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Well-Being Resources

Guided by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards for accreditation, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) community is committed to promoting and facilitating student well-being and adjustment to the intellectual, physical, and emotional challenges of medical school.

Medical school is an exciting time, but also can be stressful and having access to various kinds of support is vital.  Information about support services includes:  student health services, counseling, disability resources, and health insurance. 

Additionally, electives, lunch sessions, and student groups all contribute to building and promoting healthy living.  For example, students, along with LKSOM staff have organized pet therapy sessions for study breaks.

General Information:

Student Health Services (Health Sciences Campus)


Dorrit Sterner, MD

Phone: 215-707-4088

Basic health care for students is provided through the Student Health Services office at Temple University Health Sciences Center. The service is designed to offer students easily accessible care at low costs. Routine appointments and same-day care is available. Referrals for specialty care are made through Temple University General Internal Medicine.

Mental Health Services

Center for Professional Development

Confidential behavioral health services provided including: Psychiatry, Educational assessments, Psychotherapy, Substance Use assessments, Mindfulness training, Psychological Assessments, Bio/Neurofeedback. Services are provided free of charge.

Philadelphia campus:

Dr. William J. Heran, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Director, Psychotherapist
Phone: 215-915-5078

Janet Castellini, MSS, LCSW
Phone: 609-504-2522

Ryan Connelly, MS, MD
Phone: 267-332-8114

Jerome F. Knast, PhD
Educational Psychologist
Phone: 215-915-5078

Affiliate campuses:

Thomas Vallella, PsyD (St. Luke's Regional Campus)
Clinical Psychologist
Phone: 610-434-2431

Michael Carr, LPC (Geisinger Campus)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Phone: 570-441-5422

Tuttleman Counseling Services

2nd floor of 1700 N. Broad Street, Temple University Main Campus

Phone: 215-204-7276

Students may make appointments to see physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (215-707-3007) and the Department of Psychiatry (215-707-3364) directly or through Student Health Services. Remember to identify yourself as a medical student if you call a department directly.

Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (S.A.C.E.)

Support group for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Phone: 215-204-7272

Disability Resources & Services

Phone: 215-204-1280

Wellness Resource Center

The Wellness Resource Center is an on-campus office staffed by health professionals and peer health educators who are committed to providing comprehensive wellness education, resources, and prevention services to Temple University students. This office is located on the main campus; however, there are a wealth of resources available via their website.

IBX Stress Management Module (25 minutes)