Health Services

The goal of Girard College Health Services is to ensure that every child is in optimal health and ready to learn. We achieve this by supporting their physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being.

Health Services

Our program provides:

  • 24-hour nursing coverage while students reside on campus, with a licensed RN as well as LPNs under the guidance of a Medical Director provided by duPont-Nemours Pediatrics.
  • A wide scope of medical services ranging from dispensing medication, ongoing assessments and basic first aid to responding to medical emergencies.
  • Physician available twice weekly to evaluate, treat and provide prescriptions if needed.
  • Separate male and female 7-bed wards to accommodate students requiring monitoring or overnight stays.
  • Current partnership with Temple Kornberg Dental Clinic to provide dental services to our students by request.


Wellness is an integral part of residential education and life. Girard College has developed our wellness policy in response to a growing concern about unhealthy weight and inactivity among American children – and among our own students.

It is the intent of the wellness policy to encourage sound and healthful choices in nutrition, athletics and activities by our students while they are young, so they may build a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. We also hope to involve students’ families in educating and encouraging their general health and wellness being – both at school and at home.


Healthy Eating

Nutrition is part of our students’ daily education. They learn about the value of eating fresh fruits and vegetables and the relationship between nutritious foods and increased performance.

Girard College participates in the following Federal School Nutrition Programs:

All Girard College students are also eligible for and encouraged to take advantage of the Summer Food Service Program.

Dining Services

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: 
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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