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Student Health and Wellness

Worth Health Center

Department Overview

In an effort to comply with the CDC and local health department recommendations, we are taking action to decrease face to face contact, suspend in person appointments, and preserve our health care providers in the event we are needed to cover the health care needs of the greater community.  
As of Monday, March 23, 2020, the health center will be closed.  
If you are having a medical emergency, call Public Safety at 610-328-8333.
If you are having an urgent health care need, please call the registered nurse on call at 610-328-8548.
If you have a non urgent, routine question please email and a Worth Health Center staff member will get back to you within 48 to 72 hours.
Our website has an updated list of local resources in the Swarthmore community.
The health center staff would like to relay our appreciation to our students for being flexible, patient, and understanding during this unprecedented situation.  We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Stay well,
Worth Health Center Staff

Student Health and Wellness is located in the Worth Health Center, which is nestled in a multi-variety magnolia orchard adjacent to the Benjamin West Parking Lot right of of Rt. 320. The center comprises Student Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, and a comprehensive wellness education team.

Swarthmore’s Health and Wellness staff supports the needs of our diverse student body by providing individualized holistic care and campus-wide education.  The nurse practitioner model offers acute and chronic health care services, as well as preventive health services with a focus on issues that impact college students.  Students can also receive services in study abroad and travel immunization, allergy desensitization, reproductive health, vaccination, LGBTQ wellness, nutrition, alcohol and other drug counseling, violence prevention and healthy relationships counseling.

The Student Wellness Program includes campus-wide events and activities that help build the skills necessary for healthy living through the promotion of physical, intellectual, mental, sexual, and spiritual health and wellness.

The multidisciplinary team of Swarthmore College health leaders is committed to creating a compassionate environment.  Our vision is to empower students to be engaged in their continuum of lifelong health and wellbeing.


In case of an emergency, or when the health center is closed, call Public Safety at (610) 328-8333.

Snow Emergencies: Call ahead before coming to health center 610-328-8058.


Appointments and walk in visits:

  • Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9:00 am - 5 pm
  • Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., noon - 1 pm  lunch - staff available for emergencies
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from noon - 1:30 pm closed for staff meeting
  • After-hours on call  610-328-8548
  • If you have a life-threatening emergency and need 911, contact Public Safety directly at 610-328-8333.

Additional Information

Student Health Insurance Plan

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk
500 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171

Swarthmore College Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) brochure  [pdf]