Services in Sydney

Medical

The Student Life staff can help students make appointments at one of the following clinics/hospitals:

  • Hyde Park Medical Centre
  • Bridgeside Medical Centre

Mental Health

NYU Sydney has an onsite Clinical Psychologist.

Lauren Stahl, DPsych
Wellness Counselor
l.stahl@nyu.edu


Prepare for Sydney

Medical   

Required Vaccinations

  • Meningococcal vaccine is required for all undergraduate students.

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • 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 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 wellness.exchange@nyu.edu if help is needed in making connections to mental health professionals abroad.

Counseling

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.

Prescriptions

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. A 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.