Health & Wellness
Health Promotion Services (HPS) provides services that promote an optimal state of health, encourage better health awareness, and foster a vibrant and safe campus community for our students.
Cura personalis — care of the whole person — is a Jesuit tradition that inspires our proactive and compassionate approach. We believe that your physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, and spiritual health are integral to your success as a USF student.
Student Health Services
HPS staff work closely with Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) to provide you with comprehensive primary health care services and appropriate specialty service referrals.
Regardless of your health insurance carrier, you can come to HPS (University Center, fifth floor) to discuss your health bills and claims and have HPS staff advocate on your behalf to lower your medical bills.
We regularly schedule immunization clinics on campus (MMR, flu, TB test) free of charge to students who have the USF-endorsed health insurance plan.
All students need to submit their immunization records through Med+Proctor.
The Breathe Easy USF Tobacco-Free Initiative offers free one-on-one stop smoking sessions with a certified facilitator, and free nicotine replacement aids, such as Nicorette gum or lozenges, to help you quit tobacco. We also host a variety of events to educate students about the negative effects of tobacco and vaping on our health.
Throughout the year, HPS hosts a variety of health events to help you to take personal control over your health and understand how your behavior impacts yourself and others in the community. Our events explore topics like:
Create Art & Craft Friendships
Offered every semester, the Create Art & Craft Friendships program is a free, weekly one-hour arts and crafts workshop for students. Students can use the hour to "interweave" with other students and join a close-knit community.
The Wellness Matters program is made up of Wellness Check, Wellness Coaching, and Random Acts of Wellness Tables, which will help strengthen your psychological (emotional), physical, intellectual, environmental, social, financial, and spiritual wellness.
This video-based online training program will educate you about drugs, alcohol, and sexual violence prevention to help create a safer USF community.
Our dietetic technician, registered (DTR) will help you get on track to healthy eating, maintaining a positive body image, and finding available community resources.
Peer Educator Program
Are you interested in public health, nursing, or allied health professions? We have a number of opportunities to get involved on campus as peer educators. As a peer educator, you will act as credible, non-judgmental resources that can positively influence the behaviors of your peers.
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