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.
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.
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.edu to 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.