Student Counseling Center - Center City


Name: Student Counseling Center
Department: Jefferson - Center City Campus

33 S. Ninth Street
Suite 230
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Number(s):

Help Hotline

Contact Number(s):

Student Counseling Center Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For counseling, health services, and support group information at Jefferson
Off Campus: 215-955-HELP (4357)

The Shrink Space

A referral website for connection to off-campus community mental health care providers.

Appointment, Fees & Eligibility

Initial Appointment – What to Expect

Please do your best to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for your initial appointment, to check in with our front desk staff and to complete our registration forms. Students should bring their Jefferson student ID and insurance card for verification. The initial counseling appointment typically lasts 45 to 60 minutes, so please plan accordingly.

During the initial appointment, you will meet with a SCC counselor and develop a course of action with your counselor, which may include continuing counseling on campus or receiving a referral to an off-campus provider. 

Student – Fees & Eligibility

All enrolled students with a current and valid Jefferson student ID are eligible to receive services from the Student Counseling Center. While there is no defined session limit and no cost for counseling sessions, counselors follow a brief treatment model. For students in need of long-term care, an in-network referral, and/or an off-campus provider, an SCC counselor will be happy to assist you in getting connected with a provider in the community. SCC staff are also available to assist students at distant locations by providing mental health referrals and resources in the student’s community.

For additional questions and/or information about fees or eligibility, please call the Center at 215-503-2817.

House Staff – Fees & Eligibility

All Thomas Jefferson University House Staff are eligible for three visits without charge per year through the Emotional Health and Wellness Program for House Staff (EHWP). During the initial meeting, the resident will develop a course of action with their EHWP provider, which may include continuing therapy on campus or receiving a referral to an off-campus provider. Occasionally, one session proves sufficient. In some situations, the resident decides to see an EHWP provider on an ongoing basis.

For residents who desire ongoing counseling, the Emotional Health and Wellness Program is in-network with the Jefferson insurance. For those residents who prefer to see an off-campus provider, our EHWP providers can assist you in getting connected with an off-campus provider.  

For additional questions and/or information about fees and eligibility, please call the Director of the EHWP, Deanna Nobleza, MD, at 215-503-2817.