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On-Campus Health Services

On-campus health services are provided Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year. All medical issues are strictly confidential.

Gershman Hall, Room 306

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Insurance Information

All matriculated students taking six or more credits must carry health insurance (either their own, or the school-based plan). 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.

The school-based insurance company is Independence Administrators, which is a subsidiary of BlueCross/BlueShield. Health Services works with a company by the name of Academic Health Plans (AHP) to facilitate the enrollment and coverage of students into the school-based plan. For that reason, students may have contact with AHP.

University Health Insurance

Important Note Regarding Health Insurance

All full-time, matriculated students taking 6 or more credits are required to complete the Online Insurance Form.

The next enrollment period is for Spring 2018 and the link will be live on 11/6 ( All students beginning in Spring 2018 are required to complete the online form by 1/29 in order to remove the insurance fee. The cost of the school plan for the Spring is $968, which will be added to every new student’s tuition bill until they opt-out.

Returning students, or those who began in Fall 2017, do not need to complete the form again for the Spring semester; however, if you already completed the waiver in Fall 2017 and now wish to opt-in to the school plan you must call Health Services before 1/29, at 215-717-6652.

TO REMOVE THE FEE: You will need to complete the insurance process at by 1/29/2018. Note that after add/drop we cannot make any changes to a student's insurance preference, no exceptions. Failure to opt-out by this date will result in manual enrollment.

IF YOU ARE ENROLLING IN THE SCHOOL INSURANCE: While the fee is automatically included on the tuition bill, it does not mean immediate enrollment in the school plan. You must visit by 12/11/17 and opt-in to the school insurance in order to receive full coverage. We advise completing this process as soon as possible.

Health Forms and Immunization Requirements

Pennsylvania requires that all colleges and universities screen first time students for immunizations. Incoming students must schedule a physical exam, have a physician fill out the University of the Arts Health Form, and return it to us by August 1st (if starting in the Fall) or December 15th (Spring start).

Mail the completed Health Form to:

Health Services
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19102

If you don't send the form prior to the start of classes, it may prevent you from being able to register for the following semester.


To assist in making your transition to college smooth, here are some suggestions:

  • 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.