The New School is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the following organizations or guarantee the accuracy of the information on their websites. Any information provided is of a general nature and is not intended to substitute for the advice of a medical professional.
www.crisischat.orgDomestic Violence: 212.577.7777
Emergency Contraception: 888.NOT.2.LATE,
www.not-2-late.comNational Sexual Assault Hotline(directs survivors to local crisis centers): 800.656.HOPE
National Suicide Hotline: 800.SUICIDE or 800.273.TALK
New York Asian Women's Center: 212.732.5230
NYC Anti-Violence Project: 212.714.1141
Poison: 212.764.7667 (212.POISONS)
Safe Horizon Crime Victims Hotline: 800.689.HELP (800.689.4357)
Safe Horizon Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest Hotline: 212.227.3000 or 800.689.HELP (800.689.4357)
Suicide Prevention (LifeNet): 800.543.3638 (800.LIFENET)
Suicide Prevention/ Emotional Support: 212.673.3000,
www.samaritansnyc.orgTrans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
General Information (New York City): 311
Emergency (New York City): 911
New York Presbyterian Hospital525 East 68th Street (east of York Avenue)
Beth Israel HospitalEast 16th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
10 Union Square East (between 14th and 15th Streets)
Lenox Hill Healthplex30 Seventh Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)
NYU Medical Center560 First Avenue (at 33rd Street)
Roosevelt/St. Luke's Hospital Center1000 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street)
NYU Downtown Hospital170 William Street
Long Island College HospitalAtlantic Avenue and Hicks Street (Brooklyn)
Lenox Hill Hospital100 East 77th Street (at Lexington Avenue)
Bellevue Hospital Center462 First Avenue (at 27th Street)
New York Presbyterian Hospital525 East 68th Street (east of York Avenue)
NYU Medical Center560 First Avenue, suite 7D (at 33rd Street)
212.263.5550 or 212.263.7419
Planned Parenthood of New York City212.274.7200 or 800.230.PLAN (Call for information and nearest clinic.)
Park Med Eastern Women's Center800 Second Avenue, 7th floor (between East 42nd and East 43rd Streets)
212.686.6066 or 800.346.5111
Eastside Gynecology225 East 64th Street, suite C2 (between Second and Third Avenues)
Alcoholics AnonymousFind a local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at the following website.
Al-AnonAl-Anon is a support group for family members and loved ones of alcoholics.
BASICSThe Mental Health Substance Abuse Counseling (MHSAC) office has collaborated with The New School’s Student Health Services to provide a Brief Alcohol and Screening Intervention for College Students (BASICS), with the goal of promoting harm reduction and positive change. Central
to this approach is the aim of cultivating a nonjudgmental awareness of drinking patterns and of developing ways to reduce risk and enhance well-being. This is a two-session motivational interviewing approach that has been shown to be effective in encouraging college students to
explore their alcohol use and develop ways to minimize the negative consequences associated with drinking while in college.
For more information about the BASICS program at The New School or to schedule an appointment to learn more about your alcohol use, please use the following contact information:
In case of an emergency, please call 911.
The Harm Reduction Coalition is an advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities affected by drug use.
Smart RecoveryThis organization offers an alternative or a complement to a 12-step group. Meetings take place online and in person.
Controlling Anger—Before It Controls YouThe American Psychological Association offers information online about anger, its origins and causes, and ways to control it.
The Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo)CRInfo offers a variety of resources on conflict management and resolution.
Information on Piercing from the University of California at Santa Barbarawww.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/body-piercing
The Mayo ClinicThe Mayo Clinic offers information on the risks of getting tattoos and what to look for in a tattoo parlor.
Endangered BodiesEndangered Bodies is an international local-global initiative, launched by the international Endangered Species summits in March 2011.
Improving Body ImageScroll down the following Web page for body image improvement exercises.
Adios Barbie!Adios Barbie! is an entertaining interactive website about body image.
About-FaceAbout-Face offers women and girls resources on media messages and body image.
CondomsKeep in mind that condoms come in different materials that offer different kinds of protection.
Free external condoms, internal condoms, non-latex external condoms, dental dams, and lubricant are available at the following location on campus:
Student Health Services
80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011
212.229.1671, option 4
Planned Parenthood of New York CityPlanned Parenthood of New York City offers essential reproductive health care and educational programs and engages in advocacy.
NYC Condoms 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 nearest to you, check out this
Stu-Dent Plan—NYU College of DentistryThe Stu-Dent Plan offers low-cost dental care to students.
345 East 24th Street (at First Avenue)
Morningside Dental Associates—Columbia UniversityThis group offers low-cost dental care to students.
1244 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 121st Street)
BASICSThis New School program, a collaboration between Student Health Services and NSSR's Psychology program, helps students learn about safer alcohol and other drug use.
Street Drugs—Drug Resource ListThe following website provides a searchable list of drugs with descriptions including alternate names, uses, side effects, and withdrawal symptoms.
Harm Reduction CoalitionThe Harm Reduction Coalition is an advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities affected by drug use.
Narcotics AnonymousNarcotics Anonymous offers 12-step programs for people wishing to overcome substance abuse.
Smart RecoveryThis organization offers an alternative or complement to a 12-step group. Meetings are held online and in person.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information CenterThe following website provides information and links about eating disorders and finding treatment.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)NEDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Information and resources are available on the NEDA website.
NEDA has a three-minute Eating Disorder screening tool. Something Fishy Website on Eating DisordersSomething Fishy offers online forums, chats, and information on anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating and support for those affected by eating disorders.
Student Health ServicesNew School Student Health Services offers free emergency contraception.
80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
212.229.1671, option 2
Planned Parenthood26 Bleecker Street
Planned Parenthood44 Court Street, 6th floor (Brooklyn)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (Medical Emergencies and Clinics)
310 East 14th Street (at Second Avenue)
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and ObesityCDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity offers information on the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving public health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases.
New York City Department of Parks and RecreationThe department operates a variety of free and low-cost facilities around New York City. The Chelsea Recreation Center (430 West 25th Street) has a pool, gymnasium, and fitness room; membership costs about $60 per year.
Exercise TrackerMedHelp's free Exercise Tracker is an easy-to-read interactive chart that allows users to keep track of their daily exercise and fitness activity.
New School Department of Athletics and RecreationThe New School offers athletic teams and intramural sports, group fitness classes, outdoor adventures, special events and programs, and more.
Off-Campus Gym DiscountsNew School student discounts are available at a variety of gyms and athletic clubs in New York City.
Reiss Family Fitness CenterNew School students in good standing may use this small weight/cardio room, located on the lower level of Kerrey Hall, daily, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Immunization Hotline: 212.349.2664
Chelsea Health Center (Walk-In)303 Ninth Avenue, 1st floor (between West 27th and West 28th Streets)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Please call before arrival.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)CDC offers an extensive body of information regarding immunizations.
Facebook Privacy TipsTen privacy settings everyone should know and use.
Internet Addiction Testnetaddiction.com/index.php?option=com_bfquiz&view=onepage&catid=46&Itemid=106
Internet Privacy TipsThis page explains exactly how you are tracked on the Internet and what you can do about it.
Online SOSThis organization supports victims of online harassment, free of charge, providing crisis coaching, referrals to experts, and a contingency fund to help pay for services to help victims heal and move forward from any type of online harassing event.
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline (Monday–Friday, 4:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.; Saturday 12:00–5:00 p.m.): 888.843.4564 or 212.989.0999
Trevor Project Hotline (24 hours): 866.488.7386
The following organizations at The New School offer social and political support to the LGBTQIAGNC and queer-allied community at the university.
Safe Zone at The New SchoolSafe Zone training sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff. The initial training session is a two-hour workshop intended to raise awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQIAGNC) community and the
richness of gender and sexuality; to discuss how homophobia and transphobia affect our lives; to explore ways allies on campus can support the LGBTQIAGNC community and one another; and to help create safe havens at the university.
The Queer Collectivenewschool.firstname.lastname@example.orgDuring the academic year, the Queer Collective organizes a variety of social and political programs.
Callen-Lorde Community Health CenterCallen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, high-quality health care and related services primarily to New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities—in all their diversity—regardless of ability to pay.
356 West 18th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues)
Gender Identity ProjectThe Gender Identity Project offers a healthy environment in which transgender and gender-non-conforming people can connect with others who are going through similar experiences.
(at the LGBT Center)
GMHCGMHC offers HIV/AIDS treatment information, news and statistics, prevention education, and information on fighting AIDS.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, with more than one million members and supporters nationwide.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community CenterThe center serves as a New York City resource for LGBTQ youth and adults.
208 West 13th Street
www.gaycenter.orgParents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)PFLAG is a national nonprofit organization with more than 200,000 members and supporters and 500 affiliates in the United States. PFLAG offers resources and support for family, friends, and other allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
YouthResourceYouthResource is a website by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people that offers monthly features, message boards, and online education on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues of concern to LGBTQ youth.
LifeNet (24 hours): 800.LIFE.NETNational Crisis Hotline (24 hours): 800.273.8255National Suicide Hotline (24 hours): 800.784.2433Samaritans Suicide Hotline (24 hours): 212.673.3000Active MindsActive Minds is a national student-run organization that promotes mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. The organization has a chapter at The New School.
Depression Screening (sponsored by Mental Health America)Mental Health America offers a free online screening tool and links to other resources.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)DBSA is a national patient-directed organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. Learn more about depression and bipolar disorder on their website.
WebMD—DepressionThis comprehensive site includes information about tests used to diagnose and tips for fighting depression.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)The NAMI website provides information about mental illness, NAMI on college campuses, and online communities.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)NIMH is a federal agency whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. NIMH's website offers information on mental illnesses and other health
The New York City Guide to Suicide Prevention, Services and Resources (The Samaritans of New York)This comprehensive guide provides information on responding and providing care and support to individuals who are feeling depressed and/or suicidal.
Psych Central—Mental Health Networkpsychcentral.com/disorders
Encyclopedia of Mental Disordersminddisorders.com
American Dietetics AssociationThe American Dietetics Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, offers information on food safety, nutrition, weight loss, and related topics.
Cooking on Campus GuideAllrecipes.com offers a beginner's guide to campus cooking.
Dietary Guidelines for AmericansThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most recently revised in 2010.
www.health.gov/dietaryguidelinesNutritional Information on Popular Foods and Related ResourcesFind information on the nutritional content of various food items and on making healthful food choices.
Nutrition NavigatorThe Nutrition Navigator is a rating guide to nutrition websites sponsored by Tufts University. If you're not sure whether the site you're looking at is legitimate, check it out here.
Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous provides a recovery program for compulsive overeaters.
Spark People Spark People is a free online diet and healthy living community.
The New You The New You is The New School's peer health advocacy program, organized by and for students.
The Bacchus NetworkThe BACCHUS Network is a nonprofit organization that promotes student and young adult leadership on health and safety issues on campus and in the community.
The following pharmacies are the three closest to Union Square. All three accept coverage under the university-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan.
CVS65 Fifth Avenue (at 14th Street)
Duane Reade (open 24 hours)378 Sixth Avenue (at Waverly Place)
KmartAstor Place and Fourth Avenue
Walgreens145 Fourth Avenue (at East 14th Street)
Pregnancy tests are offered at Student Health Services.
Student Health Services, Medical Services80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
212.229.1671, option 2
NeedyMedsNeedyMeds 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 CompaniesMany pharmaceutical companies offer patient assistance programs to help pay for medication. You can search online or ask your medical provider for help.
The following hospitals have emergency rooms that are SAFE centers, specializing in helping survivors of sexual assault:
Bellevue, Beth Israel, and St. Luke's. For more information about SAFE
Bellevue Hospital Center—Sexual Assault Response Team SAFE Center462 First Avenue, CD Building, room CD408
(at East 26th Street)212.562.3435 or 212.562.3755
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC)CVTC of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive hospital-based victim assistance program in New York State.
411 West 114th Street, suite 2C
(between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)212.523.4728
Beth Israel Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Intervention ProgramBeth Israel offers a variety of services to survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, including medical care, counseling, and information and referral, as well as information, training, and advocacy.
Department of Social Work
317 East 17th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
New York City Alliance Against Sexual AssaultThe alliance website serves as a source for locating hospitals, treatment, prevention, and police intervention.
The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)AVP fights hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities through counseling, advocacy, organizing, and public education.
240 West 35th Street, suite 200
(between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)212.714.1141
New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)RAINN is a national anti–sexual assault support and advocacy organization. The website includes resources and information on sexual violence, abuse, and assault.
Safe HorizonSafe Horizon is a victim assistance agency that provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse.
Emergency CareThis webpage contains emergency response information for victims of rape and sexual assault.
Medline Plus Safer Sex informationMedline Plus offers information about prevention of sexually transmitted disease.
Society for Human SexualityThe Society for Human Sexuality offers a detailed guide to safe sex.
Sex, Etc.Published by Answer at Rutgers University, Sex, Etc. offers information and advice on sex, love and relationships, pregnancy, birth control and condoms, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help GuideThis Web page describes ways to raise your self-esteem.
Self-Esteem Games—McGill UniversityPlay games and be happier: Researchers at McGill University have discovered that people may be able to change negative thought patterns through a computer game.
Self Esteem 2 GoThis website provides information about ways to raise your self-esteem.
Go Ask Alice!Go Ask Alice! is a health question-and-answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University.
Info for Teens—Planned ParenthoodInformation about sexuality oriented to teens but of general relevance. Find helpful videos, chats, and other resources at the following page.
SexInfoThe University of California offers a comprehensive website of research-based information about sexuality.
Men's HealthThis site covers a range of topics pertaining to men's health.
Student Health Services80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
212.229.1671, option 2
HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Input zip codes and find clinics and testing centers in the vicinity: getpep.info/get-pep-now NYC resources and clinics: www.pep411.comManhattan 24/7 sites include: Roosevelt Hospital
1000 Tenth Avenue at West 59th Street
St. Luke's Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Avenue at West 114th Street
Men’s Sexual Health Project: Project 36:00
East 27th and First Avenue
24/7 program providing an HIV PEP starter pack without an ER visit Center for Disease Control (CDC) CDC offers information about types and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
cdc.gov/stdCDC informationThe following webpage provides information about herpes prevention and treatment.
cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htmOn-Campus Free Confidential HIV Testing80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
Mondays, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
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. For more information,
Off-Campus Testing Sites
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Input zip codes and find clinics and testing centers in the vicinity: gettested.cdc.govNew York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)
Obtain information about HIV testing sites from the New York City Department of Health by calling 800.TALK.HIV or 212.447.8200 to learn more. There are a number testing sites throughout New York City.NYCDOHMH's Manhattan Sites
Central Harlem2238 Fifth Avenue (East 137th Street)
New York, NY 10037
Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Services: STD services for those patients presenting symptoms or at risk of exposure, emergency contraception, HIV counseling, and rapid testing
Riverside160 West 100th Street
(between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)New York, NY 10025
Call 311 for details
Manhattanville Renaissance21 Old Broadway (corner of West 126th Street)
New York, NY 10027
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Services: STD services for those patients presenting symptoms or at risk of exposure, emergency contraception, HIV counseling, and rapid testing. "QUICK BIC" SYPHILIS Prevention Treatment for men who have sex with men. Ask at the Triage Desk for more information. Get a
penicillin injection with BIC (Bicillin) that will treat syphilis before symptoms appear and receive a syphilis test.
Community-Based OrganizationsCallen-Lorde356 West 18th Street
(between Eighth and Ninth Avenues)New York, NY 10011
Call 212.271.7200 to schedule an appointment.
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education
224 West 29th Street, ground floor (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)
Monday through Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. for walk-ins
Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. for appointments only
Friday, 12:30–7:00 p.m. for walk-ins
Institute for Family HealthSidney Hillman and Phillips Family Practice
16 East 16th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Union Square West)New York, NY 10003
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center25 Allen Street
(between Canal and Hester Streets)New York, NY 10002
Monday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Student Health Services80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
212.229.1671, option 2
Free Coaching and Support Hotlines866.NY.QUITS
Free Smoking Cessation Programs Many health insurers offer free smoking cessation programs. The program listed directly below is offered through The New School's health insurance plan with Aetna.
Quit Tobacco Cessation ProgramSay good-bye to tobacco and hello to a healthier future! The one-year Quit Tobacco program is provided by Healthyroads, a leading provider of tobacco cessation programs. You'll get personal attention from health
professionals that can help find what works for you. To access this program, have your health insurance card available and register for Aetna Navigator here:
Local Smoking Cessation ProgramsNew York City provides the following list of programs to help smokers quit; many are free.
There are more in the surrounding areas; this is a list of New Jersey resources:
Resources for Smoking Cessationnyc.gov/nycquitswww.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_ smokingwww.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cessationwww.smokefree.govwww.ffsonline.orgwww.quitnet.com
How to Deal with Nicotine Withdrawal (PDF)www.nysmokefree.com/newweb/FactSheets/Withdrawal.pdf
Individual, Personal Smoking Cessation Support You can also get support by making an appointment with a medical provider at The New School's Student Health Services, if you have paid the Health Services fee. Just call 212.229.1671, option 2.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)The ADAA website includes online screenings and links to self-help resources.
Half of UsA site for college students offering information on emotional health and ways to find help in dealing with emotional problems and challenging situations.
Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students by the University of GeorgiaThis site provides descriptions of several relaxation techniques (meditation, visualization, deep breathing, even drawing and coloring).
Listen to RelaxDownload MP3 files of relaxation exercises from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Time Management Quiz and GuidanceA program hosted on Virginia Tech's website that offers assistance with time management.
Study Guides and Strategies—Time ManagementThis website provides time management strategies and suggestions for organizing projects and priorities.
U.S. Department of State—TravelThe State Department offers travelers information about visas, requirements, and health and provides travel warnings.
Interchurch Center Medical OfficeThe office provides travel consultations and immunizations to the public.
475 Riverside Drive, room 241 (between West 119th and West 120th Streets)
Centers for Disease ControlCDC's site provides information on health relevant to travelers.
718.553.1685 or 800.CDC.INFO
World Health Organization (WHO)WHO, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system, offers information on global health trends on its website.
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)IAMAT provides travel health advice and coordinates an international network of qualified medical practitioners to assist travelers in need of emergency medical care.
City MD14 West 14th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) 212.390.0558For more locations, visit
DOCS/New York Health Care55 East 34th Street, 7th floor (between Park and Madison Avenues)
DOCS/New York Health Care202 West 23rd Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)
Lenox Hill Healthplex30 Seventh Avenue (between West 12th and West 13th Streets)
Student Health ServicesIf you call after hours, you will be connected with a nurse.
80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor (corner of 14th Street)
212.229.1671, option 2
General Vision Service20 West 14th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
Rachel Knopf andTamara Oyola-Santiago80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floorNew York, NY 10011
212.229.1671, option email@example.com
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