During these times of great uncertainty, Dornsife reminds you to take care of your physical and mental health. Learn more about Drexel’s Counseling Office, Office of Disability Resources (ODR), Drexel Student Health Center (DSHC), Office of Equality & Diversity (OED), Health Insurance, Immunizations & More.
Explore Drexel University’s health and wellness resources.
Practicing Healthy Habits While Preparing for Finals
This asynchronous session facilitated by interns within the Office of Counseling and Health Services focused on developing healthy strategies to prepare to excel for exams. This session also offers resources within the CAPS office and ways that you can practice healthy strategies to engage stress throughout the year.
7 Cups is an online service that connects its users with caring listeners who help provide emotional support for non-crisis issues, along with other functions such as guides on maintaining mental wellness.
Known as the world’s largest emotional support system, 7 Cups features trained Drexel listeners — part of a network that numbers over 300,000 — ready to help you. At Drexel, we encourage students to utilize its free 24/7 peer-to-peer anonymous online chat function for support. To sign up for 7 Cups, visit Drexel’s 7 Cups page and submit the Drexel-specific password “dragons” to enter the website.
Now available to all graduate students, the GuidanceResources® program offers 24/7 confidential support, resources and information on a variety of work-life topics, including:
- Confidential Emotional Support
- Personal Health, Wellness & Relationship Support
- Personal & Professional Development Resources
- Travel & Cultural Assimilation Guidance
- Legal Guidance
- Financial Resources
Students may access GuidanceResources® in the following ways:
Office of Counseling and Health Services (OCHS)
Counseling and Health supports students with personal, physical and psychological challenges that interfere with their ability to complete their academic goals. We offer programs, services and resources to assist students with embracing and maintaining good health.
In light of Drexel’s response to Coronavirus, the Counseling Center’s operations are fully remote. Therapists are able to conduct teletherapy using a HIPPA compliant, confidential Zoom platform to preserve our students’ privacy. Learn more or schedule an appointment by visiting the link above.
Office of Disability Resources (ODR)
Housed under OED, the Disability Resources team provides equal opportunity and equal access to education, employment, programs and activities for individuals at Drexel University. ODR empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to provide reasonable accommodations. Disability Resources also provides education and guidance across the broad University community.
Drexel Student Health Center (DSHC)
The Drexel Student Health Center (DSHC) is staffed with faculty physicians and nurse practitioners from the Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine. DSHC provides a range of health services in a confidential environment. Whether you need allergy shots or immunizations, treatment for women’s health issues or sports medicine, we’re here to help you maintain a quality lifestyle. DSHC provides a range of health services in a confidential environment.
Office of Equality and Diversity (OED)
The Office of Equality and Diversity (OED) is committed to promoting, supporting and providing resources to sustain a living, learning and working environment of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion and respect where all members of the University community are valued. OED is responsible for ensuring that the University complies with its own policies and with federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment based upon race; color; religion; gender; pregnancy; national origin; age; disability; sexual orientation, identity, and expression; and veteran status. In addition to investigating complaints, OED utilizes various conflict resolution processes to address complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Furthermore, OED oversees the Office of Disability Resources, where students may seek accommodations for a documented disability.
General mental health resource
The Counseling Center has collected a number of guides and links to helpful information about common challenges that college students encounter. Check out the links below for resources and brochures. Additionally, you may wish to contact the below hotlines for immediate support: National Alliance for Mental Illness or Crisis Text Line.
In support of our students’ continued good health and the health of our University community and in compliance with Drexel University policy, all full-time students, including online students, must carry health insurance. Those students who have comparable health insurance may waive participation in the Drexel University sponsored plan by submitting proof of coverage. Students enrolling in the Drexel Plan will have their health insurance cost placed on their student account.
All full-time students must demonstrate proof of health insurance each year, by either waiving or enrolling in the Drexel Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year.
As part of a national recovery movement across US college campuses, Drexel University has partnered with The Haven at College, a unique residential community for Drexel students in recovery from substance use issues. The Haven at College is the national provider of on-campus substance use treatment and recovery support services that meets college students where they are.
The Haven is hosting Virtual meetings every day from 5:00PM-6:00PM PST or 8:00PM-9:00PM EST. Login here or call in using your phone: +1(872) 240-3412 Access code: 661-666-741
Drexel University requires all entering full-time undergraduate and graduate students to complete an immunization record. Students should have the form completed by their physician or attach records verifying the dates of the vaccines.
International students may have the QuantiFERON or T-Spot test (to satisfy the PPD requirement) in their country; however, the results must be in English and must be attached to the record. If this is not possible, International students must have the PPD test done and read in the United States upon their arrival to the United States. Contact for the Office of Health Insurance and Immunizations for additional assistance or information.
New and expecting parents
Drexel University offers private spaces where nursing mothers may express breast milk during the workday. Designated Lactation Room locations and reservation information for all Drexel campuses can be found here.
Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC)
Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) works in affiliation with Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit to provide 24/7 access to medical care and forensic examinations to victims of sexual assault.
Drexel University supports a welcoming and inclusive environment throughout all levels of operations and business practices. We want all community members to feel comfortable and secure in their surroundings. Under University policy and local law, individuals have the right to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity and expression. Additionally, visit Refuge Restrooms for more information on single-person restrooms off campus, in Philadelphia.
Violence prevention & response
Those experiencing any form of sexual or gender-based abuse or violence may seek help and guidance from resources at the University, local and national level. Additionally, there are several resources available to students, faculty, and staff to identify warning signs of abuse and to provide safety advice.
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