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  School of Social Work 2005-2007 Student Life and Services Rutgers University Health Services–New Brunswick/Piscataway  

Rutgers University Health Services-New Brunswick/Piscataway

Rutgers University Health Services (RUHS)-New Brunswick/Piscataway provides comprehensive ambulatory health care and education for all full-time students and those part-time students who have paid the student health service and insurance fees.

During the fall and spring terms, three health centers provide services for students in the New Brunswick/ Piscataway area. The Busch-Livingston Health Center, located at Hospital Road and Avenue E on the Livingston campus, is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Hurtado Health Center, located at 11 Bishop Place on the College Avenue campus, is open seven days a week when classes are in session during the academic year (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). The Willets Health Center, located on Suydam Street on the Douglass campus, is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Hurtado Health Center operates year-round. In the summer and during breaks, it is open Monday through Friday only, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Health centers are staffed by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, counselors, and educators. Services provided include treatment of acute illnesses, minor trauma, women`s health care, routine maintenance and physicals, chronic illness care, immunizations, alcohol and drug counseling, mental health services, allergy injections, and laboratory services. Additional fees are charged for a limited number of services. Surgical and critical medical conditions are referred to the student`s personal physician, the proper specialist, or an outside hospital for treatment.

RUHS-New Brunswick/Piscataway provides health education, leadership, and training experiences to help students build skills, learn about themselves and others, and take action to enhance community health, both on and off campus. Staff and students organize group education experiences to address issues of general community health maintenance, sexual health and relationships, drinking and drugging, managing stress and anger, nutrition and eating, and managing one's environment. Many student opportunities exist for advocacy, assessment, mini grant review and funding; courses for academic credit, internships, and independent study; SHADES improvisational theater; part-time volunteer experience; community service; and job experience. Seminars, workshops, and exhibits are often conducted by skilled student advocates. Consult http://health.rutgers.eduto learn more about program offerings.

Pharmacy services are located at each health center and are open during the following hours in the fall and spring terms: Busch-Livingston Pharmacy, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Rutgers Pharmacy (Hurtado), Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Willets pharmacy services are available, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m., where prescriptions are filled within 24 to 48 hours. Please note that there is a limited supply of medication available for acute illness. The Rutgers Pharmacy (Hurtado) operates year-round. In the summer and during breaks, it is open Monday through Friday only, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Rutgers University Health Services is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for meeting national standards of ambulatory health care delivery.


 
For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or colhenry@rci.rutgers.edu.
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