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On-campus health services are provided by our nurses 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. Our office sees all current, matriculated students no matter what insurance they currently have.

Services available to students include:

  • Self-Help Station, band aids, throat lozenges, OTC medication, etc.
  • Evaluation and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Health maintenance
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Nutrition information and counseling / scale and BMI calculator available 
  • HIV and STD testing 
  • Wellness activities
  • PPD, Tuberculin skin testing at the beginning of the Fall/Spring semester
  • Flu shots beginning in October
  • Pamplets and handouts on a variety of subjects

When a student has been triaged in the health office and it is determined further evaluation is needed, referrals are made free of charge to Thomas Jefferson Family and Community Medicine Associates.

A physical therapist is on campus Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Terra Building, suite 401. For questions please email healthservices@uarts.edu.

UArts Sick Note Policy: Please note that the Office of Health Service does not issue sick or excuse notes for classes or work missed due to illness or injury. However, if a student has official medical documentation supporting time missed due to illness or injury, they should submit this directly to the health office (Gershman 306) to be kept on file.

The number of allowable absences is up to the discretion of the faculty, however, with documentation on file in the Health Center, Health Services staff can confirm that the time missed was due to medical reasons. For privacy reasons, students should submit documentation directly to Health Services, and not to their faculty.

Notification for long-term absences due to illness/injury are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information on this policy please contact health services directly at 215.717.6652 or email healthservices@uarts.edu.