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Drexel Health Tracker

The Drexel Health Tracker is a mobile-based app that allows Drexel community members to confidentially report their symptoms and access key resources to help them stay healthy. The Drexel Health Tracker can help users monitor any symptoms related to COVID-19 and connect them to resources if they feel sick. It also helps the University learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and how it is impacting the Drexel community, which in turn can shape our testing strategy designed to further reduce the risk of viral transmission on campus. 

Getting Started

  • Use of the Drexel Health Tracker is required by all members of the Drexel community. Students, faculty and professional staff must use the Drexel Health Tracker on a daily basis to “check in” and record any symptoms or note that they are feeling well. Tracking your symptoms is the best way to know if you should stay home from work or classes, get the help you may need and protect your health and the health of those around you. The Drexel Health Tracker can also be used to self-certify that you do not have symptoms, which is a requirement to access campus property.
  • Visitors are required to use the Drexel Health Tracker app to either report symptoms or self-certify to a lack of symptoms at least two hours before coming to campus. Individuals who are unable to use the Drexel Health Tracker app to check in must utilize other approved check in methods in order to enter the campus.
  • The Drexel Health Tracker asks the user to provide their name, Drexel email and phone number upon registration. In addition, age and zip code are requested.
Drexel Health Tracker Mobile Phone QR Code for Drexel Health Tracker

If you report any COVID-related symptoms using the app, an authorized representative from the University will contact you to assist with testing, quarantine or healthcare needs.

What to do if you feel sick

Download or Access the Drexel Health Tracker App 

Drexel Health Checker Web Version

Download Apple Drexel Health Tracker App
Download Android Drexel Health Tracker App

You can also scan the QR code from your mobile device to access the tracker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Drexel is committed to the responsible stewardship of individuals’ personal information and any data collected from those using the Drexel Health Tracker.

Drexel Health Tracker FAQs

What is the Drexel Health Tracker app?

The Drexel Health Tracker is a mobile-based app that allows Drexel community members to confidentially report their symptoms and access key resources to help them stay healthy. The Drexel Health Tracker can help users monitor any symptoms related to COVID-19 and connect them to resources if they feel sick. The Drexel Health Tracker can also be used to fulfill the University’s self-certification requirements for access to campus property. It also helps the University learn more about the spread of COVID-19 and how it is impacting the Drexel community, which in turn can shape our testing strategy designed to further reduce the risk of viral transmission on campus.

How do I access the Drexel Health Tracker app?

The Drexel Health Tracker is available to download for free via the Apple and Android app stores. You can also scan the QR code available on the Health Tracker page from your mobile device to access the tracker.

When should I check in to the Drexel Health Tracker app?

All students, faculty and professional staff should monitor their health and symptoms on a daily basis to prevent unintentional spread. Individuals coming to campus are required to use the Drexel Health Tracker app to either report symptoms or self-certify to a lack of symptoms at least two (2) hours before coming to campus.  Individuals who are unable to use the Drexel Health Tracker to check in must utilize other approved check in methods in order to enter the campus.

Is my information secure?

Your information will be maintained by MyOwnMed, Inc. the vendor that provides the Health Tracker app under contract with Drexel. Your information will be maintained in a secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud database, with access limited to authorized Drexel representatives.

Can I opt-out of using the Drexel Health Tracker app once I have registered?

You can opt-out or withdraw your consent at any time by emailing MyOwnMed at optout@myownmed.com. Your information will be deleted within 3 business days of receipt of your request. 

Any questions regarding opt-out may be sent to clientsupport@myownmed.com

Please note that individuals coming to campus are required to use the Drexel Health Tracker app to either report symptoms or self-certify to a lack of symptoms at least two (2) hours before coming to campus, or utilize other approved check in methods in order to enter the campus.

Can the Drexel Health Tracker app track my location?

No. To further ensure the user’s privacy, geo-tracking is not enabled in the app.

What do if I don’t have a smartphone or my smartphone is broken/lost?

There will be a web-based program available shortly. In the interim, there will be a printable certification form available on the Drexel website.

What information is collected and how is it used?

We will collect your name, email address and phone number when you register for the Drexel Health Tracker app. You will also be asked to provide your age and zip code, as well as information about your daily symptoms, whether you have been in contact with probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and results of any COVID-19 testing you may have had. The information collected will be used by Drexel in the following ways:

  • To help us learn more about the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the Drexel University community.
  • To manage and respond to incidents of COVID-19 that occur among our students, faculty and staff, and help us offer the appropriate support resources to individuals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. These resources include testing, care treatment plans, and/or referrals.
  • To fulfill Drexel University’s self-certification requirements for access to campus property.
  • To comply with legal requirements of local, state and/or federal authorities. 

Any other use or disclosure of Health Tracker app data will exclude names, email addresses, and phone numbers, as well as other personally identifiable information. This information will be used only for purposes of approved research.

How long do you keep the data?

Information provided through the Drexel Health Tracker app will be retained as long as Drexel continues to use the app. 


How much will the Drexel Health Tracker app drain my phone’s battery?

The Drexel Health Tracker app does not use any background technology that drains your battery. Battery usage is dependent on make and model of the phone and the various applications used. Please note that Bluetooth tracking is not enabled on the app.

Is the Health Tracker app a diagnostic tool?

The Drexel Health Tracker app is not a clinical diagnostic tool. Any self-reported symptoms or test results are forwarded to the Student Health Center or employee health for follow-up. All students and employees who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their health care provider. Employees should contact their primary care provider and students should contact Drexel Student Health by calling 215.220.4700 or emailing covid19health@drexel.edu.

When will the Drexel Health Tracker app send me notifications?

The app will alert you to check in if there has been a gap in symptom reporting. In addition, you may receive survey requests regarding University or college-specific activities, policies or studies.

Does the Health Tracker app collect my device ID?

No. The Drexel Health Tracker app does not have access to your phone ID.

Does the Drexel Health Tracker app know whether I have been in close proximity to someone with COVID-19?

The Drexel Health Tracker app is not currently configured to use proximity scanning. Please note that location tracking, including geo-location and Bluetooth tracking, is not enabled in Drexel’s Health Tracker app.

How does the Drexel Health Tracker app know if I or someone else has COVID-19?

App users must get tested in order to know if they have contracted COVID-19. Please note that location tracking, including geo-location and Bluetooth tracking, is not enabled in Drexel’s Health Tracker app. The Drexel Health Tracker helps users monitor their symptoms and provides information regarding when best to seek medical advice. The Drexel Health Tracker app does not alert you to another user’s COVID-19 status.

How will I be notified if I have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

The Drexel contact tracing team, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, will notify individuals that have been exposed to someone confirmed positive with COVID-19. The Drexel Health Tracker app does not push notifications regarding possible close contact with an infected individual.

How will my location information be transmitted to medical personnel?

The Drexel Health Tracker app is not currently configured to use or share location information. Please note that location tracking, including geo-location and Bluetooth tracking, is not enabled in Drexel’s Health Tracker app.