Health & Wellness
Temple is dedicated to providing access to high quality, low cost healthcare to our neighbors. Through community partnerships, Temple’s medical institutions serve thousands of patients each year across the city of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Temple Family and Community Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine maintains a clinical practice on the Temple University Health Sciences Campus and participates in clinical and educational research. Additionally, the department is involved in a number of community outreach programs throughout the North Philadelphia area.
The Kornberg School of Dentistry
Temple’s dental school is home to the busiest dental clinic in the city of Philadelphia, serving approximately 100,000 patients annually. Additionally, the school of Dentistry’s Students and faculty spend more than 13,000 hours a year in the community, offering free screenings at schools and churches and holding and attending neighborhood health fairs. For information about appointments, see the Kornberg School of Dentistry’s website.
The School of Podiatric Medicine
Through the Foot and Ankles Institute, the School of Podiatric Medicine conducts community education and outreach promoting foot care for patients with diabetes. The goal is to increase overall health and wellness and reduce foot-related complications that can result from diabetes.
College of Public Health: Community Health Services
The College of Public Health operates numerous community outreach and education programs that improve the health and wellbeing of our neighbors. These include programs in the college’s nursing, physical therapy, and communication sciences and disorders departments, and in its Center for Obesity Research and Education and Center for Social Policy and Community Development.