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Physical Health

Widener University is committed to nurturing the wellbeing and physical health of our diverse student body by providing an array of medical services and resources dedicated to supporting their overall wellness.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, don't wait!

If you or someone you know needs immediate medical care, call Campus Safety at 610-499-4200, 911, or visit a nearby urgent care or emergency room

Navigating Wellness with Student Health Services

At Widener's Student Health Services, we offer a wide variety of comprehensive medical services including: 

  • Evaluation and treatment of acute/chronic illnesses and injury
  • Dispensing of medication, if indicated
  • Immunizations, tuberculosis screening, and flu shots (only available during flu season)
  • Athletic pre-participation physicals for returning athletes
  • First-aid supplies, crutches, hot/cold packs
  • Wound care, staple/suture removal

Accessing the expertise of our highly qualified health care providers is free of charge. Some charges may apply for certain services and medications.

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Where We're Located

Metropolitan Hall, On 17th St and Melrose Ave

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Standard Hours of Operation

Student Health Services is open  Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. 

Operating hours may vary during summer and holiday periods. For after-hours assistance and emergency care contacts, please refer to the information below.

Schedule an Appointment

Need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (610) 499-1183. To view your upcoming appointments or complete mobile check-in, log in to your Student Health Portal.

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After Hours & Emergency Care Information

Chester Medical Center

  • One Medical Center Blvd, Upland, PA 19013
  • Phone: 610-447-2000
  • Hours: OPEN 24 HOURS

Taylor Hospital

  • 175 E Chester Pike, Ridley Park, PA 19078
  • Phone: 610-595-6000
  • Hours: OPEN 24 HOURS

Riddle Hospital

  • 1068 W Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063
  • Phone: 484-227-9400
  • Hours: OPEN 24 HOURS

Vybe Urgent Care

  • 213 Morton Ave Folsom, PA 19033
  • Phone: 610-285-9500 
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8 am-5 pm

Accepts a variety of medical insurance plans.

MedExpress Urgent Care

  • 4808 Edgmont Ave Brookhaven, PA 19015
  • Phone: 610-876-3072
  • Hours: 8am-8pm 7 days a week

Accepts most insurances.

AFC Urgent Care

  • 5024 Pennell Rd Aston, PA 19014
  • Phone: 484-766-3502
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm

Accepts most insurances.


  • Address: 4098 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven PA 19015    
  • Phone: 610-876-8815    
  • Fax: 610-876-8868

Walmart Pharmacy    

  • Address: 1570 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA 19022    
  • Phone: 610-447-1871    

ShopRite Pharmacy    

  • Address: 1568 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA 19022    
  • Phone: 610-490-1200    

CVS Pharmacy    

  • Address: 1306 MacDade Blvd., Woodlyn, PA 19094    
  • Phone: 610-521-7011    
  • Fax: 610-521-7941
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Essential Policies & Information for Students

Explore crucial details regarding our student health portal, comprehensive health insurance coverage, our immunization requirements, tuberculosis testing policy, and a host of other important aspects that contribute to your overall well-being and academic success. 

This comprehensive understanding will empower you to navigate your academic journey with confidence and prioritize your health and wellness throughout your time at Widener.

Learn More About Widener's Health Policies & Information

Our Commitment to Inclusive Health Care and Wellbeing

Student Health Services aligns itself with the American College Health Association and its stances on racial marginalization, health equity, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.

Committed to delivering culturally sensitive health and wellness services, we cater to the diverse needs of Widener students through education and support. Our dedication extends to fostering the health and well-being of all students, empowering them to pursue successful careers and become responsible global citizens.

Student Health Services FAQs

We take confidentiality seriously. All medical records, diagnostic tests, treatments, and information about you remain strictly confidential. We do not share information about you with your parents, classmates, employers, or professors without your authorization unless: you are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or somebody else, or a court of law requests your medical records through a subpoena.

No. There is no fee to see a Widener University health care provider. Charges are only incurred when a student requires diagnostic labs, prescriptions, or specific health care treatments.

There are two methods of payment: cash/check or direct billing to the student’s account. Student Health Services does not directly bill third-party insurance companies but upon request will provide required documentation for students, parents, or guardians to submit charges for reimbursement. Student Health Services may submit a student’s health insurance to LabCorp for billing and reimbursement if applicable.

Yes. Student Health Services staff make every attempt to see students in a timely fashion, according to their scheduled appointment times. If you arrive late for your appointment, you may need to reschedule. It is advisable to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Please note that a no-show fee will be applied to your Student Account if appointments are not kept or canceled.

Student Health Services is open: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. If an urgent/emergency situation arises after those hours, call Campus Safety at 610-499-4200. A security officer will be dispatched to assist the student.

Yes! Widener University health care providers are available to speak with you regarding health-related questions and concerns. If the health care providers are not able to take your call immediately, please provide your name, student ID number, telephone number and brief message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Yes. Routine and diagnostic sexual health care examinations offered at Student Health Services include: pap smears, birth control including IUD insertion/removal, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings, emergency contraceptive pill, evaluations, and treatment.

A residential student can call Student Health Services and a staff member will contact Campus Safety to arrange transport to the health center or emergency room.

As a college student, it is your responsibility to contact your professor when you are ill and cannot attend classes. Contact information is provided in each class syllabus. Student Health Services will not provide excuse notes.

Health care providers are the only members of the Student Health Services team who can dispense medication. We recommend that you bring your own OTC medications.

Yes. Widener University mandates that all incoming students (under the age of 23) provide proof of having been vaccinated for meningitis A,C,Y,W-135 or receipt of an approved medical exemption. This policy includes both commuters and residents. The vaccine is available at Student Health Services.

Yes. From late September and until supplies are depleted, we offer the Flu vaccine for $25.00 by appointment and during Flu Clinics.

No. However, there are local institutions that can perform allergy injections near Widener University. Providence ENT—2112 Providence Avenue Chester, PA 19013 is the closest location. Please call their office at 610-874-5366 to obtain information, make an appointment and determine what insurances they accept. Campus Safety can drop off and pick up at this location. Please call Campus Safety at 610-499-4200 to set up transportation if needed.

Yes. Please see Insurance page for full information.

For more questions about vaccine exemptions please call Student Health at 610-499-1183 or email

Mailing Address: Student Health Services, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, Pa. 19013