"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied." - Herophilus
Your health and well-being are important to us at Tyler and Temple University. Temple has several resources to help you maintain both your physical and emotional well-being so you can get all that you can from your Tyler education. YOU must take the initiative to invest the time and energy in yourself! Your mother/father/guadian is not here to make the appointment for you. So take advantage of the services you need to stay healthy!
On campus call Campus Safety Services: 215.204.1234, otherwise, 911
If you call 911 while on-campus, you will get help. But calling 1-1234 (215.204.1234--program it in your smartphone!) from a campus phone will get you Campus Safety Services. They are patched into the 911 system, but they will be able to help the emergency workers find you on campus much faster.
Picking up one of the phones on the emergency kiosks on campus will connect you immediately to Campus Safety Services.
If you are experiencing a financial emergency and need help with housing or food, see our Emergency Resources here.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides the eligible Student Temple University community with affordable, accessible and high quality primary health care. We are located on the fourth floor of the 1800 Liacouras Walk building on Main Campus (4th floor.). Student Health Services is staffed with Board Certified Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, RNs and Medical Assistants to meet your Healthcare needs. They have both walk-in and appointment services (appointments can be made on-line). Information is also available on this page for dental services at the Temple Dental Clinic.
Tuttleman Counseling Center
For students at Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services offers support for your emotional, educational or vocational concerns. Assistance is confidential and free of charge. Tuttleman provides an atmosphere that is informal and professional, where you can feel safe and comfortable seeking help. A wide range of assistance is available including counseling, support groups, literature, and educational programs and outreach events. They offer walk in help Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 1:30 pm and Wednesday from 9 am to noon. There is no charge for this service, and no one need know you visit them if you don't want anyone to know. They are located in the same building as Student Health Services: 1800 Liacouras Walk, 5th floor.
Wellness Resource Center
If you want to quit smoking, eat more healthfully, lose weight, control your drinking, or just be the healthiest person you can be, Temple's HEART Wellness Resource Center is the place for you. They provide comprehensive wellness education, resources and prevention services that empower and support Temple University students in making informed, healthier choices in order to achieve emotional and academic success. They can address a variety of topics including sexual health, sexual assault and domestic violence, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases/infections, birth control information, stress management, tobacco cessation, drug and alcohol management, nutrition, and general wellness. Professional staff and peer counselor (trained students) are there to help you, and can provide you with resources and referrals whenever necessary.
Disability Resources and Services
DRS works with students with a disability, faculty, administration and families in a variety of unique and innovative ways.We work with students on identifying strategies and accommodations that allow students to participate fully in class and offer advice on other campus resources. Some students with a disability choose to take their examinations at DRS because they require extra time, a distraction-reduced space, assistive technology or other accommodations. We offer resources to assist with funding to cover costs related to attending Temple, such as tuition, housing, assistive technology, tutoring, books, medications and other disability-related expenses. We understand that families of students with a disability play an important role in their student’s successful transition to higher education.
Temple University Campus Recreation, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, is the coordinating office for recreational sports programs on Main Campus. More than 4,000 students, faculty, and staff participate daily in one or more of the various activities offered by the recreation program. These activities include intramurals (men’s, women’s, and co-rec), sport clubs, informal recreation, special events and programs, group fitness, adapted recreation, aquatics, and student staff development. The benefits of exercise and productive use of leisure time are well documented. Quality recreational opportunities greatly enhance the campus life experience for students, faculty and staff. Most of the programs are free for students.
Other (non-Temple) Emergency Resources
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800.273.TALK
National Eating Disorder Hotline: 800.931.2237
Visit the website for the Click to Chat option, another way to speak with a live, trained Helpline volunteer, should you prefer instant messaging the Helpline instead of speaking to a volunteer over the phone.