Care Station

Student Health offers a Self Care Station in the waiting room, which is stocked with common over-the-counter medications and supplies. The Self Care Station is designed to aid students in managing basic symptoms and health education, not to dissuade students from being examined by one of our nurse practitioners. 

Students who remain ill after two days of self-care, or those with worsening symptoms, are encouraged to call 215-951-2986 for an appointment to be evaluated, or to seek medical attention from a nearby healthcare professional.

Students may access Self Care materials and supplies on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Physical Exam

Student Health Medical Record Requirements
All full-time students are required to submit a completed Student Health Medical Record (PDF), which includes the student's medical history and a recent physical exam and documentation of all required immunizations and testing completed and signed by a health care professional. This Student Health Medical Record is also available at the Student Health Center.

New or re-enrolling students must submit this form prior to attending classes.

The University reserves the right to deny housing, to institute fines, or to withhold registration for any student who does not meet the pre-matriculation requirements established by Student Health Services.

Can I get my physical exam at the Student Health Center?
No, the physical exam must be completed prior to your arrival at the University.

Where can I get a physical exam?
You may obtain a physical exam by:

  • An outside healthcare professional in private practice
  • An outside convenience or urgent care clinic
  • A local public health department