Health and Wellness Resources
At the Graduate College, we care about your overall health and well-being because we know it is critical to your success. Drexel offers several resources and services, including online/virtual and in-person, to help support you throughout your program, whether you're full-time, part-time or online. When in doubt, reach out!
In case of a medical or mental health EMERGENCY, please use these emergency numbers and crisis hotlines, or dial 911.
If you are on campus, you may call Drexel Public Safety at 215.895.2222, or dial 911.
Counseling and Health Services
The Office of Counseling and Health Services offers free, confidential counseling services to all graduate students, including in-person care for full-time graduate students on campus on the University City and Center City campuses and remote services for all graduate students over the phone via peer counseling and other call services, and online via articles, videos, screenings and webinars.
All students are welcome and encouraged to connect with the Counseling Center for assistance.
The Counseling Center offers a range of free, confidential counseling services to currently enrolled full-time students in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students. Counseling services include individual and group therapy, medication management, skills workshops, outreach programming, referral services, after hours crisis care, and training and consultations for faculty/staff.
To schedule a counseling appointment, you may visit the Counseling Center in person, call, or send an e-mail.
Drexel Peer Counseling is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline available to all graduate students, including part-time and online students. It is staffed by volunteer students who help to provide support, referrals and a listening ear to all students. This is NOT a hotline for crisis intervention, but rather a helpline to freely discuss troublesome topics. Click on the link to visit the website and view some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
7 Cups is a free 24/7 peer-to-peer anonymous online chat function that connects its users with caring listeners who help provide emotional support for non-crisis issues, along with other functions such as guides on maintaining mental wellness. To access 7 Cups, visit 7 Cups website and submit the Drexel-specific password "dragons" to enter. 7 Cups is available to all graduate students, including part-time and online students.
Free Online Mental Health Screening
The Counseling Center participates in the Screening for Mental Health program, a national initiative which can be accessed by students who may have questions about whether or not their current concerns may warrant additional help. This online screening is free, anonymous and quick. It is provided so that you may find out - in a few minutes - whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. Screening is available to all graduate students, including part-time and online students.
Please visit mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/DREXEL for more information and to take a free, anonymous screening.
Click here to find presentations and handouts on a variety of mental health topics and links to additional information online. This resource is available to all graduate students, including part-time and online students.
Student Health Center
The Drexel Student Health Center offers comprehensive health services to support the academic and social well-being of all students. The Student Health Center is available to all graduate students, including full-time, part-time and online students, who are enrolled in classes for the current quarter in which services are needed. Visit the website for information on how to schedule an appointment.
Students who have the Drexel Student Health Insurance Plan will not have any out-of-pocket charges for provider services when they’re seen at the Student Health Center. In general, lab work, specialty referrals, etc. will be covered as usual by their health insurance.
ComPsych® GuidanceResources® Program
The GuidanceResources® program, which is available to all graduate students, including part-time and online students, offers 24/7 confidential support, resources and information on a variety of work-life topics, including:
• Confidential Emotional Support
• Personal Health, Wellness & Relationship Support
• Personal & Professional Development Resources
• Travel & Cultural Assimilation Guidance
• Legal Guidance
• Financial Resources
How do I access GuidanceResources®?
This toll-free number gives you direct, confidential 24/7 access to a GuidanceConsultant℠, who will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a counselor or other resources.
Go Online: https://www.guidanceresources.com/
Download the App: GuidanceResources® Now
User name = LFGsupport
Password = LFGsupport1
Log on today to connect directly with a GuidanceConsultant℠ about your issue or to consult articles, podcasts, videos, on-demand trainings, and other helpful tools.
Some matters are best resolved by meeting with a professional in person. In-person help for short-term issues is also available for up to five sessions with a counselor per person, per issue, per year.
Click to Download a Resource Guide [PDF]
Visit the Recreational Athletics website for additional health and wellness resources, including recreational facilities, programs and services which are available to those with membership.
The Health, Fitness & Wellness Office, located on the 3rd floor of the Recreation Center at 33rd & Market Streets. is committed to helping students develop a balanced lifestyle that includes an emphasis on the body, mind, and spirit. Visit the website for more information.
Additional Resources for All Graduate Students
Office of Equality and Diversity
Office of the Ombuds
The Ombuds impartially seeks to assist any member of the University community who is involved in a dispute and believes an informal dispute resolution process might be helpful.
Campus Safety & Security
Upon request, Public Safety security officers provide walking escorts for Drexel students, faculty and professional staff within our patrol boundaries.
For more information about Drexel safety and security, visit the Public Safety website.
Graduate College Resources
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