Student Health Services (SHS) provides treatment for acute illnesses and injuries, gynecological consultation and treatment, prescriptions, medications, immunizations, and other preventive services.

Schedule an appointment with a medical provider on the SHS or Call us at 212-229-1671.

24-Hour Hotlines

See the Mental Health Resources page for more information.


If you are considering abortion, medical professionals at any of the following clinics will be able to discuss your options with you.

Planned Parenthood of New York City

212.274.7200 or 800.230.PLAN (Call for information and nearest clinic.)

Park Med Eastern Women's Center

800 Second Avenue, 7th floor (between East 42nd and East 43rd Streets)

212.686.6066 or 800.346.5111

Eastside Gynecology

144 East 44th Street, suite 225 (between Lexington and Third Avenues)


Alcohol/Drug Use Prevention and Treatment

See the Mental Health Resources page for more information.

Dental Care

The Stu-Dent Plan through NYU College of Dentistry offers low-cost dental care to students. Stu-Dent membership is open to all students enrolled in a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university within the United States (current school ID is required).

Emergency Rooms (Medical)

If you need medical attention for a life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. The following hospitals are closest to the New School campus.

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hospital

525 East 68th Street (east of York Avenue)


Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

281 First Avenue (at East 16th Street)

10 Union Square East (between 14th and 15th Streets)


Lenox Hill Healthplex

30 Seventh Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)


NYU Medical Center

570 First Avenue (at 33rd Street)


Mt. Sinai West

1000 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street)


New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan

170 William Street


Lenox Hill Hospital

100 East 77th Street (at Lexington Avenue)


Bellevue Hospital Center

462 First Avenue (at 27th Street)


Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Care

If you require specialized care for ear, nose, or throat issues, we recommend the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary located at 310 East 14th Street.

Health Insurance

The student health insurance plan is a UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus PPO plan. To find in-network providers in the United States, go to Type in “The New School” to navigate to our plan’s page. Click on “Find Providers” and choose “Medical” or "Behavioral." You can then enter your zip code to find providers in your area.

If you are out of the country, your out-of-network benefits will apply. You’ll need to get a receipt from your doctor, in English if possible, that shows the services you received and the amount you paid. Please follow the instructions for submitting the claim to UnitedHealthcare Student Resources for reimbursement.


For the 2021-2022 school year, the university will be partnering with PointandClick to collect measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), meningitis ACWY, and COVID-19 vaccination information. Students can submit their immunization records and exemption requests by logging in to the SHS portal. Vaccine records can be uploaded in the Medical Clearances section of the portal. Exemption requests forms are located in the Downloadable Forms section. Please visit our Immunization page for more information.

For more information about immunizations, use the resources below.

NYC Immunization Hotline: 347.396.2400

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC offers an extensive body of information regarding immunization schedules.

Chelsea Health Center (Walk-In)

303 Ninth Avenue, 1st floor (between West 27th and West 28th Streets)

Open Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Please call before arrival: 212.239.1718.


Certain medications can be dispensed by SHS staff following a consultation. If you need to fill or renew a prescription, you must use your insurance coverage or pay at an outside pharmacy. The following pharmacies are the closest to Union Square. All of them accept coverage under the university-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan.

Capsule (app-based, delivery pharmacy)

20 West 36th Street



65 Fifth Avenue (at 14th Street)


Duane Reade

One Union Square South



Astor Place and Fourth Avenue



145 Fourth Avenue (at East 14th Street)



Pregnancy tests are offered at Student Health Services during operating hours. We will be closed from May 16 through August 16, 2020. You can visit urgent care for assistance. If you are pregnant, our Medical Services team can provide referrals to local OBGYN doctors.

City MD

14 West 14th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)


For more locations, visit

Mount Sinai West clinic

52 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone 212 466 4848

Mt. Sinai Doctors

55 East 34th Street, 7th floor (between Park and Madison Avenues)


Mt. Sinai Doctors Chelsea

309 West 23rd Street near 8th Avenue


Lenox Hill Healthplex

30 Seventh Avenue (between West 12th and West 13th Streets)


Student Health Services, Medical Services

80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

212.229.1671, option 2

Prescription Assistance

If you need assistance paying for your prescription medications, you may want to try NeedyMeds or contact the pharmaceutical company that manufactures your medications to see if they offer discounts.


NeedyMeds is a nonprofit information resource that helps people find programs to assist them with the cost of their medications and other costs related to health care.

Pharmaceutical Companies

Many pharmaceutical companies offer patient assistance programs to help pay for medication. You can search online or ask your medical provider for help.

Relationship Violence, Rape, and Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or rape, the following resources can help you find medical care and emotional support.

Medical Care and Emotional Support after Sexual Assault, Interpersonal Violence

If you are in danger and need immediate assistance call 911 – Police and Emergency Medical Services. If you do not want to use 911 services, go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

The Importance of Care After an Assault

Call 911 if you need emergency medical assistance (EMS).

You have the option of going to a hospital emergency room for medical care. To preserve evidence, it is best not to shower, wash, douche, eat or drink fluids, if possible. Carry evidence in a clean paper bag. If it is more than 96 hours after a sexual assault, it is still recommended that you receive medical care, but you will not have available all the options discussed below. You have the right to refuse any or all parts of the treatment/evidence collection kit. Medical care following an assault includes:

  • A physical exam to check for any internal or external injuries and to document injuries

  • Evidence collection kit (up to 96 hours after a sexual assault)

  • Possible blood work- especially if suspected drug facilitated assault.

  • Preventive treatment for sexually transmitted infections (after a sexual assault)

  • Preventive treatment for HIV (up to 72 hours after a sexual assault)

  • Emergency contraception, also known as Plan B or Ella (up to 120 hours after a sexual assault)

  • Medical follow-up referrals and information

Please Note: In most circumstances, Going to a hospital emergency room does not mean you have to report the crime to the police. You can go to the hospital and get medical attention/evidence collection and then take some time to think about whether you want to report the crime to the Police. The hospital emergency room is required to store the evidence collection kit for up to 30 days. If you do not want medical care from a hospital emergency room, it is still encouraged you seek medical attention. You can see your private medical provider, or a medical provider at Student Health Services on campus, where you may feel more comfortable (you may not have available all the options stated above at a private medical provider’s office or Student Health Services, especially the evidence collection kit). Federal law requires forensic exams (evidence collection) be conducted for free regardless of your decision to report the incident to the police or not.

It is recommended that you go for medical care at one of the hospitals listed below. These hospitals have Rape Crisis Programs and have trained Advocates available 24 hours. The Advocates will provide emotional support and information and help with the police reporting process, if needed.

  • Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital Emergency Department: 16th Street at 1st Avenue, Phone: 212.420.4054

  • Mount Sinai West (Roosevelt) Hospital Emergency Department: 58th Street and Tenth Avenue, Phone: 212.523.4728

  • Lenox Hill Healthplex: 30 7th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Street), Phone: 646.665.6000

Emotional Support Resources

Information for Reporting Sexual Assault, Stalking, Interpersonal Violence, and Sexual Harassment

Sexual Wellness

Practicing safe sex is key to protecting yourself and your partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections and preventing unwanted pregnancy. Student Health Services and local clinics and organizations offer resources to support your sexual wellness.

Please note: Medical Services will not be available through SHS from May 16 through August 16, 2020.


Medical Services will not be available through SHS from May 16 through August 16. When SHS is open, condoms are available in the waiting area at Student Health Services, in residence halls, and upon request. After counseling, prescriptions may be provided for other contraceptive methods, including birth control pills, to be filled at an outside pharmacy. Our Medical Services team also provides IUDs and Nexplanon. After August 16, 2020, visit 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor or call 212.229.1671, option 2 for more information.

Off Campus Resources

Planned Parenthood of New York City offers essential reproductive health care and educational programs and engages in advocacy.

NYC Condoms is a program sponsored by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that distributes free condoms at locations throughout the five boroughs. To find a location near you, visit the website.

Keep in mind that condoms come in different materials that offer different kinds of protection.

  • Latex reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.

  • Sheepskin reduces only the risk of pregnancy; it does not offer protection against sexually transmitted infections.

  • Polyurethane, an alternative for latex-sensitive individuals and their partners, reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.

Emergency Contraception

After August 16, 2020, New School Student Health Services will offer free emergency contraception (Plan B and Ella). You can also visit a local Planned Parenthood health center to discuss your options for emergency contraception.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

To learn more about sexually transmitted infections, how to protect yourself and your partner(s), and the testing and treatment options available, please refer to the resources below or make an appointment to speak with a medical provider at Student Health Services.

Community-Based Organizations

HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

PEP must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV, but the sooner you start PEP, the better. Find local clinics and testing centers.

On-Campus Free Confidential HIV Testing

The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC) and The New School provide free and confidential HIV testing. No appointment necessary; first come, first served. Note: Testing is not offered when the university is closed or during the summer. Please see Off-Campus Testing Sites below.

Location: Student Health Services: 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

Date/Time: Thursdays, 5:00–6:30 p.m. (September 5-December 12, 2019)

Off-Campus Testing Sites

Search for off-campus testing centers on the following websites:

Other Resources

Smoking Cessation

If you're trying to quit smoking, Student Health Services and local health organizations can provide resources and support through the process.

Individual, Personal Smoking Cessation Support

You can make an appointment with a medical provider at The New School's Student Health Services office to discuss your options. Call 212.229.1671, option 2.

Free Coaching and Support Hotlines

866.NY.QUITS (1.866.697.8487)

866.NJ.STOPS (1.866.657.8677)

Local Smoking Cessation Programs

Resources for Smoking Cessation

Urgent Care

If you need medical attention for a non-life threatening illness or injury outside of business hours (evenings and weekends), we recommend visiting a local urgent care facility or calling the Student Health Services nurse advice line: 212.229.1671, option 2.

City MD

14 West 14th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)


For more locations, visit

Mt. Sinai Doctors

55 East 34th Street, 7th floor (between Park and Madison Avenues)


Mt. Sinai Doctors Chelsea

309 West 23rd Street near 8th Avenue


Lenox Hill Healthplex

30 Seventh Avenue (between West 12th and West 13th Streets)