Health and Wellness
The Division of Health and Wellness at Ursinus encourages students to develop a life-long commitment to mental, physical, social, academic, financial, and spiritual well-being. The Wellness Center, the Sports Medicine Clinic, and the Office of Prevention and Advocacy work together to develop programs and services to support student health and wellness.
Students are encouraged to contact the Wellness Center or the Office of Preventions and Advocacy with any health/lifestyle questions. Both are located at 789 Main Street, and are open from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. every Monday through Friday when the semester is in session.
Students Seeking Medical Treatment
- For Emergencies: Call an ambulance - 911.
- For Non-emergencies: Medical services may be obtained through the Wellness Center, 610-409-3100 or campus extension 3100, on weekdays, during normal business hours, by appointment only. During the Fall and Spring semesters, these services are offered by Dr. Paul Doghramji of Collegeville Family Practice. Dr. Doghramji and our Nurse Practitioner offer acute and routine medical and gynecological services during scheduled appointments at the Wellness Center. Please contact Wellness and staff will make every effort to set you up with the most immediate appointment.
Policies and Procedures
- It is important that students use prescription medications only at the specific direction of a Physician or the Nurse Practitioner.
- All students are required to provide proof of health insurance and must complete the Online Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form.
- Medical Forms must be completed with up-to-date immunization Records and will be submitted through the BearCare Portal. Students who do not submit this information will not be permitted to register. The medical records from the Wellness Center will be kept for seven years beyond expected graduation date.
Students who become ill or have an accident must report this promptly to the Wellness Center, to Campus Safety, or to the Resident Advisor on duty in their residence hall. Students who leave college because of illness must report to the Wellness Center, the Resident Advisor on duty in their residence hall, and the Dean’s Office before leaving and again after returning to campus.
Students Seeking Psychological Treatment:
For Emergencies (during business hours on weekdays):
There is a designated, drop-in crisis hour from 2:00-3:00 pm on weekdays for students who feel they cannot wait for a regularly scheduled appointment to be seen. If a student is in acute distress, is not feeling safe, or is unable to wait until the 2:00 pm hour, please contact Wellness and tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need to reach a therapist as soon as possible, or call Campus Safety to initiate a response from the crisis team.
For Emergencies (after hours):
An on-call counselor is always available after hours. For acute crises that are imminently life-threatening, call 911. Students, who have an emergency of a psychological nature, should go to the Emergency Room of the Pottstown Hospital for immediate evaluation and treatment.
For crises that are not imminently life-threatening, a student can access the counselor on-call by calling Campus Safety 610-409-3333, or contacting the on-call Assistant Director of Student Affairs.
Students interested in making an appointment to speak with a counselor can call 610-409-3100, email email@example.com to schedule in person on weekdays, during normal business hours, by appointment only. During the Fall and Spring semesters, these services are offered by our full-time clinicians or one of the doctoral psychology trainees.
A variety of services are offered free of charge, including: individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-educational outreach programs, consultations or referrals to off-campus mental health professionals.