Only international students are enrolled in NYU student health insurance. All domestic high school students are required to maintain their own domestic health insurance. While ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS have access to comprehensive services at the Student Health Center (SHC) through appointment or walk-in services (all visits to SHC's Urgent Care area will incur a $10 fee), students should check with their own insurance provider to see if the NYU Student Health Center is included in their network and to determine which clinics and/or doctors in New York City are within network. If a student's domestic coverage does not include the NYU Student Health Center, students will be billed on an out-of-network basis.
Students should be sure their insurance coverage provides both mental health and general health benefits and covers both in-patient (hospital) as well as out-patient services. Even with insurance, students may pay out-of-pocket for some services then submit claim forms for reimbursement and should plan for both on-going and possible emergency costs to be paid out-of-pocket.
All students are required to bring a copy of their insurance card with them to the program and to carry it with them at all times in case of an emergency.
During the high school program, students will experience exciting opportunities that will enrich their lives and give them a better sense of themselves and the world around them. As with all new experiences, however, there are potential stressors as well. In some cases, students may need the support of medical and mental health professionals. Although spending time at NYU will, in many ways, be a new beginning, it is important that students continue any counseling or medical treatment while here (and continue to take any medication they may already be taking) to make sure they are feeling their best and can fully enjoy their experience.
It is important for you to arrange beforehand to have mental health or related services available here. NYU does not offer long-term psychotherapy or ongoing psychiatric services for students. Instead, students who need regular and frequent care are encouraged to get referrals to private mental health providers in the city. There may be a delay in making an appointment depending on availability, so it is best to start this process as early as possible. Also, students should make sure to have access to the prescription medications they may need, by either securing enough medication for the entire duration or plan for access to a local mental health professional who can write prescriptions.
Wellness Exchange is the key to accessing NYU's extensive health and mental health resources. A central feature common to all these services is a private, 24/7 hotline that puts students in touch with professionals who can help them address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns including medical issues, academic stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections and eating disorders. The Wellness Exchange is also available for students who just need to talk—for whatever reason. You can access the Wellness Exchange anytime at 212-443-9999 or at www.nyu.edu/999.
Wellness and Counseling Services at the Student Health Center (212 443-9999) provides counseling and emergency response. Students can speak with counselors in person (no appointment necessary –www.nyu.edu/999/counseling and 24/7 by phone (212) 443-9999 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Crisis Response Counselors are available to manage emergencies and oversee students’ care around the clock as well. Walk-in Hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Counseling Services (212-998-4780) provides free consultations, short-term psychotherapy, psychiatric services, group therapy, and outreach services. Though the Counseling Service does not provide long-term psycho-therapeutic or psychiatric services, they can provide referrals and help students utilize a variety of options in the community.
Moses Center for Student Accessibility
New York University is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for students with disabilities. It is the University’s policy that no qualified student with a disability be excluded from participating in any University program or activity, denied the benefits of any University program or activity, or otherwise subjected to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity. The Moses Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. CSA operates according to an “Independent Living Philosophy”, and strives in its policies and practices to empower each student to become as independent as possible. Our services are designed to encourage independence, backed by a strong system of support.
Any student who needs a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified disability is required to register with the CSA for assistance. Please visit here for information.
The Student Health Center
The Student Health Center (212-443-1000) offers an array of services directed at student wellness and prevention, including programs dealing with substance abuse, nutrition and eating concerns, and relationship issues. Medical services for urgent care only are available at the Health Center. Please refer to the guidelines and more information about what constitutes as "urgent care" and how to make an appointment. There is a $10 walk-in fee for medical services without an appointment. Students can pay for that fee with cash, check, credit card or campus cash. Medical Service hours can be found here.