Health, Wellness & Safety | Rutgers University-Newark – Rutgers Newark

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We are committed to the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of our students. Our team of health care professionals provide comprehensive care from examinations, tests and vaccinations to counseling services for learning disabilities, addiction and more. Additionally, the Rutgers University Police Department patrols our campus and the surrounding neighborhood around the clock, making for a strong safety record.
Rutgers-Newark Health & Wellness supports the mission of the university by providing healthcare services, education and leadership uniquely designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of university students, and to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Rutgers community, including faculty and staff.
All enrolled students are eligible to receive services from our on-campus Student Wellness Center throughout the year. Eligibility to use Health and Wellness services is not related in any way to whether or not you have health insurance.
We provide general primary care, women’s and men’s health care, immunizations, TB testing, flu vaccines, physical examinations and more.
The purpose of these services is to help Rutgers students successfully handle the stresses and challenges in their academic, professional and personal lives.
Our alcohol/drug/nicotine counselors provide information and support for students who are concerned about their drinking, drug or nicotine use/abuse; about a friend’s use/abuse; or about drug or alcohol misuse in their family.
Our approach is to foster student empowerment, encouraging individuals and groups to grapple with the critical personal and social questions which affect their overall well-being.
PantryRUN is a food pantry available to students at Rutgers-Newark who are food insecure.
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence and supporting all students who have been affected by interpersonal violence.
Rutgers-Newark provides a secure environment, where students, employees and visitors alike feel comfortable on and around our 40-acre campus. The Rutgers University Police Department patrols our campus and the surrounding neighborhood around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year —on foot, by bicycle and in patrol cars. Security escorts are available to walk students to their vehicles, housing and transportation centers, and shuttle bus service provides transportation to and from nearby parking lots morning through evening.
Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.
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