About Wellness at Penn
Wellness at Penn is dedicated to caring for students during their academic journey while creating a campus-wide community of care. Our team is committed to offering a wide range of opportunities to access support, clinical resources, education, and practical tools to meaningfully engage with one's health and wellbeing.
Our vision is simple: we want to create a campus experience that integrates the science, theory, and practice of wellness. We will accomplish this by infusing wellness across its eight domains throughout the Penn experience through inclusive, innovative, and impactful initiatives. The eight domains of Wellness include: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, financial, occupational, and spiritual wellness. All of our initiatives are grounded in collaboration and fueled by CARE: compassion, accessibility, respect, and empowerment.
Our organization is built upon two pillars (Student Health and Counseling and Public Health and Wellbeing) that operate collaboratively to create a campus community centered on wellness.
Watch i share, a video created by Wellness at Penn and student leaders to promote sharing with others and getting support in times of stress, distress, and crisis. Learn more about Caring for Yourself and Others: Stress, Distress, and Crisis.
Visit the University's COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date guidance and information.
Immunization and Insurance Compliance
Visit the Immunization and Insurance Compliance page for information about required vaccines, and to enroll or waive the Penn Student Insurance Plan (PSIP).
Need to schedule an appointment?
Student Health and Counseling offers 24/7 support for students.
- To schedule a medical appointment, visit the Wellness Portal or call 215-746-3535.
- To schedule a counseling appointment, call 215-898-7021 (press 1 to talk to a clinician if after hours).
Same-day drop-in services for counseling
Students can drop-in to the Student Health and Counseling office (3624 Market Street) at any time during regular business hours without an appointment for counseling support. Students can also visit trained counseling professionals at various locations across campus through the Let's Talk program.
Visit the Counseling page for more info.
On Friday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court revoked Roe v. Wade, which for nearly 50 years has protected the right to safe abortions and reproductive care. This ruling leaves the decision of abortion access to individual states and is a threat to health care access, basic human rights, and health equity.
As Centers dedicated to public health, we understand and acknowledge the radical policy implications of this announcement, and the fear and anxiety generated as a result. Together, we join the Penn Community and those across our nation to defend access to safe health care for all, including people who are marginalized because of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual and gender identity, and economic status. Restricting access to safe abortions will lead to increased maternal mortality, childhood poverty, and poor mental health outcomes, and will undoubtedly exacerbate racial inequities.
Providing inclusive public health services for all in our community means providing access to safe and legal reproductive care, including abortions. The World Health Organization recognizes abortion care as an essential healthcare service. Continuing to reinforce comprehensive abortion care is life-saving, affirming, and critical to the nation’s public health. In light of this decision, the Penn public health community will continue to educate and promote access to comprehensive and safe reproductive care.
—Benoit Dubé, Chief Wellness Officer, Jennifer Pinto-Martin (out-going) and Richard Wender (in-coming) Executive Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives