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    Important Ebola Update

    On October 24, 2014, the first case of Ebola virus was confirmed in New York City. The patient is a physician who recently returned from Guinea, where he had been working to combat the spread of Ebola and treat those infected with the virus.

    New York City has been diligently planning for this eventuality as well as our hospitals, emergency medical first responders, and our healthcare professionals, including Student Health Services. The doctor is currently being treated at Bellevue Hospital by one of the best healthcare teams in the finest public hospital in the world.

    Student Health Services would like to reassure the New School community that Ebola is not easily or casually transmitted. The virus must be contracted through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected individual who is already displaying symptoms. The risk to New School students remains minimal.

    At this time, we should all remain calm and stay informed. As Student Health Services continues to follow the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the small number of cases in the U.S. and New York City, updated information will be posted on the Student Health Services website and on MyNewSchool. Additional communication may also be sent to the community through email.

    Who to contact

    If you or someone you know has been traveling in the affected areas of West Africa or has been in contact with someone diagnosed with Ebola, please contact Student Health Services by phone at 212.229.1671.

    For more information about Ebola, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Also, please feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns you would like to discuss. We are here to help.

    About Student Health Services

    Our primary goal at Student Health Services is to provide high quality, inclusive medical, psychological, and collaborative support services that promote individual and communal health and well-being. We do so in a confidential setting where we continually aspire to offer culturally sensitive and accessible care. We serve as a primary source of information to the university community on health, disease, and prevention, and strive to affect the environment of the university to promote health and wellness. Fostering an environment in which high priority is given to personal health and well-being supports the overall commitment of The New School to help students reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives. 

    For answers to general questions about our services, email shs@newschool.edu.

    Location and Hours

    Student Health Services (Map)
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor

    Medical and Counseling Services are available on weekdays, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year round except holidays and recesses when all university facilities are closed. In addition to regular business hours, Counseling Services is open until 7:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    After hours and on weekends calls will be answered by Nurse Response.

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