Health and Wellness
The NYU Student Health Center and the Department of Public Safety work closely with program staff to plan for safe, healthy, and enriching opportunities long before you arrive. You will be introduced to many of these services in the months leading up to your program abroad while others will be explained in detail during the mandatory on-site orientation. Get a head start on familiarizing yourself with global health and wellness resources by visiting the NYU Student Health Center website.
- At NYU London, we consider student wellbeing an essential part of the overall study abroad experience. We have arranged several avenues through which students may access support. To meet the diverse mental health and wellness needs of our students, NYU London has one full-time and one part-time counselor, both based in Office 307 on the third floor of the Academic Centre at 6 Bedford Square to support students during their time abroad and to assist them in connecting locally to additional mental health resources, if needed.
- Counseling sessions are available on an appointment or walk-in basis. To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointment times with the onsite counselors run from 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Monday to Friday.
- Students can be seen for walk-in appointments (20-30 minutes; first come, first serve) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12:00PM and 1:00PM, and on Thursdays from 4:30PM to 5:30PM.
- In the event that a prescription is not available in the UK, students should receive enough medication to last until their return. (Note: for some conditions and some medications, this is not possible).
- If the student's prescription is available in the UK, the onsite counselors or the Wellness Exchange can provide the student with referrals to local psychiatrists who accept the student's insurance and who can follow the student (in collaboration with their home provider and the onsite counselor) and write prescription refills. Please note that prescriptions from foreign doctors cannot be filled in the UK.
- NYU London has a relationship with the London Claremont Clinic, a private health service that works alongside NYU London and GeoBlue to provide medical as well as psychological consultation.
- NYU London students’ health insurance through GeoBlue also gives access to a large network of professionals, addressing both medical and psychological concerns.
In a crisis, students can access the NYU London Exchange 24 hours a day on 0800 316 0469, where they can be connected with an NYU London staff member. Students can also use this same freephone number any time, free of charge, to access the NYU Wellness Exchange in New York, or send an email to: email@example.com.
Students can also download the Wellness Exchange App, through which they can talk to a counselor 24 hours a day via online messaging.