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Action Items: Student Health

As the semester winds down and winter break approaches, here’s what you need to know about health care access. Be prepared for winter break by working with the Student Health Center now.

Graduating in December? Please Note: you will have access to the Student Health Center until January 8, 2016. Click here for information on post-NYU insurance options and transitioning your care.

Winter Break Hours

Student Health Center and Moses Center, 726 Broadway
Monday, December 21 – Tuesday, December 22: close at 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 23: close at 5:00pm
Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3: CLOSED
Monday, January 4 – Sunday, January 24: limited hours of operation
Monday, January 25: regular hours of operation resume

Student Health Center Brooklyn, 6 Metrotech Center
Wednesday, December 23: close at 4:00pm
Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3: CLOSED
Monday, January 4: regular hours of operation resume

Click here for a complete listing of winter break hours (January 4–25).

For information on access to specific services click below

Medical and Counseling Services

Necessary follow-up care
Avoid a last-minute rush by scheduling pre-break follow up services NOW. This includes getting your lab results and refilling your prescriptions.

Medical services: click here or call (212) 443-1000
Mental health services: (212) 998-4780

Flu shots
It’s not too late to get vaccinated. Do it for yourself and those around you. Make an appointment at the Student Health Center by calling (212) 443-1188 or online at

As always, in case of a life- or limb-threatening emergency, call 911 (or other local emergency services).

Urgent medical needs: Call the SHC main number, (212) 443-1000. A nurse will speak to you about your symptoms and recommend an appropriate course of action.

Urgent mental health needs: Call the Wellness Exchange hotline: (212) 443-9999.

Counseling services
The Wellness Exchange hotline, (212) 443-9999, is available 24/7, and this will not change over winter break. While our offices are closed, NYU Crisis Response Counselors (CRC) will be on call at all times to manage urgent concerns.


If you need to stock up on contact lenses and related supplies before the winter break, call Optometry Services: (212) 443-1260.

Please Note: If you place an online order for contact lenses while the SHC is closed, the order will not be confirmed until the SHC re-opens after winter break on January 4, 2016.


The SHC Pharmacy will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 3rd, and will reopen Monday, Jan. 4. Call or stop by before 4:00pm the 23rd to avoid long last-minute wait times, the SHC Pharmacy will close at 5:00pm on December 23rd.

Refills at the SHC
If you are taking medications (antibiotics, antidepressants, asthma medication, birth control pills, etc.) prescribed by one of our health care providers, plan to have enough to last throughout your winter break, or make arrangements to transfer your prescriptions to another pharmacy.

To refill your prescriptions, stop by the pharmacy during regular business hours. Don’t wait until the 23rd.

If you need a new prescription for medications that you take on an ongoing basis, contact your provider now: make an appointment or send a secure message through

Transfer refills
If you can’t make it in for a refill before winter break, you can transfer your prescription to another pharmacy in order to fill it elsewhere. You must do this before the SHC Pharmacy closes on December 23rd at 5:00pm, and we recommend you do it sooner to avoid long last-minute wait times. Here’s how:
1. Call the pharmacy where you want to fill your prescription before December 23rd
2. Give the pharmacy the name of your medication and ask them to call the SHC Pharmacy at (212) 443-1050.

Using Student Health Insurance Away From NYU

NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (Mandatory, Basic, Comprehensive, GSHIP, and Tandon School of Engineering plan)
If you need medical attention while the SHC is closed, you may visit a health care provider without a referral. Seeking services from providers in the MagnaCare or MultiPlan Networks will reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Find a MagnaCare or MultiPlan provider at

Please refer to the student health insurance guidebooks for Washington Square or Tandon coverage information or call Consolidated Health Plans, the insurance plan administrator: (877) 373-1170.

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