STAR Health & Clinics

The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences has a much different idea for the future of healthcare and, to showcase it, launched STAR Health, which features comprehensive health clinics that are open to the public.

STAR Health uses research and education to take health care in a new direction. Major health and prevention services include: primary care, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, care coordination, nutrition counseling, exercise counseling and health coaching — all under one roof.

Nurse Managed Primary Care Center


Our team of board-certified family and adult nurse practitioners provide comprehensive, holistic primary healthcare services, including:

  • Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries (including management of Worker’s Compensation claims)
  • Management of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Prevention, health promotion and wellness services
  • Primary care
  • Women’s healthcare
  • Dietary counseling
  • Laboratory services
  • Parkinson’s Disease Clinic & Telehealth hybrid model
  • Occupational medicine evaluations
  • Medical clearance for research participants

Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic


Our staff are certified specialists in the areas of sports, orthopedics, geriatric, and neurologic PT.

Treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries
  • Spine (neck and back pain)
  • ACL rehab
  • Post-surgical care
  • Hip, knee, foot, ankle
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand
  • Ergonomic and work-related injuries
  • Concussions
  • Patellofemoral pain
Treatment of neurologic conditions and for older adults
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson disease BIG therapy
  • Dizziness/vertigo, vestibular
  • Balance/falls
  • Concussions
  • Total joint replacement
  • Arthritis pain
  • Spine (neck and back pain)
  • Other neurologic conditions

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic


The clinic evaluates and treats children and adults having communication disorders. Children and adults diagnosed with speech, language, or hearing impairments may receive individual or small group treatment services. Communication disorders include:

  • Articulation
  • Voice
  • Apraxia
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive-communication
  • Verbal
  • Written language
  • Swallowing

“The staff treat each patient as an individual and create treatment plans specific to that person rather than use generalized plans for standard injuries including giving the patient input into what treatments might be most beneficial. They show genuine interest in helping the patient recover and even follow up afterwards to make sure the patient is still making progress.”

— PT Clinic patient

STAR Health at UD