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Physical Health Care


The University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services provides primary medical care for all Curtis students. The fee for the 2014-15 year is $1,050, which includes all primary-care visits. No insurance or co-pay required.  

For information about local specialists for musician-related injuries, or about the clinicians or routine clinical care at Penn Student Health Service contact associate dean, Laurel Grady.  

Penn Student Health Services

3535 Market Street, Suite 100
Appointments: (215) 746-3535


  • SEPTA #21 bus (36th and Walnut streets)
  • Evening shuttle service from 20th and Locust streets
  • Taxi (Only in case of medical emergency, present a dated receipt to associate dean of student and academic affairs, Dan McDougall, for reimbursement.)

Finding a doctor

Curtis encourages students to use the resources at Penn Student Health Service, which can help you locate a doctor or specialist. Students who obtain insurance coverage through Curtis should find a doctor in-network. Students who do not have insurance through Curtis can find a doctor through the University of Pennsylvania Health System or Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

Physical fitness

Curtis encourages students to enhance their general health and performance-related health by exercising routinely. Physical fitness particularly benefits musicians, who have prolonged rehearsals and performances. Develop lifelong exercise habits now to help reduce injury and improve your musical performance. Read “Student Health 101” online each month, and attend the health and wellness workshops presented by the Office of Student Services. Curtis reimburses students $125 per semester toward gym and health club fees; contact Dan McDougall, associate dean of student and academic affairs, for more information.