Wellness at Penn

Wellness at Penn is dedicated to keeping students well and ready to achieve in all aspects of life.

Monkeypox Information

Monkeypox cases have been confirmed in Pennsylvania, and more locally in Philadelphia. Wellness at Penn is monitoring the situation on campus and is working closely with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH). Risk on campus remains EXTREMELY LOW.

Any students with questions or concerns about monkeypox can call Student Health & Counseling to speak with a medical provider. If a student is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed to an individual with monkeypox, testing is available through Student Health & Counseling in collaboration with LabCorp. Specimens are handled by a specialized lab and results typically take 3-4 days. An appointment can be scheduled by calling 215-746-3535.

We continue to work with PDPH on access to vaccines and treatments. Vaccine supplies are currently limited and PDPH is prioritizing vaccines based on a stratified risk of infection. We expect access to improve as supply increases.

For more information about monkeypox, you can refer to CDC’s website or the PA Department of Health’s FAQ.

COVID-19 Information

Visit Penn’s COVID-19 Response page to learn more about Penn’s campus-wide efforts to create a safe environment and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community.

Student Health and Counseling:
Caring for Students During Their Academic Journey

Student Health and Counseling is a the primary care and psychological care division of Wellness at Penn. Our state-of-the-art medical and counseling centers are designed to provide high-quality, compassionat care for students during their academic journey. Our dedicated team is committed to the health and well-being of Penn students, and providing safe, accessible, cost-effective, culturally-sensitive, and student-focused care. Our team provides care for acute and chronic health problems, preventive health services, health and wellness education, as well as mental health counseling, crisis management, and consultation. Wellness at Penn works in close collaboration with our partners in the University Life Division, and with our colleagues in the University of Pennsylvania Health System to help ensure the health and wellness of the campus community.

Contact Student Health and Counseling Offices
Student Health and Counseling – Medical Services: 215-746-3535
Student Health and Counseling – Counseling Services: 215-898-7021

Public Health and Wellbeing:
Creating a Community of Care

Wellness at Penn’s Public Health and Wellbeing division seeks to create a community of care through advocacy, education, and action. Our staff focuses on a wide variety of healthy living topics including sleep, hygiene, stress reduction, nutrition, exercise, and sexual health. Key initiatives include annual flu immunization clinics, which vaccinate more than 2,000 people a year, and yearlong sexual wellness education through events such as “Sex Camp” and “Sex Jeopardy.”

Immunization and Health Insurance Compliance

The University of Pennsylvania requires students to meet certain health requirements, including carrying adequate health insurance coverage and immunization against diseases. Insurance and immunization information can be completed by students using online forms.

Contact the Immunization and Health Insurance Compliance Office
Call 215-746-4200.

Stress, Distress, & Crisis

Wellness at Penn believes in a community of care and that we are all responsible for looking out for our own well-being and the well-being of others. The bottom line? You are not alone. And there is hope.

Learn more: Caring For Yourself and Others: Stress, Distress, Crisis

Watch I SHARE: Connection, Healing, & Hope to hear Penn students discuss the power of sharing and how they got support.

Alcohol and Other Drug Policies and Initiatives

Includes initiatives and policies about alcohol use, violence prevention, data collection, strategic project management, and (in a collaboration with Student Intervention Services) proactive crisis management.