Medical Services in Washington, DC

Required vaccinations are listed in the Health Requirements section below.

The Student Life staff can help students make appointments at one of the following locations:

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Immediate & Primary Care

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

George Washington University Hospital

Mental Health Services in Washington, DC

While studying away is an incredible experience, it can take time to adjust to a different environment with new social relationships, living arrangements, routine, food, and local culture. It is normal to feel overwhelmed or homesick at times during study away; some students may even feel afraid, anxious or depressed in this transition, or just periodically out of sorts.

Attitudes toward counseling, or therapy, vary from one city to another around the world, and the availability of resources and quality of services may be different among students' countries and cities of origin.

To help meet the diverse mental health and wellness needs of our students, NYU Washington DC has an onsite Global Wellness Counselor, Gaby Grebski, LCSW, to support students during their time in DC and to assist them in connecting locally to additional mental health resources, if needed. Gaby Grebski, LCSW is available on campus Mondays to Fridays during regular business hours to provide counseling on an appointment or walk-in basis. To make an appointment, please contact her at gg94@nyu.edu.

It also makes sense to plan ahead before departure, especially if you know you would like counseling or need ongoing medication management. Call the Wellness Exchange at +1.212.443.9999 or write to wellness.exchange@nyu.edu if you have pre-departure questions or need help in making connections to mental health professionals while you are studying away from your home campus.

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 Washington DC.

In the event that prescription is not available in Washington DC, 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 Washington DC, Gaby Grebski, LCSW, 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 counselor) and write prescription refills. Please note that prescriptions from foreign doctors cannot be filled in the USA.

Insurance Services in Washington, DC

New York University requires that students studying away as part of their education program be covered under an NYU-sponsored health insurance plan. Students must continue to maintain health insurance coverage in their home countries in the event they need to return home.

For more information about these plans and benefits, please click here.

Health Requirements in Washington, DC

Health Requirements for All Students

Meningococcal vaccine is required for all undergraduate students.

Recommended Vaccinations

NYU Student Health Center – Travel Medicine Department