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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

Students must schedule an appointment to be evaluated and treated in the health center. To schedule an appointment at either Student Health Center, use the Health Portal or call Hawk Hill Student Health Center at 610-660-1175 or University City Student Health Center at 215-596-8980. Available appointments can be viewed on the Health Portal.

If a student needs medical assistance at a time when the Student Health Centers do not have available appointments, please refer to the Local Resources webpage. Transportation options include the Office of Public Safety and Security Escort Services: Hawk Hill at 610-660-1111, University City at 215-895-1117. Be sure to leave adequate time as the escort services are based on availability.

If a student is experiencing a medical emergency call 911. 

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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).


  • Yes, students are required to schedule an appointment to be evaluated and treated in the health center. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time.

    To schedule an appointment at either Student Health Center, use the Health Portal or call Hawk Hill 610-660-1175 or University City 215-895-1117. 

  • All incoming undergraduate students, and all incoming Clinical Health Professional graduate students are required to submit a Health Evaluation Form, and a Physical Examination Form & Immunization Record, prior to arrival on campus. In order to process all incoming forms and confirm immunization compliance, we ask that forms be submitted to the Health Portal by August 1st for fall semester and December 1st for spring semester. Students that do not submit their forms will be placed on a health hold and unable to register for classes.

  • All incoming students are required to submit health records.  There are three components that must be completed:

    1) Physical Examination Form, to be printed and brought to your appointment for your Healthcare Provider to complete. This form must be uploaded via the Document Upload function.

    2) SJU Health Evaluation Form, to be completed via the Student Health Portal:

    3) Immunization Record, to be completed via 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 Documentation of their medical condition will be required.

  • Please view our Eligibility & Services page to learn more about the services we provide. All degree seeking, currently enrolled students are eligible to receive services at the Student Health Center (SHC). Students are subject to all requirements of the SHC (including completion of the Student Health Form). All visits and consultations are confidential.

  • 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.