Alert to the physical needs of its
students, the University provides a wide range of health services. A
registered nurse is available daily at the Northeast Philadelphia
campus in the University Health Services Office, Campus Center
Room G7, to provide first aid, blood pressure and temperature
readings, diabetes screening, pregnancy testing, nutrition
counseling, health and fitness counseling sites, and referrals
to other Holy Family and city counseling. The physician's office
scale is at the disposal of students who desire to maintain
a healthy recommended weight. The University nurse may be contacted
during the day at 267-341-3262.
Entering students are required to submit to the vice president for student services a detailed confidential medical history and physical form provided by the University. Registration will not be completed for students who do not have a completed form on file in the health services office.
In June 2002, Pennsylvania passed Act #43 (The College and University Student Vaccination Act), which requires all students living in a campus residence to be immunized against meningitis or to sign a waiver indicating a preference not to do so. Evidence of this immunization or a waiver must be on file in the Health Services Office before a student can reside at the University.
Holy Family University's health policy requires that students with communicable diseases must report to the vice president for student services. Decisions concerning presence on campus will be determined on an individual basis in conjunction with the University nurse. A physician's permission may be necessary to return to classes. Full-time and part-time students of any age can obtain health insurance information in the Health Services Office.