Wellness Program

The Wellness Program at Ursinus is designed to encourage students to develop a life-long commitment to mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. The Wellness Center Staff, the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, and the Student Life Staff are all active in the Wellness Program.

Students are encouraged to come to the Wellness Center with any health/lifestyle questions. The Wellness Center is located at 789 Main Street, and is open from 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. every Monday through Friday when the semester is in session.

Students seeking medical treatment

  • For Emergencies: Call an ambulance - 911.
  • For Non-emergencies: Medical services may be obtained through the Wellness Center, 610-409-3100 or campus extension 3100, on weekdays, during normal business hours, by appointment only. During the Fall and Spring semesters, these services are offered by Dr. Paul Doghramji of Collegeville Family Practice. Dr. Doghramji and a Nurse Practitioner offer routine medical and gynecological services during scheduled appointments at the Wellness Center. Walk in appointments are available for students who are experiencing acute distress and acute injuries.

Dr. Doghramji is on call for Ursinus students at 484-300-2541.

Policies and Procedures

  • It is important that students use prescription medications only at the specific direction of a Physician or the Nurse Practitioner.
  • All hospital care and all medical tests are charged directly to the student by the provider.
  • All students are required to provide proof of health insurance and must complete the Online Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Form. An optional Student Accident and Sickness Insurance policy is available through the College. Information about the insurance available through the College may be obtained through the Wellness Center
  • Medical History Forms must be completed with up-to-date immunization records. Students who do not submit this information will not be permitted to register. The medical records from the Wellness Center will be kept for seven years beyond expected graduation date.

Students who become ill or have an accident must report this promptly to the Wellness Center, to Campus Safety, or to the Resident Advisor on duty in their residence hall. Students who leave college because of illness must report to the Wellness Center, the Resident Advisor on duty in their residence hall, and the Dean’s Office before leaving and again after returning to campus.

Students Seeking Psychological Treatment:

For Emergencies (during business hours on weekdays):

There is a designated, walk-in crisis hour from 3:00-4:00 pm on weekdays for students who feel they cannot wait for a regularly scheduled appointment to be seen. If a student is in acute distress, is not feeling safe, or is unable to wait until the 3:00 pm hour, please come directly to Wellness and tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need to see a therapist as soon as possible.

For Emergencies (after hours):

An on-call counselor is always available after hours. For acute crises that are imminently life-threatening call 911. Students, who have an emergency of a psychological nature, should go to the Emergency Room of the Pottstown Hospital for immediate evaluation and treatment.

For crises that are not imminently life-threatening, a student can access the counselor on-call by calling Campus Safety 610-409-3333, or contacting the on-call Assistant Director of Student Affairs.

For Non-emergencies:

Students interested in making an appointment to speak with a psychologist can call 610-409-3100, email wellness@ursinus.edu or stop by the Wellness Center to schedule in person on weekdays, during normal business hours, by appointment only. During the Fall and Spring semesters, these services are offered by Dr. Jessica Parrillo, Dr. Kristen English, Dr. Thomas Mack or one of our doctoral psychology trainees.

A variety of services are offered free of charge including: individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-educational outreach programs, consultations or referrals to off-campus mental health professionals.