Saint Joseph's University students walking on campus next to the library wearing masks and practicing safe distancing

Student Health Center

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.

Schedule Appointment

The Student Health Centers will be closed for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. If a student requires medical assistance when the health centers are closed, please refer to the Local Resources webpage. Transportation options include the Office of Public Safety and Security Escort Services: Hawk Hill 610-660-1111, University City 215-895-1117. Be sure to leave adequate time as the escort services are based on availability.

 

To schedule an appointment at Hawk Hill Health Center use the Starfish links below or call 610-660-1175.

To schedule an appointment at University City Health Center call 215-596-8980 or go to the Self-Scheduling site at sju.studenthealthportal.com. Login using your SJU ID and Password; Go to the Appointment Scheduling tab; Accept the Terms of Service prompt; once on the Search For Appointment page select the desired date and reason for appointment; hit the Search tab and continue to follow prompts to confirm appointment.

If you need MEDICAL ASSISTANCE when the health centers are closed, please refer to the Local Resources webpage. Transportation options include the Office of Public Safety and Security Escort Services: Hawk Hill 610-660-1111, University City 215-895-1117. Be sure to leave adequate time as the escort services are based on availability.

    • Allergy injections
    • Anxiety/depression
    • Blood work
    • Insomnia
    • Sprains/strains 
    • STD test
    • TB test $10.00 (Test cannot be administered on Thursday); results must be read 48-72 hours after placement
    • UTI symptoms: Urinary frequency, urgency, painful urination
    • Wound care

     

    SCHEDULE WELLNESS VISIT - TB Test Cannot be administered on Thursday

    • Abdominal pain
    • Skin infection, wound infection, rash
    • Ear pain/ear infection
    • Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild to severe illness. Symptoms can include:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

     

    SCHEDULE SICK VISIT

  • Medical Appointments for Management of Acute Illnesses and Injuries 

    Health Record Related Issues/Questions

    Lab Work 

    Women's & Men's Health Issues

    STI Testing 

    Health Promotion/Disease Prevention 

    Health & Wellness Counseling

     

     

Latest COVID-19 Information

Any student with the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; or contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure. .

All members of the Saint Joseph's community are required to complete the COVID-19 Positive Test Result Form immediately upon receipt of a positive test result. Residential students living within 200 miles of campus are expected to isolate at their primary residence. 

Students in need of medical care after hours on the Hawk Hill campus are to call Public Safety at 610-660-1111 for assistance.

Students in need of medical care after hours on University City campus are to call Public Safety at 215-596-7000 for assistance.

The University supports mask-wearing, whether you're unvaccinated, protecting someone you love or simply because you feel more comfortable. Students are required to wear a mask while in the health center, regardless of their vaccine status. Masks are available in the health center if needed. 

If you need MEDICAL ASSISTANCE after hours please refer to the Local Resources webpage. Transportation options include the Office of Public Safety & Security Escort Service 610-660-1111 (Hawk Hill campus) and 215-895-1117 (University City campus). Be sure to leave adequate time as the escort services are based on availability.

 

The Student Health Center is sponsoring a Flu and COVID-19 Pfizer Bivalent Booster Vaccine Clinic open to students, faculty and staff Wednesday October 19th, 26th and November 2nd from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at The Perch on Hawk Hill campus and Wilson Rooms 205/208 on U.C. campus.

Schedule an appointment online at www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/clinical-experience, organization code: Hawk Hill: qotcxm, University City: bnynzp.

Bring your insurance card, ID, and COVID-19 vaccination card if receiving the booster.

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Student Medical
Emergency Response

 

Action to be taken:

  • Faculty, staff, others:
    Hawk Hill Campus, contact Public Safety immediately at 610-660-1111
    University City Campus, contact Public Safety immediately at 215-596-7000
  • Public Safety will contact the Student Health Center during regular office hours for consultation.
  • If the Student Health Center is not open, Public Safety will call 911 and either Philadelphia Fire Rescue or Narberth Ambulance will transport the student to the nearest hospital for treatment. The student, in some cases, may exercise their right to refuse to be taken to the hospital.
  • Public Safety will notify the Vice President for Student Life (or designee).

Parent Notification:

  • The University requires prior written consent of the student to notify parents. However, if the condition of the student is determined to pose a threat to the health or safety of the student or others, parents will be notified of the action taken, including, but not limited to, the condition of the student and the fact of transport to the nearest hospital.
  • Parents will be notified by the Vice President for Student Life or the appointed designee (Director of Public Safety, Director of Student Health, Director of Residence Life).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • All incoming students are required to complete a health evaluation form prior to arrival on campus. In order to process all incoming forms and confirm immunization compliance, we ask that forms be returned to the SHC by August 1st for fall semester and December 1st for spring semester. Students that do not return their forms will be placed on a health hold and unable to register for classes.

  • (Please retain a copy of your form before mailing.)

    For students admitted through Hawk Hill campus, please mail your health evaluation form to:

    Saint Joseph's University
    Student Health Center - Quirk Hall
    5600 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131

    For students admitted through the University City campus, (formerly known as University of the Sciences) please Upload the completed student health packet signed and stamped by the primary care provider along with the supporting health records to the student health portal at: https://www.sju.edu/student-health-portal or call 215-596-8980 for assistance. Do not mail, email, or fax the student health packet to the student health center-university city or to your academic or athletic program. These documents must be uploaded to the student health portal. 

  • No. Only incoming students are required to complete a Health Evaluation Form prior to their arrival on campus. Returning students are asked to update any changes of health/insurance information if changes occur.

  • Students with specific housing requests should contact the Office of Student Disability Services- Christine Mecke, EdD, at 610-660-1774 or email at cmecke@sju.edu. Documentation of their medical condition will be required.

  • Please view our Eligibility & Services page to learn more about the services we provide. All current students are eligible to receive services at the SHC. 

  • Please view our Policies & Forms page to learn more about our fees. 

  • Please view our New Student Health Requirements page to learn more about the health insurance requirement at Saint Joseph's University.

Non-discrimination policy

The Student Health Center supports all initiatives to create a campus climate guided by the values of cultural inclusion, respect, equality and equity. Such a climate is essential to college health. Consistent with those values, the Student Health Center rejects all forms of intolerance and subtler forms of discriminatory conduct with respect to age; gender identity, including transgender; marital status; physical size; psychological/physical/learning disability; race/ethnicity; religious, spiritual or cultural identity; sex; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status or veteran status.