The Student Health Center (SHC) Is Your Home for Wellness

From preventive care to specialists and counseling, the SHC is the first stop for student health care

 

Need expert medical care, a prescription refill, or the support of a counselor? You’ll find a bounty of services, all under one roof, at the Student Health Center (SHC). What’s more, SHC services are available to all enrolled students in a degree-granting program, regardless of their insurance. In fact, many services are either free or steeply reduced for NYU students.

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The First Stop for Everyday Care

For primary medical care, the Student Health Center has a team of board-certified physicians and nurses. The simple scheduling process makes it easy to stay on top of preventive care, such as eye exams and annual physicals. You can also get the annual flu shot and other vaccinations, including ones needed for travel. Beyond preventive care, you can seek diagnosis and treatment from a range of on-site specialists. In-house specialty services include sports medicine, dermatology, and gastroenterology. What’s more, the on-site pharmacy can fill prescriptions, including those from outside medical providers. And if you need a referral, you’ll find a good one; NYU’s renowned Langone Health has a powerful network of doctors and hospitals that are within an easy commute from campus.

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Individualized Attention for Your Needs

The Student Health Center is committed to providing respectful care to every student. Therefore, its services are accessible to trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming students. They also partner with the Moses Center for Student Accessibility to ensure students with disabilities have access to accommodations and support. And when it comes to reproductive and sexual health needs, the SHC provides confidential information, examinations, and treatments. Students can even take advantage of the “Ask the Sexpert” service—a confidential Q&A forum—as well as free menstrual hygiene and safer sex supplies.

 

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Mental Health Is a Top Priority

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and you can visit the SHC for counseling and wellness services if you’re dealing with stress or any mental health concerns. If you need to talk to someone right away, you can access the Wellness Exchange, a 24/7 hotline, from anywhere in the world. There, you’ll connect with a certified counselor on the phone—or via chat if you’re using the secure Wellness Exchange app. And no problem is too big or too small. Additionally, there are many special workshops and programs that address topics such as trauma, anxiety, and stress.

Thanks to these high-quality services, the SHC is among the top university health centers in the country. Although some services have been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most are still offered virtually, with in-person follow-up appointments available as needed. And no matter what, the dedicated staff at the Student Health Center are committed to helping NYU students feel supported and healthy so they can make the most of their time at NYU.