Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Student Personal
Counseling Center

The years of college, graduate school, and medical training can be among the most exciting and gratifying of a person’s life.  However, being a student can also cause significant amounts of stress and uncertainty.  During these times, you may find it helpful to have additional support and encouragement. The Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC) offers a variety of counseling and support services to help students in times of need.  The mission of the Jefferson Counseling Center is to support the emotional health and well-being of Jefferson students and promote the overall wellness of the campus community through counseling, consultation, and outreach.

Our SPCC counselors are available to provide the assistance and guidance students need to achieve personal and academic success.  There are many benefits to counseling including improved relationships with friends and family, better stress management and increased health and well-being.  All concerns are taken seriously — no problem is “too small” to talk about.

Student Personal
Counseling Center

833 Chestnut Street
Suite 230
215-955-HELP (4357)
(215) 503-2817

SPCC Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CALL 5-HELP
For counseling, health services, and support group information at Jefferson
Off campus phones:
(215) 955-HELP
(215-955-4357)

Our Mission

The mission of the Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC) is to support the emotional health and well-being of Jefferson students and promote the overall wellness of the campus community through counseling, consultation, and outreach. Continued goals of the SPCC are to assist students in identifying problems early, promote efforts towards wellness and balance, and help students to learn skills which will help them to effectively meet their career and life goals. The SPCC counselors strive to uphold strict confidentiality and the clinical and ethical standards of their professions. The SPCC values, respects, and supports diversity and students of all backgrounds.

Emergency Information

TJU Department
of Security

Dial 811 - On Campus
(215) 955-8888 -
Off Campus


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Emergency Room

Main Hospital Building
132 South 10th Street
(@ Sansom)
(215) 955-6060 Pager Operator
(Ask for the Psychiatry Resident on-call)


Hall Mercer Crisis Response Center

Main Hospital Building
245 South 8th Street
(@ Locust)
(215) 829-5433


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.suicideprevention lifeline.org

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