Services in London


Local Student Life and Residential Life staff can help facilitate appointments at the Gower Street Practice (for routine care), Harley Street Health Centre (for more specialized needs), and Phoenix Hospital Group, utilizing the international health insurance provided to all enrolled students.

In a medical emergency, Student Life staff can assist you in obtaining help at the University College London Hospital (UCLH) Emergency Room (known as an Accident & Emergency department in the UK).

Mental Health

To meet the diverse mental health and wellness needs of our students, NYU London has one full-time and one part-time onsite counselor, both based 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 Appointment times with the onsite counselors run from Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Students can be seen for walk-in appointments (20-30 minutes; first come, first serve) Monday to Friday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Onsite Counselors

Meghan Kelley, LCSW-R
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Title: Global Wellness Counselor, NYU London
Education: BA, Psychology - 1993; MSW - 1997

Prepare for London


Required Vaccinations

  • Meningococcal vaccine is required for all undergraduate students.

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Polio vaccine and one lifetime booster
  • Tetanus

First-Year Students

All first-year students are required to comply with the NYU Health Requirements for All Students.

Additional Resources 

Mental Health

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 or write to if help is needed in making connections to mental health professionals abroad.


In the event that the 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 counselors) and write prescription refills. Please note that prescriptions from foreign doctors cannot be filled in the UK.

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. An 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.

Health Insurance

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.