Health & Wellness
Health Promotion Services (HPS) provides student health services that promote an optimal state of health, stimulate better health awareness, and foster a vibrant and safe campus community for student success.
Cura personalis — care of the whole person — is a Jesuit tradition that inspires our proactive and compassionate approach to the physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, and spiritual health of all USF students.
Student Health Services
HPS staff work closely with Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) to provide USF students with comprehensive primary health care services and appropriate specialty service referral.
Regardless of their health insurance carriers, students can come to HPS (University Center, fifth floor) to discuss their health bills, claims, and have HPS staff advocate on their behalf to lower their medical bills.
We regularly schedule immunization clinics on campus (MMR, flu, hepatitis) free of charge to students who have the school-sponsored health insurance plan.
Think About It
This three-part, online training program is designed to educate students about drugs, alcohol, and sexual assault in order to create a safer USF community.
Our dietetic technician, registered (DTR) will assist you to get on track to healthy eating, maintain a positive body image, and find available community resources.
Stop Smoking Services
We offer free one-on-one stop smoking sessions with a certified facilitator, and free nicotine replacement aid, such as nicotine gum or lozenges, to help you quit smoking.
Peer Educator Program
Students who are interested in public health, nursing, and allied health professions have a number of opportunities to get involved on campus as peer educators. Peer educators act as credible, non-judgmental resources that can influence the behaviors of their peers.
Throughout the year, HPS hosts a variety of health events that prepare students to take personal control over their health and understanding how their behavior impacts themselves and others in the community. Our events explore issues like:
- Stress management
- Healthy relationships
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Health care
- Nutrition and body image
- Alcohol and other drugs
- Tobacco free
The Wellness Matters program is made up of the Wellness Check, Wellness Coaching, and Wellness Tables designed to strengthen your wellness in psychological (emotional), physical, intellectual, environmental, social, financial, and spiritual wellness.