Student Life

Student Health Center


Saint Joseph's University - Student Health Center - Sourin Hall 

5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

610-660-1175      610-660-3378 fax     email -


Enterovirus D68  (EV-D68)

The Philadelphia Health Department confirmed last week that Enterovirus D68 is circulating locally. 

Most people who get infected with enteroviruses have mild illness, like the common cold.  But some people can get very sick.  Infants and people with weakened immune systems have a greater chance of having these complications.

Symptoms of enteroviruses may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body/muscle aches.

The virus is spread by having close contact with an infected person.  To help protect yourself, wash your hands often with soap and water, avoid close contact with people who are sick, and clean/disinfect frequently touched surfaces. 

There is no specific treatment for enterovirus infection.  People with mild illness caused by enterovirus infection typically only need symptom treatment.  They usually recover completely.  If you are concerned about Enterovirus D68 please contact the Student Health Center at 610-660-1175.


 Welcome to Saint Joseph's University!

 Before arriving on campus:

1)  Health Evaluation Form  

2)  Waive or enroll insurance -  All Undergraduate Day Students and International Students are required to provide proof of health insurance.    

Student Health 101 - Monthly newsletter    

Orientation Issue - 

September issue -

Self Care Guide



The Student Health Center subscribes to a definition of health that includes the attainment, maintenance and lifelong commitment to an optimum level of wellness. This philosophy is rooted in the Jesuit educational tradition in which there is integration of learning with the development of the person.

The Student Health Center strives to assist students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development by identifying and addressing health situations which impede student learning. This mission is served by the provision of high quality health care as well as health promotion that facilitates the development of the whole person.