Berlin Health & Wellness Services
Services in Berlin
The Student Life staff can help students set up appointments with GeoBlue affiliated local general practitioners and specialists. For in-patient care and specialized services, NYU Berlin refers students to the following clinics/hospitals:
- Charite Berlin
- Fliedner Klinik
- GoMedus Berlin
To meet the diverse mental health and wellness needs of our students, NYU Berlin has an onsite Clinical Psychologist based in the Academic Centre, to support students during their time abroad and to assist them in connecting locally to additional mental health resources, if needed. To make an appointment, please reach out by email or just walk by her office on the second floor of the Academic Center.
Sara Zeugmann, Ph.D.
BA and MA in Experimental Psychology University of Oxford
MSc in Psychology Humboldt University Berlin,
Postgradual training in Psychotherapy at the German Society of Behavioral Therapy
PhD at the Department of Psychiatry, Charite-University Medicine Berlin
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, schema-therapy
Approbation: German State license as psychological psychotherapist (focus: cognitive behavioral therapy)
Areas of Expertise
Affective disorders, multicultural concerns
English, German, Bulgarian
Prepare for Berlin
- Meningococcal vaccine is required for all undergraduate students.
- A TB Skin Test is strongly recommended before travel if a student has not had one within two years
- Hepatitis A & B vaccines
All first-year students are required to comply with the NYU Health Requirements for All Students.
While studying abroad can be an incredible experience, it often takes time to adjust to a new culture, living arrangements, food, language and immersion in the unfamiliar. Some students may feel overwhelmed, others homesick. Some may feel afraid, and others depressed. Students may just feel out of sorts.
Attitudes toward counseling, or therapy, vary from one country to another. Similarly, the availability of resources and type of services may differ from what a student is accustomed to in their home country. Therefore, it makes sense to plan ahead before departure. Call the Wellness Exchange at +1.212.443.9999 (local Berlin number 0800.180.25.99) or write to firstname.lastname@example.org if help is needed in making connections to mental health professionals abroad.
If a student is presently taking prescribed psychotropic medication, it is advised that the student meet with their prescribing physician to discuss their plan for obtaining prescription refills while studying abroad. Not all psychotropic medications are available in the countries a student is traveling to. Please contact the Wellness Exchange to inquire about availability of your prescriptions in Germany.
In the even that the prescription is not available in Germany, 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 Germany, the onsite Clinical Psychologist 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 on-site counselor) and write prescription refills. (It is recommended that you provide documentation from your psychiatrist at home concerning your diagnosis and prescription regimen). Please note that prescriptions form foreign doctors cannot be filled in Germany.
The Moses Center for Student Accessibility
Students in need of disability-related accommodations who are considering global opportunities at NYU are strongly encouraged to contact the Moses Center before choosing a site. Am Accessibility Specialist is able to discuss accessibility and accommodations at locations of interest.
If you have already chosen a site and are currently registered with the Moses Center, be sure to contact your Accessibility Specialist before you arrive at your site to discuss transferring accommodations.
If you have already chosen a site and are not registered with the Moses Center but anticipate you might need accommodations, please visit the Moses Center website to register. It is best to register before arriving at your site, but you can request accommodations at any time.
New York University requires that students studying away as part of their education program be covered under an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan. Students must continue to maintain health insurance coverage in their home countries in the event they need to return home.