The Student Health Center provides medical care Monday – Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM. 
Please go online to make an appointment. Students in need of non-emergent medical care should make an appointment through Starfish.  Well visits will be scheduled for the morning and sick visits in the afternoon. If you need assistance after office hours, please call the Office of Public Safety & Security at 610-660-1111.

During Thanksgiving Break, Student Health Center will be Closed, Thursday 11/25,  and Friday 11/26. Students in need of medical care after hours are to call Public Safety 610-660-1111 for assistance.

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 call Public Safety at 610-660-1111.  Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure.
Learn more about visiting the Student Health Center here. Visit for more information about the University’s response.
The university supports mask wearing, whether you are unvaccinated, protecting someone you love, or simply because you feel more comfortable.


Saint Joseph’s University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated by August 16, 2021. Please complete the vaccine disclosure form when fully vaccinated. You may submit a medical or religious exemption. If you were vaccinated outside the U.S., the disclosure form will list WHO recommended vaccines. The University will also assist anyone having trouble accessing a vaccine upon arrival in Philadelphia. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, please go to  

Rite Aid (City Avenue) 5040 City Line Ave – Moderna Vaccine

CVS 4000 Monument Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (Inside Target Store) Moderna Vaccine 

CVS  101 W City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004Pfizer Vaccine

Main Line HealthUrgent Care 306 Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096Pfizer Vaccine

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

***Rite Aid will conduct a Flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm in the Perch. Schedule an appointment HERE.

A copy of your driver’s license and insurance card are required. It is helpful if a short sleeve shirt is worn.



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.

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.

Students must wear a face mask and present a valid SJU ID card to enter the building.


Well Visit  (8:30-10:30)

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

                                                         COVID-19 Testing

                      COVID testing appointments are for students identified as close contacts.

  • Close contacts who are vaccinated should be tested five (5) days after exposure.
  • Close contacts who are NOT VACCINATED should be tested immediately after being contacted and five (5) days after exposure.

Sick Visit (10:30-4:30)

  • 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.

All students with symptoms of COVID, regardless of their vaccination status, will be tested. Vaccinated students will be instructed to self-isolate while awaiting test results, which usually take 24 hours. Unvaccinated students will be placed in isolation housing while awaiting test results.

Unvaccinated students with symptoms of, and all students who test positive for COVID-19 are asked to complete a Self-Disclosure form. Students that are identified as a close contact do not need to complete a Self-Disclosure form.

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. Be sure to leave adequate time as the escort services are based on availability.

Please call or email the Student Health Center if you have any questions 610-660-1175;