Always call Campus Safety (610) 896-1111. In case of an emergency, Campus Safety will call 911 for transportation to Bryn Mawr Hospital. Campus Safety officers are available 365 days of the year to respond to campus emergencies, and the Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Department is located less than 2 miles from campus.
- Cold Care Kit
Students can access cold care medications, BandAids, and temp dots for taking one's temperature at Campus Safety located in the Gardner Athletic Center. Open 24/7.
We offer the following services:
- Allergy or other medication injections
- Alcohol and drug use information and counseling
- Contraception, pregnancy testing, and sexual counseling
- Diagnostic tests (available in-house or at a local lab)
- Evaluation and treatment of illness and injury
- Medications and medication refills
- Nutrition and eating disorder information
- Physicals (driver, sports, and study abroad)
- PreP and PEP administration
- Referrals to specialists as needed by the College's health care provider
- Resting area
- Testing and, if necessary, treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Transgender hormone therapy administration
Note: Your Health Record is a private matter between you and your health care provider.
Students cannot walk into the health center without making appointments first. Please use the self scheduling tool found on the HaverHealth Portal or call us at 610-896-1089.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms; please notify the Health Center first. Primary symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Masks are REQUIRED when entering the health center.
Substance Abuse Educator appointments available via email: Joye Shrager
24 hours notice is required for cancellation of an appointment. Missed appointments will be charged $25.00.
After Hours Care
Injury, Illness, & Medical Emergencies
- For minor injury and/or routine care, please contact the Health Center (ext. 1089)
- For any emergency, please contact Campus Safety (ext. 1111)
Excuse Notes & Medical Leave
Health Services cannot offer you an excuse note for absences from class. If you do not feel well and must miss a class, you should immediately contact your professor and your Dean.
If you are seriously injured or ill and require emergency care or admission to the hospital, the Health Services Staff—with your permission—will contact your parents and the dean. The dean will inform your professors. Parents are notified of life threatening conditions.
Medical leave may be initiated by the student if they believe that physical and/or psychological health concerns are significantly interfering with their ability to succeed at Haverford and/or that the demands of college life are not consistent with recovery or safety. In unusual circumstances, the College may initiate medical leave for a student. If medical leave from the College is recommended please refer to Deans Office: Medical Leave.
To make an appointment for a test, please call (610) 896-1089. Your insurance can be billed for the cost of the lab service.
For your convenience, Health Services can perform several tests in our in-house CLIA certified laboratory. Results are given at the time of your visits.
Self-Care Cold Center and Condom Center
During the academic year, students may visit the Self-Care Cold Center and Condom Center during normal business hours. Over-the-counter medications for minor cold/flu symptoms and condoms are available free of charge.
Students who are feeling ill and have not improved in 2-3 days of self-treatment should see a health care provider.
If you are planning to spend time abroad you may need vaccinations, a physical exam, and/or HIV testing before departure. Health Services offers a variety of immunizations and testing.
- Go to the HaverHealth portal and make an online appointment for a travel health visit.
- Specify what country you intend to visit when making the appointment.
- The Travel Health Form should be printed, filled out, and brought to your appointment.
For travel needs and information when school is not in session you can contact:
Penn Travel Medicine
250 King of Prussia RD.
Jefferson travel Medicine Service
833 Chestnut Street
Campus Safety transports only to the emergency room at the nearest hospital for a medical emergency. Students are responsible for their own transportation to routine/follow-up doctor appointments, routine X-rays and any other routine medical care.