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Health & Wellness

Your health and wellness are extremely important to us. We are committed to making sure you have the resources to stay healthy and well, both physically and mentally, during your time here.

The Wellness Center

COVID-19 Update for Fall 2021

Will I have access to the Wellness Center?


Guidelines from the Nurses: 

Yes. The Wellness Center is running by appointment only. Please call 610-282-1100 ext. 1776 to make an appointment. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible during our normal hours of operation. More information on our hours can be found under MyDSU.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

If you have any questions or inquiries for the Health Center please email Tammy Lippincott at

COVID-19 Inquiries:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call 610-282-1100 ext. 1776. Symptoms include, but not limited to, fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath, congestion, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, nausea/vomiting.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please call 610-282-1100 ext. 1776.
  • If you are uncertain about your symptoms or whether you have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, please call 610-282-1100 ext. 1776.
  • If you are fully vaccinated and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please wear a mask indoors and outdoors and monitor for any symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms appear, please call 610-282-1100 ext. 1776.
  • If you are calling after 4 p.m., or on the weekend, please call 610-282-1002 (police dispatch) and your information will be passed on to a member of the COVID team.
  • Please continue to wash your hands, wear a mask, and socially distance.


Guidelines from the Counselors: 

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or your local crisis intervention hotline.

We understand that this is may be a stressful and anxiety-producing time for students for so many different reasons. The Counseling Center is available to speak with any students (you do not need to be an already existing counseling center client) remotely via telephone or Zoom. Any student (undergraduate or graduate) who has an interest in setting up a session, please click on the “set up a remote consultation” box below. 


During this closure we also highly encourage students to access mental health services available at home.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @DSUWellnessCenter and don't forget to check out our link in the bio. 

In the meantime, here is a list of tools/resources for you to use to support your mental health and wellbeing: 

Tools & Support during the COVID-19 Crisis

The Counseling Center

Classes, work, life — college isn't always easy and can sometimes be overwhelming. If you find yourself in times of confusion, worry, or concern, the DeSales Counseling Center offers highly qualified and trained individuals to help you sort through the rough stuff. Counseling services are offered at no cost to any full-time student.
The Wellness Center

The Health Center

At DeSales you'll find the highest quality nursing and medical care and resources to learn about healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. It is always a confidential, caring, and supportive place to get expert advice and care through the Christian humanist philosophy of enhancing the well-being of the whole person.

PACE - Peers Advising Counseling Educating

PACE is a small group of students who provide peer education programs that focus on alcohol, tobacco, violence, sexual health and safety, and justice issues. PACE mentors are specially trained and certified through the BACCHUS initiatives of NASPA, an international association of college and university-based peer education programs.
DeSales PACE

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