Student Services

Health and Wellness

If you are a registered student at Temple University, Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) on main campus offers support for your mental health needs. Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) offers a wide range of counseling and educational services to students. TCS's goal is to provide a safe, non-threatening, informal, yet professional atmosphere where students will feel comfortable seeking counseling-related services for a wide varity of concerns.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit the website or call 215-204-7276.

Temple University's Student Health Services for the Health Sciences Campus is designed to provide accessible and routine medical care at low cost. Physician and nurse practitioner services are available by appointment. Referrals can be made for dermatology services, counseling, drug and alcohol services, health education and HIV testing at the Main Campus. Student Health Services at HSC provides low-cost immunizations and TB screening for dental students. There are additional fees for laboratory and diagnostic tests and medications.

Student Health Services at the Health Sciences Center campus is open Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Student Health Services can be reached at 215-707-4088.

Disability Resources and Services

Temple University is committed to the inclusion of students with a disability in all programs and services. The Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS) facilitates access and accommodations on an individualized basis and provides opportunities for students to grow and develop. We work to build a learning community where people with diverse abilities are valued and included in all facets of life at the university. For more information about DRS, visit their website.

Safety

The Department of Campus Safety Services officers are available to provide walking escorts upon request from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. by calling 8-Walk using a campus phone or 215-777-9255 using a cell phone.

Temple Police Location at Health Science Center Campus
Parkinson Pavilion
Broad and Tioga Streets
Contact: 215-204-1234
Website: www.temple.edu/safety

Housing

Because the School of Dentistry is located adjacent to subway and bus routes, and just one mile from US Route 1 with access to the entire Delaware Valley, students live in virtually every area of the city and suburbs. Housing costs are very reasonable when compared to other major northeastern cities. If you have questions about housing options, please contact the Office of Admissions, Diversity and Student Services. View our Apartment Guide.

Commuter Parking

Parking is available to students at the Carlisle West Garage or the Battersby Parking Area on a first-come, first served basis. Rates are payable in advance, in minimum four-month billing periods. Please visit the Temple Parking Services website at www.temple.edu/parking to purchase online semester parking, and to view parking area availability, fee information and parking registration procedures.

The Office of Parking Services is located on the first floor of the Carlisle West Garage, at Carlisle and Ontario Streets (vehicle entrance via 15th Street). The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A student must have a current, valid Temple University ID card and parking permit to access the parking areas. 

Student Medical Insurance

Temple University makes available, on a voluntary basis, group health insurance at a modest premium for its full-time students.  Please visit the Human Resources website at www.temple.edu/hr/students for plan options, monthly premium rates and open enrollment dates.  You may also contact the Human Resources Benefits Office at 215-926-2270 for additional information.

Students are urged to carry either this insurance or a comparable policy. Temple University Hospital requires such identification or an advance payment at the time of admission of private or semi-private patients.  Dental students are required to purchase accident insurance in a group policy, which includes coverage for needle stick injuries.  The accident insurance premium is included in the tuition.

International students with an F1 or J1 visa status must maintain health insurance while attending the University. Please visit the Human Resources website at http://www.temple.edu/hr/students/healthinsurance/international.htm for plan requirements, options, monthly premium rates and open enrollment dates.