Services in Shanghai


The Student Health Center at NYU Shanghai staff can assist students with making appointments at one of the following locations:

Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital
No. 1598, New Jinqiao Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
Tel: 400-639-3900

Shanghai East International Medical Center
23rd & 24th Floors, Building B
No. 551, Pudong South Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
Tel: 215-879-9999

Parkway Jin Qiao Medical and Dental Center
1-2F 997 Biyun Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 400-819-6622

Sino United Gefei Clinic
Gefei Center, No. 757 Mengzi Road, 3rd Floor, Room 304-307
Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200023
Tel: 400-186-2116

Sino United Shanghai Center Clinic
Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Road West, West Tower, 6th Floor, Suite 601
Jing’an District, Shanghai, 200040
Tel: 400-186-2116

Worldpath Clinic International
399 North Nanquan Road, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 021-2020-7888

Mental Health

NYU Shanghai has onsite Wellness Counselors.
Theresa Decker
Title: Wellness Counselor
Liqun Hu, PhD
She, her, hers
Title: Psychologist, NYU Shanghai
Education: PhD, Clinical Psychology
She, her, hers
Title: Global Wellness Counselor, NYU Sydney
Education: MSW - 2011
Jingru Tan, LCSW
Title: Counselor, NYU Shanghai

Prepare for Shanghai


Required Vaccinations

  • Yellow fever vaccine is required if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. The Travel Medicine Department can help you assess this requirement.

Recommended Vaccinations

  • TB Skin Test (if staying longer than one month)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • You should consult with the NYU Travel Medicine Department to determine if you need Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis

Incoming Students

New NYU Shanghai students are required to comply with the NYU Health Requirements.

Additional Resources 

Mental Health

While studying abroad is an incredible experience, it often takes time to adjust to a new culture, living arrangements, food, language and immersion into the unfamiliar. Some students feel overwhelmed, others homesick. Some afraid, others depressed. Students may periodically feel out of sorts.

The attitudes toward counseling, or therapy, vary from one country to another. Similarly, the availability of resources and type of services may be different from what a student is accustomed to in their home country.

Students must plan ahead before departure! Call the Wellness Exchange at 212.443.9999 or write to if help is needed in making connections to mental health professionals abroad.


If a student is currently attending counseling or seeing a therapist regularly, they should consider the following:

  • If treatment is essential to functioning, a student must identify a therapist PRIOR TO their departure!
  • If a student is considering taking a hiatus from treatment, they should have a plan in the event they need to see someone while abroad. 


If a student is presently taking prescribed psychotropic medication:

  • The student must meet with their prescribing physician to discuss
  • Receive enough medication to last until the student returns. (Note: for some conditions and some medications, this is not possible)
  • Prescriptions from American doctors cannot be filled abroad. Obtain a referral to a psychiatrist or medical doctor abroad who can follow the student and write prescription refills.

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.