Safety, Health, and Wellness
In the midst of New York City, NYU students are truly part of the tempo and excitement of Greenwich Village and beyond. NYU is committed to safety, wellness education, and outstanding health care as part of the University community.
To maintain the health and well-being of the student body, students in degree-granting programs are required to maintain health insurance. Many are enrolled automatically in a NYU-sponsored student health insurance plan as a part of the University's registration process. Students may also opt to maintain their own health insurance and waive the NYU Plan, and they have the option of enrolling in Stu-Dent, the student dental plan. The Student Health Center offers routine and walk-in Primary Care and Women's Health Services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all matriculated students. In addition, Wellness, Short-term Counseling (talk therapy) and Crisis services are free of charge.
Students can access a 24 private hotline through the Wellness Exchange, which will put them in contact with a professional who can help address both day-to-day challenges as well as any other crises they may encounter, including depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders. The Department of Public Safety makes student safety a priority, offering services including safety tips and secure transportation between campus buildings.
The links below provide resources and instructions on how to stay safe and healthy while enjoying life in the big city.