Health & Safety


NYU Student Health Center (SHC)
726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floors

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with medical, psychological, pharmaceutical, educational, crisis response, and support services.  Whether your needs are urgent; you require counseling; or you have questions about health services, the SHC staff can assist you.


Wellness Exchange

The Wellness Exchange is available to all students and connects you to services at NYU that support your overall health and mental health needs.  The Exchange is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the hotline (above), and puts you in touch with professionals who can help you address day-to-day challenges and questions, as well as any crises you may encounter including depression, sexual assault, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Health Insurance
Only international visiting students are automatically enrolled in NYU Student Health Insurance. Premiums for this coverage will be included in the student’s Bursar fees listed on their bill.  All other students must have health insurance that meets a minimum threshold of coverage in New York City. All students, no matter their insurance, will have access to urgent care for illness or injuries at NYU’s Student Health Center. Please check with your own health insurance to determine if you are covered for services provided by the Student Health Center before you make an appointment.

All students are encouraged to carry their health insurance cards at all times during the program in case of an emergency.

Safety in the City Tips
We want all students to be safe while traveling around the city. Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website.  All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.

Emergency Contacts

  • In a life- or limb-threatening emergency, students should dial 911 to reach NYC emergency services.  After dialing 911 and speaking to an operator, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222.
  • For emergencies on campus, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222.
  • For urgent medical concerns when the Student Health Center is closed, call 212-443-1111.
  • For mental health needs and support, call the Wellness Exchange at 212-443-9999.