Health Services

The University of the Arts is committed to offering care and education to keep you well, providing quality treatment should you become ill.

On-campus health services are provided by a nurse who is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year and while Summer Pre-College programs are in session. All medical issues are strictly confidential.

Gershman Hall, Room 306


To stay up-to-date on our office and services, we recommend that students follow our office on Social Media:

Twitter: uartshealth

Instagram: uartshealthservices




Health Insurance at UArts:
The University of the Arts requires that all matriculated students taking six or more credits carry health insurance either through their own insurance company or through a plan offered by Academic Health Plans and billed through UArts.

As you consider the Academic Health Plans insurance option or your own, please keep in mind that you must have health insurance with major medical coverage. It is essential that your health insurance policy cover the costs of specialists, radiology, laboratory work, hospitalization, ambulance service and emergency room visits, to name a few. UArts Health Services partners with Jefferson Family Medicine Associates, a primary care office located a few blocks from the University.

Information detailing the Academic Health Plans insurance coverage through Independence Administrators, a division of Blue Cross/ Blue Shield is available at: To note: The cost of the school-based insurance beginning in FALL 2015 IS $1,418.00 (this fee will be included in the tuition bill). Coverage lasts from 8/15/15 - 8/14/16.

In order to ensure health coverage for all students and expedite the process efficiently, the University requires that ALL students beginning in FALL/15* to visit and to provide us with your insurance information. The $1,418.00 charge for the  year associated with the University’s Academic Health Plans option will not be removed from your bill until you have submitted your current health insurance information online. Students wishing to take the University sponsored health insurance will not be covered until they opt in to the insurance plan at the above link. If you do nothing you will automatically be enrolled in the school health plan after drop/add on September 14, 2015.

Health Forms and Immunization Requirements at UArts


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires that all colleges and universities screen first time students for immunizations. Therefore, as an entering student, you must schedule a physical exam, have a physician fill out the  University of the Arts Health Form, and return it to Health Services, c/o The University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102 by January 9, 2015. The University is not able to allow students to move into University housing or attend classes without the enclosed health form, proper health documentation and up-to-date immunizations records.

To assist in making your transition to college smooth, we have some suggestions for you:

  • Plan ahead! At this time of year, it can be difficult to get a timely appointment with your physician due to the increased demand of back to school check-ups.
  • Have your insurance cards with you and find out how to use them. If you are relocating from outside the Philadelphia region you may want to check that your health insurance provider will cover services outside of your network.
  • If you are being treated for any long term medical or psychological conditions that require regular doctor visits and you will be away from home, we suggest that prior to the start of school, you make connections with physicians and/or therapists near school who accept your health insurance.
  • If you are on a monthly medication regimen and require refills and/or continual evaluations, please make prior arrangements with physicians in the Philadelphia area who accept your health insurance.

Please feel free to contact Health Services at 215-717-6652 or at if you need assistance or have any questions. 

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