Student Health Services (SHS) is located in Laurel Hall, a freestanding ambulatory care center on the main campus south Green area at the intersection of South College Avenue and East Park Place. This well-equipped facility provides medical treatment and office consultation space for a variety of outpatient services, as well as a 6 bed inpatient (bed patient) unit.
SHS receives more than 45,000 visits each year from University of Delaware students, and provides a full range of primary care, treatment, and referral services as well as related health education programs. All programs and services are aimed at maintaining the physical and emotional wellbeing of UD students.
Student Health Services
Laurel Hall, 282 The Green
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-8101
Main Number: 302-831-2226
Fax Number: 302-831-6407
Women’s Health Clinic: 302-831-8035
Sports Medicine Clinic (located in Bob Carpenter Center): 302-831-2482
Our mission is to provide students with quality primary health care and education about healthy lifestyles.
Hours of Operation
Student Health Services is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when residence halls are open. When the halls are closed, SHS is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click on “Schedule an Appointment Online” at the top of this site or call 302-831-2226 to make an appointment for Healthy HENS, the Medical Clinic, Men’s Health or Nutrition Services.
Some services, listed below, have specific hours and/or appointment instructions. All services except Sports Medicine and Lewes Campus Services are located in Laurel Hall at the base of the Green on the UD Newark campus.
Location: Laurel Hall 141
Hours: Weekdays except Wednesdays, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Location: Laurel Hall 133
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: Laurel Hall 141
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:45 p.m.
Location: Laurel Hall second floor
Hours: 24/7; closed during breaks and when residence halls are closed
Location: Laurel Hall 103-104
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lewes Campus Services
Location: Lewes Family Practice
Hours: By appointment
Medical Clinic / Outpatient Services
Location: Laurel Hall first floor
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Outpatient Nurse Consultation
Location: Laurel Hall
Hours: 24/7, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. during breaks and when residence halls are closed
Location: Bob Carpenter Center 140
August through May: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – noon and 1-6 p.m.
June and July: limited hours
NCAA athletes seen at Laurel Hall when Sports Medicine Clinic is closed
Location: Laurel Hall
Hours: By appointment on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m.
Location: Laurel Hall 232
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
June, July and August: hours vary
The Women’s Health Clinic is located on the second floor of Laurel Hall with a separate reception and waiting areas. Enter Laurel at the side door near the parking lot and use the elevator or stairs near that entrance. The waiting room has a self check-in computer which will require you to have your UD ID.
Location: Laurel Hall 126-127
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1-5 p.m.
University of Delaware Student Health Services is committed to the delivery of quality care, and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.
Read our full accreditation statement here.
Student Satisfaction Survey Results
In 2017-2018, 91.5% of SHS patients reported a high level of satisfaction with their care. Detailed results regarding confidentiality, physicians, appointments and more can be found on our SHS Satisfaction Survey Results, Spring 2018 [PDF].
SHS is staffed by practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses, technical and support staff — all well trained, fully licensed professionals. The practitioner staff are Board Certified or Board Eligible in specialty areas that include Adolescent Medicine, Family Practice, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics and Gynecology. The nurse staff includes nurse practitioners and ANA certified college health nurses.
SHS practitioners serve on the teaching faculty of the Christiana Care Health Services. The affiliation with the Christiana Care Health Services includes recognition of the Health Service as a primary teaching site for 2nd and 3rd year Resident practitioners in Family Practice, Pediatrics, and Medicine-Pediatrics as well as access to major group buying contracts and continuing education of SHS staff.
Your Electronic Medical Record begins with the immunization and medical history forms you complete as an incoming student. The EMR is password protected and and kept behind a firewall, accessible only by SHS staff when needed. Yours may contain SHS appointment information and associated questionnaires, as well as any secure messages between you and our staff regarding your health.
Health Fees and Eligibility
All full-time students are charged a Student Health Fee in the fall and spring semester, as well as winter session if enrolled in a class. The fee covers most service charges at Student Health Services, which also bills to insurance companies as an off-campus practice would. The fee also supports mental health services available to all students through our Center for Counseling and Student Development.
Those who are still current students but not presently enrolled can elect to pay a health fee in winter and summer sessions. Part-time students can also elect to pay a health fee in any semester or session, or pay per service.
Student Leadership Opportunities
The Student Health Advisory Comittee (SHAC) represents all University students and exists to provide input and assistance in the planning and evaluation of services, the preparation and review of the budget, and special projects of SHS. Additionally, SHAC members spread awareness about SHS services and how to access them. The group includes representatives from various student organizations and elected bodies, as well as interested students. SHS places great value on the work of the Council and encourages active student participation.
Contact the director of SHS at 302-831-3699 if you’re interested in participating in SHAC, or connect with the group on Student Central.
Informal peer educator roles are also available through our Healthy HENS program, which plans comprehensive campuswide programming on the topics of health, exercise, nutrition and sleep.