Rutgers University Health Services, located on the first floor of Blumenthal Hall at 249 University Avenue on the Newark campus, provides comprehensive ambulatory health care and education for all full-time students and for those part-time students who have paid the student health service and insurance fee.
The health center is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, mental health counselors, health educators, a registered dietician, and other professional staff. A wide range of services is provided, including general primary care, gynecology, health education, alcohol and other drug counseling, mental health services, immunizations, allergy desensitizations, laboratory tests, physical examinations, and referrals to other providers. Surgical and critical medical conditions are referred to the student`s personal physician, the proper specialist, or an outside hospital for treatment. The health center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Thursday, and Friday and to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The center can be reached at 973/353-5231. Appointments are encouraged to reduce waiting time.
The health center pharmacy, located on the premises, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Thursday, and Friday and to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The pharmacy can be contacted at 973/353-5201.
The Nurseline is available for consultation when the health center is closed at 866/221-9674.
Students are urged to use the health center for medical treatment, health education, nutrition counseling, and preventative medicine. Services are rendered confidentially. Some health services rendered by outside consultants and facilities are the financial responsibility of the student.
Rutgers University Health Services is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for meeting national standards of ambulatory health care delivery.