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Student Health Services

Wellness Promotion Resources

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Student Health Services

Commonwealth Hall, Ground Floor

Mailing Address:
Student Health Services
715 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2509
Fax: 610-436-3148
Email: SHS does not use email for sharing confidential information. Do not email provider's directly.
Use this email for general questions only. Call 610-436-2509 with specific questions.

Wellness Promotion Resources

*Indicates University Website

Alcohal, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

General Health and Wellness

  • A-Z topics at The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides a collection of information on over 1,600 health topics.
  • Changing Health Habits: is dedicated to helping you achieve your behavior change goals, whether you're interested in stopping a behavior or beginning a healthy lifestyle.
  • Emergency Preparedness*: Information on setting up a student emergency plan, tips to prepare for possible emergencies, a link to Public Safety's preparedness page, and a link to the WCU campus alert system.
  • Travel Health*: Find out if your next vacation will require immunizations or medications before you travel.
  • Symptom Checker: The Mayo Clinic provides this symptom checker for users. Use this guide to discover the most common causes of the most common symptoms.

LGBTQA Resources

  • LGBTQA Campus Services*: Information, resources, and support for programming are available to members of the university and the community.
  • Mazzoni Center: Philadelphia's LGBT health care & wellness center.

Mental Health

  • Counseling Center*: Information on individual counseling, group counseling, and psychiatric services on campus.
  • Half of Us: Learn about the warning signs of depression, find help on your campus, and connect with others.
  • ULifeline: ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center for information on mental health and suicide prevention.

Nutrition, Food Allergies, and Disordered Eating

Physical Activity and Recreation

  • Campus Recreation*: Find out about campus intramural sports, sports clubs, open recreation facilities, special sporting events, and outdoor adventures.
  • WCU Group Fitness/Aerobics*: The semester group fitness schedule at the Sykes Fitness Center. You can take as many classes a week as you want for only $20 per semester or $35 for the year.
  • Gordon Natural Area: Located around South Campus, the Gordon Natural Area provides a break from campus life without ever leaving campus. Walk around Gordon alone or on a guided tour, or cross the road to the Golden Ram Recreational Trail!
  • West Chester Borough Parks: Learn about the Parks and Recreation Department including upcoming events, parks, and more.
  • East Bradford Township Parks and Trails: Feel like going outside the borough for recreation and trails? East Bradford is just beyond the Borough of West Chester with plenty of recreation opportunities.
  • Chester County Parks: With 4600 acres of public park land, Chester County has a park located near you. Want more options? Be sure to look at State Parks. Bike rental is available at Valley Forge National Park.
  • Chester County and Regional Trails: Information on walking and biking trails throughout the county, region, and beyond.

Sexual Health

  • Sex, etc for Teens: Information about sexual health, including topics on: Male and Female Health, Love and Relationships, Birth Control, Relationships, STIs, and more.
  • Sexual Health*: Information on sexual health, STIs, how to get tested, how to protect yourself, and more.

Stress and Time Management

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