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Physical Wellness

Nourishing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Maintaining physical wellness and self-care is paramount for college students’ academic success. The College provides several wellness activities, including exercise classes led by certified instructors, healthy eating challenges, and flu vaccinations at no cost to students. These programs specifically address being active and staying healthy. 


Yoga with Professor Stuart
Join this introductory yoga class on Zoom to learn the basic poses, discover your inner strength, and find a productive and healthy way to deal with stress. Have lots of fun along the way while doing something good for yourself. This class is taught by Prof. Deborah Stuart, an adjunct English professor at MC. Wednesdays for four weeks. Prof. Stuart is teaching TWO 4 week sessions this semester!. So, mark them on your calendar. No need to register.  Just click the Zoom linknew window to attend.

  • September 13 to October 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • October 18 to November 8, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Health Fair on the TPSS campus
In partnership with American Diversity Group and Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America (APPNA) DMV Chapter, this event is open to the entire community. You do not want to miss this amazing opportunity at the TPSS campus to connect with physicians and other healthcare professionals for various screenings at NO COST to you! This is a 2-day event.  
Mark your calendar for 

  • Thursday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -  show up for various screenings after you registernew window 
  • Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - follow up with a physician to go over your screening results, in addition eye screenings and dental screenings will occur on this day.

STI/HIV Clinic: TPSS Onsite Screening
This clinic is established with a partnership with Montgomery County Public Health Services to address the need for accessible STI and HIV screenings for improved health of MC students.  This is an opportunity for education, support, and access to additional resources.  The screenings will happen every week on the TPSS campus as a walk-in service on a first-come, first-served basis beginning October 11.

  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. in ST 306 on the TPSS campus: starting Wednesday, October 11
    • each week at this time and place unless otherwise noted
Community Resources

Black Physicians and Healthcare Networknew window
(240) 802-6290
Services: Connection to culturally appropriate medical and mental health care for the Black diaspora

Catholic Charities Dental Clinicsnew window
(301) 933-0868 x928 and x929
Services: Preventative Care, Restorative, Oral Surgery, and Emergency Care

Catholic Charities Medical Clinicsnew window
(301) 434-8985
Services: Primary Care, Chronic Care, Diabetes Focus Groups, Medication Assistance, Cancer Screenings

Community Clinic, window
(866) 877-7258
Services: Primary Care, Dental, Refugee Health, Discount Drug Program, Family Planning, HIV and Infectious Disease Care, WIC, Prenatal Care

Holy Cross Health Center Silver Springnew window
(301) 557-1940 for Aspen Hill, Silver Spring, and Gaithersburg
(301) 557-2140 for Germantown
Services: Physical Exams, Lab Work, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Management, Pharmacy

Maryland Health Connectionnew window
Services: Enroll in private insurance or Medicaid program in Maryland

Mary’s Centernew window
(844) 796-2797
Services: Primary Care, Women’s Health, Sexual Health, Infectious Disease, LGBTQIA+ Health, Nutrition Counseling

MobileMednew window
(301) 493-2400 
Services: Primary Care, Endocrine, Heart, and Gynecological Clinics, Podiatry and Optometry Clinics for Diabetic patients

Montgomery Caresnew window
(240) 777-0311
Services: Connection to community-based medical and dental providers for uninsured Montgomery County residents

Montgomery County Breast and Cervical Cancer Screeningsnew window
(240) 777-1750
Services: Breast and cervical cancer screenings for low-income, uninsured Montgomery County residents

Montgomery County Colorectal Cancer Screeningsnew window
(240) 777-1222
Services: Colorectal cancer screening and care coordination for further treatment 

Montgomery County Dental Servicesnew window
(240) 777-1875

Montgomery County HIV/STI Testing, Treatment, and Preventionnew window
(240) 777-1760
Services: HIV and STI Testing and Treatment, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), POP (post-exposure prophylaxis)

Montgomery County Stop Smokingnew window
Maryland Tobacco Quitline 1 (800) 784-8669

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DCnew window
(301) 208-1300
Services: Women’s Health Care, Men’s Health Care, Birth Control, Abortion, Cancer Screenings, HIV Care, STI Testing and Care, Transgender Hormone Therapy

Prevention of Blindness Society of Washington, DCnew window
(202) 234-1010
Services: Affordable eyeglasses clinic, Glaucoma and vision screening

Learn More About Physical Health
  • Maintaining your Physical Health is more than just staying active and eating healthy.  It’s important to check in with your primary care physician, be screened regularly for things like diabetes, high cholesterol, and different types of cancer or HIV, especially if you’re at high risk through genetics or individual behavior. 
  • Get Activenew window: How to start a physical activity plan at any age or fitness level,
  • Intuitive Eatingnew window: The 10 principles of Intuitive Eating, reject what diet culture tells us about how we “should” eat and instead respect your body.
  • About Chronic Diseasenew window: Learn more about some of the most prevalent chronic diseases faced in the US and risk factors you or a loved one might have.
  • The Importance of Having a Primary Care Doctornew window: Learn more about what a primary care physician does and how they can help you maintain your health.