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Staying healthy

Adjusting to college can be difficult, so it’s important for students to know where to go if they need help.

One of Drexel’s many resources is the Counseling Center. Operated by the Office of Counseling and Health Services, the center offers services in individual, group and couples counseling.

Drexel’s counseling center offers time-limited sessions with professionals. Students can see therapists for free for a maximum of 15 sessions per academic year. The counseling center can help connect them with a more permanent provider, like Drexel’s Psychological Services Center, after this point.

Scheduling counseling appointments is possible in person, over the phone or by e-mail. Students may visit Suite 201 of the Creese Student Center, call 215-895-1415 or email [email protected] to learn more.

Students in need of physical health services or checkups can visit the Drexel Student Health Center (DSHC) located at 3401 Market Street in Suite 105B.

The DSHC is staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners and provides a variety of services including allergy shots, immunizations, sports medicine and women’s health care. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment at the DSHC, students can call 215-220-4700.

The first time students go for an appointment at the DSHC, they will need to fill out some initial paperwork to give the center their medical history and insurance information. These forms are available online at the Office of Counseling and Health Services website and can be printed and completed prior to appointments to save time. Students may also go to DSHC while they’re healthy to fill out paperwork and get it out of the way before a sick appointment.

Students should always bring their Dragon Card, a form of payment for the co-pay and their insurance card.

Additionally, a Women’s Care Center (WCC) is located on Drexel’s Center City campus at 1427 Vine Street, which students can use  Drexel’s free shuttle service to get to. The WCC offers family planning services such as contraceptive medicine, STD screening, gynecological and obstetric care for both men and women. Women without insurance or with a limited insurance program can find special programs at the WCC, that may provide them with free services.

Walk-in appointments for the WCC are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays for STD (including HIV) screening, pregnancy testing, options counseling and emergency contraception. Evening walk-in services are also available between 5 and 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the DSHC on Drexel’s main campus. To schedule a WCC appointment, call 215-762-7824.