Health & Wellness


Student Services works to ensure all students have the health care and emotional support they need to meet the demands of their lives and their studies at PAFA.

Medical Care

Jefferson Family Medical Associates
833 Chestnut East
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Jefferson Family Medical Associates (JFMA) provides PAFA students with a variety of basic medical services free of charge, including:

• General primary care for acute and chronic medical problems
• Emergency care during hours when JFMA offices are open
• Family planning and contraceptive counseling
• Sexually transmitted disease counseling
• Allergy shots (students must provide allergy serum)

The costs of specialists, X-rays, laboratory work, ambulance service, and emergency room visits are not covered. Contact Jefferson Family Medical Associates directly to make an appointment or speak to a nurse at 215-955-7190.

For a guide outlining the medical services for current students see PDF iconPAFA goes to the doctor.

Student Counseling Program

Penn Behavioral Health
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
1-888-321-4433, press 2 at the prompt

The Student Counseling Program, an off-campus service led by Penn Behavioral Health, is designed to help students effectively manage life challenges. The network of trained professionals in the program is always available to help students evaluate problems, provide appropriate counseling and assist in finding resources to resolve their issues. 

The program is completely confidential and is available to all students.

Free of Charge
PAFA assumes the full cost for the first eight visits to this service.

How to Start
To use the program, call Penn Behavioral Health at 888-321-4433 or visit the Student Services Office for assistance.


PAFA’s university-sponsored Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. Health insurance allows students to take the greatest advantage of health and counseling services through PAFA's partner providers at Jefferson Family Medicine Associates and Penn Behavioral Health.

To enroll, submit a waiver, or get more information about the coverage including costs, benefits, exclusions, reductions, and limitations, and terms, visit