All full-time students can receive medical services at the Rutgers
Student Health Service, located in Room 104 of Blumenthal Hall at 249
University Avenue on the Newark campus. Part-time students can become
eligible by paying the basic health insurance program fee to the Office
of Student Health Service in Newark or to the Office of Student Health
Insurance, Hurtado Health Center, Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey, 11 Bishop Place,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1180.
The health center is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners,
registered nurses, health educators, and other professionals. It
provides a wide range of services, including general primary care,
gynecology, health education, alcohol and other drug counseling, mental
health services, immunizations, treatment to reduce the effect of
allergies, 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.
Students are urged to use the
health center for medical treatment, health education, and preventive
medicine. Services are rendered confidentially. Some health services
provided by outside consultants and facilities are the financial
responsibility of the student.
The health center is open from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To reduce waiting time,
students should schedule appointments. The phone number is
973/353-5231, ext. 2.
The Newark Health Center Pharmacy,
located in Room 104, Blumenthal Hall, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can phone in, drop off, fax,
or send their prescriptions by campus mail. The phone number is
973/353-5231, ext. 1. The pharmacy also carries over-the-counter
medications, vitamins, homeopathic medications, and many other medical
aids. Please visit http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/healthcenter for details.