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Student Health Services

The mission of the University of Delaware Student Health Service (SHS) is to provide students with quality primary health care and education about healthy lifestyles.

The SHS 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 well-being of University of Delaware students. Most of the medical, mental health, and health education services provided by the SHS and the Center for Counseling and Student Development are paid for by the semester or winter session health fee. This includes outpatient walk-in visits and appointments, some routine laboratory work, immunization service visits, minor surgery and related non-operative orthopedics, inpatient (bed patient) care, gynecology services, psychiatric/counseling services, substance abuse counseling services, limited on campus medical transport services, and health education programs.

All students must provide immunization and medical history forms upon matriculation. In addition, all students must meets the Delaware State Board of Health mandates that all graduate students with a birth date after January 1, 1957, must be immunized for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); evidence of a PPD (Mantoux Tuberculosis Screening Test within 6 months prior to the beginning of enrollment; and proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease unless granted a waiver. Student health services and forms can be found in the Secure Student Health Portal.


Emergency Numbers

Police, Fire, Ambulance – 911

Medical Emergencies

UDEL Student Health Service – Laurel Hall, Newark DE 19716

  • UD Emergency Care Unit: (302) 831-1203
  • UD Operator: (302) 831-2226

Psychological Emergencies

  • Regular Hours, Center for Counseling and Student Development: (302) 831-2141
  • Evenings and Weekends: (302) 831-2226
  • Psychiatric Mobile Crisis Unit (New Castle County): (302) 577-2484

Public Safety

  • Non-emergency police and general information: (302) 831-2222
  • Lost and Found: (302) 831-2222
  • Messenger services, non-emergency medical transports, bank deliveries: (302) 831-2224
  • Parking and Traffic: (302) 831-1184
  • Public Safety administration: (302) 831-2478
  • Security services and special events: (302) 831-2682
  • Criminal investigations and billing inquiries: (302) 831-2683
  • Public Safety Victim Services: (302) 831-2222
  • Laurel Hall – S.O.S. (Sexual Offense Support): (302) 831-2226
  • Center for Counseling/Student Development: (302) 831-2141
  • Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: (302) 831-2414
  • Office of Women’s Affairs: (302) 831-8063
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Information Line: (302) 831-4114

Alcoholics Anonymous Central

  • Northern Delaware: (302) 655-5113 HOTLINE –
  • Central Delaware: (302) 736-1567 HOTLINE –
  • Southern Delaware: (302) 856-6452 HOTLINE –

Delaware Legal Link

  • (800) 773-0606 Toll Free
  • (302) 478-8850

CONTACT Helpline – Delaware’s 24-Hour Crisis and Rape Helpline Services

  • Program Helpline: (302) 761-9100
  • Deaf Helpline: (302) 761-9700

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

  • (800) 656-HOPE HOTLINE

State of Delaware Emergency Preparedness Helpline

  • (877) SAY-DEMA

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