It can be easy to let your health fall to the wayside when you start college and the staff in the area of Health and Wellness are determined to change that. We provide services that support the development of a well-rounded and healthy student.

Health Insurance

The Johns Hopkins University requires all full-time students to carry comprehensive health insurance and offers a student health insurance plan administered by Consolidated Health Plans as the standard for adequate health insurance coverage. For details, go to  Consideration of the university’s health plan requires your careful attention, so we are sending you more detailed information about it via email. Note that charges for the school’s insurance will appear on your initial fall bill. For additional questions, please contact the Peabody Business Office.

Student Health & Wellness Center(SHWC)

All full-time, Peabody students can receive their primary health services from the Johns Hopkins University Student Health and Wellness Center.  The Student Health and Wellness Center provides high quality, confidential healthcare to enrolled students of the Homewood and Peabody campus communities with a staff of board certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, and others licensed professionals.The clinic is located on the perimeter of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus at 1 E 31st St, Suite N200.  Enter the SHWC through the main door located on 31st Street. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 410-516-8270 or through this online portal. They offer a broad range of primary care services including illness & injury, routine gynecologic care, and travel consultation and immunizations.

There is always a medical consultant on call for after-hours non-life threatening medical concerns or health problems. Call 410-516-8270 anytime the SHWC is closed. For medical emergencies, call 911 if off-campus or Peabody Campus Security at 410-234-4600 if on-campus to request an ambulance. Either is correct, but Security can assist Baltimore City Emergency Personnel with finding your location campus location.

Hours during Academic Year

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
(closed 11 am- 1 pm on Wednesday)
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Summer, Homewood Intersession & Spring Break Hours:

Monday & Friday: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
(closed 12 pm – 1 pm each day)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Services for Performance-Related Disorders

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists on Peabody’s campus offers specialized services for performance-related musculoskeletal disorders including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hand therapy. Students can have an advisement session and verify that their insurance is accepted by visiting the JHRN Clinic for Performing Artists.

Counseling Services

Peabody subscribes to The Johns Hopkins University Counseling and Student Development Center on the Homewood Campus (410-516-8278). Peabody students may make use of this service by visiting the Homewood Campus. For a complete description of this service visit:

After-hours emergencies should be directed to 410-516-8278.

Center for Health Empowerment & Well-being (CHEW)

CHEW is the health promotion arm of the Student Health and Wellness Center.  The focus of CHEW is two-fold: supporting individual students in their goals for healthy behavior change while cultivating a healthy environment in which individuals will be more likely to be successful.

CHEW’s vision is to create and sustain a learning environment where healthy behaviors are an integral component to academic and individual success. CHEW proactively responds to the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population, with an emphasis on prevention, risk reduction, and overall wellness practices.

For more information, please visit the CHEW website: 

The office can also be contacted at 410-516-8396 or by e-mail.

For more information about other wellness initiatives, visit