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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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Important Notes regarding Fall 2018 Insurance:

  • The required Online Insurance Form will be active by May 1st, 2018. At that time all eligible students will be able to either waive or select the school insurance for the Fall 2018 year. The form can be accessed by visiting
  • The school-sponsored insurance plan for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 will be provided by Aetna, and the cost will be $2,171.
  • For more information regarding UArts health insurance including requirements, resources and materials please refer to the UArts Insurance Page.

Insurance Requirements

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 necessities.

IMPORTANT: All full-time students attending UArts for Fall 2018 are expected to complete the insurance form by the end 9/10/18. Failure to submit proof of personal insurance coverage via the Online Insurance Form by 9/10/18* will result in the student being manually enrolled in the school-based insurance plan and responsible for payment of the $2,171 insurance fee.

*Proof of insurance will only be accepted via the online insurance form. After 9/10/18 we cannot issue credits, refunds, or reimbursements of the school insurance fee.

University Health Insurance

Health Forms and Immunization Requirements

In addition to the above Online Health Insurance Requirement (required of all students on an annual basis), we also require Student Health Forms (required of new students only). 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 the complete packet to us during the following time frames:

Between May 1st and August 1st (if starting in the Fall) 

Between November 1st and December 15th (if starting in the Spring)

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 a smooth one, here are some suggestions:

  • Plan ahead! During the summer months 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 card 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. Most major insurance companies will have a "search for a doctor" or "find a doctor" tool on their websites which will allow you to see the physicians/services covered by an insurance company in a given area. 19102 is the school's zip code.
  • 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.