Students often look to their parents for support and guidance in managing their health. Working together, we can create an even more caring, supportive, and healthy environment for your student. As a vital partner, below are initial actions that you, as a parent, can take to support your student’s health and success:
You can find health requirements and submission deadlines, as well as information on medical, mental health, disability, and dental services by visiting nyu.edu/health/requirements.
Nationally recognized through numerous awards and accolades and with over 225 full-time college health specialists, the Student Health Center offers a comprehensive set of medical, psychological, health promotion, disability, and ancillary services to address the full spectrum of students’ health and wellness needs.
Coming to NYU is a wonderful educational opportunity, but new academic and social experiences may lead students to experience episodes of stress. During these times, students may need the assistance of medical and mental health professionals. In particular, students who are experiencing emotional or physical difficulties, or who have experienced such issues in the past, benefit from ongoing professional assistance. We have witnessed firsthand that students who arrange for this kind of support before their arrival on campus are better prepared to take full advantage of their educational experience.
All students are required to maintain adequate health insurance coverage that includes medical and mental health benefits in the New York City area. Most students are enrolled automatically in one of the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans as part of the course registration process. To learn more about the NYU Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans, to change enrollment options, or to waive out of the plan, visit www.nyu.edu/health/insurance. If you are thinking about waiving out of the NYU plan, consider the “out of area” coverage, including the out of pocket costs and/or deductibles, the referrals/pre-approval process, and the copay policy. Regardless of the insurance plan, please ensure that you have an insurance card and other relevant insurance information.
It is important that students continue any mental health counseling or medical treatment while away from home (and continue to take any medication they may already be taking). We would like to assist your student in connecting with the appropriate healthcare professionals. To do this, we need to know more about your student’s medical history. If your student’s medical history includes a chronic medical condition or treatment by a psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist, please let us know so that a college health specialist may assist your student in connecting with specialized support services before the start of the semester. Some of these services may be available at the Student Health Center or may be provided by a local professional close to campus or where your student resides. Feel Free to contact the Wellness Exchange at (212) 443-9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance in clarifying what steps to take to prevent health and mental health difficulties before the start of the semester.
If you become aware that something is wrong – that your student may be in need of help – the Wellness Exchange at (212) 443-9999 is ready to assist and respond to your questions and concerns 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In an emergency situation, we instruct students to call 911 and NYU Public Safety at (212) 998-2222 to get the immediate assistance they need. If you are aware of an emergency involving your student, call NYU Public Safety at (212) 998-2222.