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  • Medical and Mental Health Resources

    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.

    Hotlines (24 hours)


    Crisis Chat: www.crisischat.org
    Domestic Violence: 212.577.7777
    Emergency Contraception: 888.NOT.2.LATE, www.EC-Help.org, www.not-2-late.com
    National 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: 212.732.5230
    Poison: 212.764.7667 (212.POISONS)
    Safe Horizon Crime Victims Hotline: 800.689.HELP (800.689.4357)
    Safe Horizon Rape, Sexual Assault, & 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.org
    Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860
    General Information (New York City): 311
    Emergency (New York City): 911

    Emergency Rooms (Medical)


    New York Presbyterian Hospital
    525 East 68th Street (east of York Avenue)
    212.746.5454

    Beth Israel Hospital
    East 16th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
    10 Union Square East (between 14th and 15th Streets)
    212.420.2000

    NYU Medical Center
    560 First Avenue (at 33rd Street)
    212.263.5550

    Roosevelt/St. Luke's Hospital Center
    1000 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street)
    212.263.7300

    NYU Downtown Hospital
    170 William Street
    212.312.5000

    Long Island College Hospital
    Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street (Brooklyn)
    718.780.1000

    Lenox Hill Hospital
    100 East 77th Street (at Lexington Avenue)
    212.434.2000

    Bellevue Hospital Center
    462 First Avenue (at 27th Street)
    212.562.1000

    Emergency Rooms (Psychiatric)


    New York Presbyterian Hospital
    525 East 68th Street (east of York Avenue)
    888.694.5700

    NYU Medical Center
    560 First Avenue, suite 7D (at 33rd Street)
    212.263.5550 or 212.263.7419

    Abortion


    Planned Parenthood of New York City

    212.274.7200 or 800.230.PLAN (call for information and nearest clinic)
    www.plannedparenthood.org/nyc

    Park Med Eastern Women's Center
    800 Second Avenue, 7th floor (between 42nd and 43rd Streets)
    212.686.6066 or 800.346.5111

    Eastside Gynecology
    225 East 64th Street, suite C2 (between Second and Third Avenues)
    212.308.4988

    Alcohol Use Prevention and Treatment


    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Find a local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at the following website.
    www.nyintergroup.org/meetinglist

    Al-Anon
    Al-Anon is a support group for family members and loved ones of alcoholics.
    www.al-anon.alateen.org
    nycalanon.org

    Harm Reduction Coalition
    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.
    www.harmreduction.org

    ReDirect
    ReDirect is a peer-led support group at The New School for students who want to talk about alcohol.
    wellness@newschool.edu

    Smart Recovery
    This organization offers an alternative or a complement to a 12-step group. Meetings are held online.
    www.smartrecovery.org

    Anger Management and Conflict Resolution


    Controlling Anger—Before It Controls You

    The American Psychological Association offers information online about anger, its origins and causes, and ways to control it.
    www.apa.org/topics/anger/control.aspx

    The Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo)
    CRInfo offers a variety of resources on conflict management and resolution.
    www.crinfo.org

    Body Art


    Information on Piercing from the University of California at Santa Barbara

    www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/body-piercing

    The Mayo Clinic
    The Mayo Clinic offers information on the risks of getting tattoos and what to look for in a tattoo parlor.
    www.mayoclinic.com/health/tattoos-and-piercings/MC00020

    Body Positivity

    Body Positivity

    Endangered Bodies

    Endangered Bodies is an international local-global initiative, launched by the international Endangered Species summits in March 2011.
    www.endangeredbodies.org

    Honoring Your Belly

    Improving Body Image
    Scroll down the following Web page for body image improvement exercises.
    www.edreferral.com/body_image.htm

    Adios Barbie!
    Adios Barbie! is an entertaining interactive website about body image.
    www.adiosbarbie.com

    About-Face
    About-Face offers women and girls resources on media messages and body image.
    www.about-face.org

    Contraception


    Condoms

    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

    Free external (male) condoms, internal (female) condoms, non-latex external condoms, dental dams, and lubricant are available at the following locations on campus:

    Student Health Services
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.1671, option 4

    Office of Student Development and Activities
    80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5687

    All residence halls

    Planned Parenthood of New York City
    Planned Parenthood of New York City offers essential reproductive health care and educational programs and engages in advocacy.
    www.plannedparenthood.org/nyc

    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 website.

    Dental Care


    Stu-Dent Plan—NYU College of Dentistry

    The Stu-Dent Plan offers low-cost dental care to students.
    345 East 24th Street (at First Avenue)
    212.998.9870

    Morningside Dental Associates—Columbia University
    This group offers low-cost dental care to students.
    1244 Amsterdam Avenue (at 121st Street)
    212.961.1266

    Drug Use Prevention and Treatment

    BASICS

    This New School program, a collaboration between Student Health Services and NSSR's Psychology program, helps students learn about safer alcohol and other drug use.
    basics@newschool.edu
    347.927.0420

    Street Drugs—Drug Resource List
    The following website provides a searchable list of drugs with descriptions including alternate names, uses, side effects, and withdrawal symptoms.
    www.streetdrugs.org

    Harm Reduction Coalition
    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.
    www.harmreduction.org

    Narcotics Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous offers 12-step programs for people wishing to overcome substance abuse.
    www.na.org
    portaltools.na.org/portaltools/MeetingLoc

    Smart Recovery
    This organization offers an alternative or complement to a 12-step group. Meetings are held online.
    www.smartrecovery.org

    Eating Disorders


    Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

    The following website provides information and links about eating disorders and finding treatment.
    ww.edreferral.com

    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.
    www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

    Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
    Something Fishy offers online forums, chats, and information on anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating and support for those affected by eating disorders.
    www.something-fishy.org

    Emergency Contraception


    Student Health Services

    New School Student Health Services offers free emergency contraception.
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    212.229.1671, option 2

    Planned Parenthood
    26 Bleecker Street
    212.965.7000

    Planned Parenthood
    44 Court Street, 6th floor (Brooklyn)
    212.965.7000

    Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Care


    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    (Medical Emergencies and Clinics)
    310 East 14th Street (at Second Avenue)
    212.979.4000

    Exercise (see also Nutrition)


    Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

    CDC'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.
    www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa

    New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
    The 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.
    www.nycgovparks.org

    Exercise Tracker
    MedHelp's free Exercise Tracker is an easy-to-read interactive chart that allows users to keep track of their daily exercise and fitness activity.
    www.medhelp.org/land/exercise-tracker

    New School Office of Recreation and Intramural Sports
    The New School offers intramural sports, group fitness classes, outdoor recreation, special events and programs, and recreation clubs.
    www.newschool.edu/studentservices/recreation

    New School student discounts are available at the Crunch fitness center at Fourth Avenue and 12th Street and at the 14th Street YMCA.

    Immunizations


    Immunization Hotline:
    212.349.2664

    Chelsea Health Center—Walk-In
    303 Ninth Avenue, 1st floor (between 27th and 28th Streets)
    Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Please call before arrival.
    212.239.1718

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    CDC offers an extensive body of information regarding immunizations.
    www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html?s_cid=cs_001

    Internet Privacy, Safety, and Use


    Facebook Addiction

    www.thedailymind.com/productivity/facebook-syndrome-8-ways-to-beat-your-facebook-addiction

    Facebook Privacy Tips
    Ten privacy settings everyone should know and use.
    www.allfacebook.com/facebook-privacy-2009-02

    Internet Addiction Test
    www.netaddiction.com/index.php?option=com_bfquiz&view=onepage&catid=46&Itemid=106

    Internet Privacy Tips
    This page explains exactly how you are tracked on the Internet and what you can do about it.
    http://www.usa.gov/topics/family/privacy-protection/online.shtml

    LGBTQIAGNC Health and Resources

    Hotlines

    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

    University-based

    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 School
    Safe Zone trainings are open to all students, faculty, and staff. The initial training 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.
    safezone@newschool.edu

    The Queer Collective

    newschool.queercollective@gmail.com
    During the academic year, the Queer Collective organizes a variety of social and political programs.

    QUEEROCRACY
    www.queerocracy.org
    www.queerocracy.tumblr.com
    twitter.com/#!/queerocracynyc

    Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    Callen-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)
    212.271.7200
    www.callen-lorde.org

    GMHC
    GMHC offers HIV/AIDS treatment information, news and statistics, prevention education, and information on fighting AIDS.
    800.243.7692
    www.gmhc.org

    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.
    www.hrc.org

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center
    The center serves as a New York City resource for LGBTQ youth and adults.
    208 West 13th Street
    212.620.7310
    www.gaycenter.org

    Parents, 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.
    www.pflag.org

    YouthResource
    YouthResource 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.
    www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource

    Mental Health


    LifeNet
    (24 hours): 800.LIFE.NET
    National Crisis Hotline
    (24 hours): 800.273.8255
    National Suicide Hotline
    (24 hours): 800.784.2433
    Samaritans Suicide Hotline
    (24 hours): 212.673.3000

    Active Minds

    Active Minds is a national student-run organization that promotes mental health awareness, education, and advocacy. The organization has a chapter at The New School.
    www.activeminds.org
    activeminds@newschool.edu

    Depression Screening (sponsored by Mental Health America)
    Mental Health America offers a free online screening tool and links to other resources.
    www.depression-screening.org

    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.
    www.dbsalliance.org

    WebMD—Depression
    This comprehensive site includes information about tests used to diagnose and tips for fighting depression.
    www.webmd.com/depression

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    The NAMI website provides information about mental illness, NAMI on college campuses, and online communities.
    www.nami.org

    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 topics.
    www.nimh.nih.gov/about/index.shtml

    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.
    www.samaritansnyc.org/resourceguide

    Psych Central—Mental Health Network
    psychcentral.com/disorders

    Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
    www.minddisorders.com

    Nutrition (see also Exercise)


    American Dietetics Association

    The American Dietetics Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, offers information on food safety, nutrition, weight loss, and related topics.
    www.eatright.org

    Cooking on Campus Guide
    Allrecipes.com offers a beginner's guide to campus cooking.
    allrecipes.com/HowTo/Campus-Cooking-101-a-Beginners-Guide/Detail.aspx

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most recently revised in 2010.
    www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines

    Nutritional Information on Popular Foods and Related Resources
    Find information on the nutritional content of various food items and on making healthful food choices.
    nutritiondata.self.com

    Nutrition Navigator
    The 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.
    navigator.tufts.edu

    Overeaters Anonymous
    Overeaters Anonymous provides a recovery program for compulsive overeaters.
    www.oa.org

    Spark People
    Spark People is a free online diet and healthy living community.
    www.sparkpeople.com

    Peer Health Advocacy


    The New You

    The New You is The New School's peer health advocacy program, organized by and for students.
    wellness@newschool.edu

    The Bacchus Network
    The BACCHUS Network is a nonprofit organization that promotes student and young adult leadership on health and safety issues on campus and in the community.
    www.bacchusgamma.org

    Pharmacies (Local)


    The following pharmacies are the three closest to Union Square. All three accept coverage under the university-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan.

    Duane Reade
    24 East 14th Street (between Fifth Avenue and University Place)
    212.989.3632

    Duane Reade (open 24 hours)
    378 Sixth Avenue (at Waverly Place)
    212.674.5357

    Kmart
    Astor Place and Fourth Avenue
    212.253.9661

    Pregnancy

    Pregnancy tests are offered at Student Health Services.

    Student Health Services/Medical Services
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    212.229.1671, option 2

    Prescription Assistance


    NeedyMeds

    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.
    www.needymeds.org

    Relationship Violence, Rape, and Sexual Assault

    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
    centers: hospitals.nyhealth.gov/learn.php?t=SAFE

    Bellevue Hospital Center—Sexual Assault Response Team SAFE Center
    462 First Avenue, CD Building, room CD408
    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
    212.523.4728
    www.cvtc-slr.org

    Beth Israel Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Intervention Program
    Beth 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
    212.420.4516

    New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
    The alliance website serves as a source for locating hospitals, treatment, prevention, and police intervention.
    www.svfreenyc.org

    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
    212.714.1141
    www.avp.org

    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.
    800.656.4673
    www.rainn.org

    Safe Horizon
    Safe Horizon is a victim assistance agency that provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse.
    800.621.HOPE (4673)
    www.safehorizon.org

    Emergency Care
    This Web page contains emergency response information for victims of rape and sexual assault.
    www.svfreenyc.org/survivors_emergency.html

    Safer Sex


    Medline Plus Safer Sex information

    Medline Plus offers information about prevention of sexually transmitted disease.
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001949.htm

    Society for Human Sexuality
    The Society for Human Sexuality offers a detailed guide to safe sex.
    www.sexuality.org/safesex.html

    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.
    www.sexetc.org

    Self-Esteem


    Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide

    This Web page describes ways to raise your self-esteem.
    www.athealth.com/Consumer/disorders/self-esteem.html

    Self-Esteem Games—McGill University
    Play games and be happier: Researchers at McGill University have discovered that people may be able to change negative thought patterns through a computer game.
    selfesteemgames.mcgill.ca

    Self Esteem 2 Go
    This website provides information about ways to raise your self-esteem.
    www.selfesteem2go.com

    Sexuality and Sexual Health


    Go Ask Alice!

    Go Ask Alice! is a health question-and-answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University.
    www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

    Info for Teens—Planned Parenthood
    Information about sexuality oriented to teens but of general relevance. Find helpful videos, chats, and other resources at the following page.
    www.plannedparenthood.org/info-for-teens

    SexInfo
    The University of California offers a comprehensive website of research-based information about sexuality.
    www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo

    Men's Health
    This site covers a range of topics pertaining to men's health.
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealth.html

    Sexually Transmitted Infections


    Student Health Services

    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    212.229.1671, option 2

    HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
    Input zipcodes and find clinics and testing centers in the vicinity: pepnow.org
    NYC resources and clinics: www.pep411.com

    Manhattan 24/7 sites include:
    Roosevelt Hospital
    Emergency Department
    1000 Tenth Avenue at 59th Street

    St. Lukes Hospital
    Emergency Department
    1111 Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street

    Men’s Sexual Health Project: Project 36:00
    27th and First Ave
    New York, NY 10016
    646.501.5200
    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.
    www.cdc.gov/std

    CDC information
    The following Web page provides information about herpes prevention and treatment.
    www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm

    On-Campus Free Confidential HIV Testing
    Mondays, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    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 nor during the summer. For more information, email wellness@newschool.edu.
     
    Off-Campus Testing Sites

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Input zipcodes and find clinics and testing centers in the vicinity: http://hivtest.cdc.gov/STDTesting.aspx

    New 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 Harlem
    2238 Fifth Ave. (137th St.)
    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

    Chelsea

    303 Ninth Ave. (28th St.)
    New York, NY 10001
    Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Services: STD Services for those patients presenting symptoms or at risk of exposure, Emergency Contraception, HIV Counseling and Rapid Testing
    Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Services: HIV Counseling and Testing Only

    Manhattanville Renaissance
    21 Old Broadway (corner of 126th St.)
    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 Organizations
    Callen-Lorde
    Call 212.271.7200 to schedule an appointment.
    356 West 18th St.
    New York, NY 10011

    Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
    David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education
    224 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
    Monday – 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 Health
    Sidney Hillman and Phillips Family Practice
    212.206.5200 - call for HIV testing hours
    16 East 16th Street
    New York, NY 10003
    Hours
    M – F: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
    Sat & Sun: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

    Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center
    25 Allen Street
    New York, NY 10002
    (212) 226-6333
    Walk-In Hours:
    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.

    Smoking Cessation

    Free Coaching and Support Hotlines
    866.NY.QUITS
    866.NJ.STOPS

    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 Program
    Say 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: https://member.aetna.com/memberRegistration/register/home

    Local Smoking Cessation Programs
    New York City provides the following list of programs to help smokers quit; many are free.
    www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/csi/cessation-guide.pdf

    There are more in the surrounding areas; this is a list of New Jersey resources: www.state.nj.us/health/ctcp/smokefree/quitservices.shtml

    Resources for Smoking Cessation
    nyc.gov/nycquits
    www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_ smoking
    www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cessation
    familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/addictions/tobacco/161.html
    www.smokefree.gov
    www.ffsonline.org
    www.quitnet.com
    quitsmokingcommunity.org

    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.

    Stress and Anxiety


    Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

    The ADAA website includes online screenings and links to self-help resources.
    www.adaa.org

    Half of Us
    A site for college students offering information on emotional health and ways to find help in dealing with emotional problems and challenging situations.
    www.halfofus.com

    Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students by the University of Georgia
    This site provides descriptions of several relaxation techniques (meditation, visualization, deep breathing, even drawing and coloring).
    www.uhs.uga.edu/stress

    Listen to Relax
    Download MP3 files of relaxation exercises from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
    www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling_relax.aspx

    Time Management


    Time Management Quiz and Guidance

    A program hosted on Virginia Tech's website that offers assistance with time management.
    www.ucc.vt.edu/lynch/timemanagement.htm

    Study Guides and Strategies—Time Management
    This website provides time management strategies and suggestions for organizing projects and priorities.
    www.studygs.net/timman.htm

    Travel


    U.S. Department of State—Travel

    The State Department offers travelers information about visas, requirements, and health and provides travel warnings.
    travel.state.gov

    Interchurch Center Medical Office
    The office provides travel consultations and immunizations to the public.
    475 Riverside Drive, room 241 (between 119th and 120th Streets)
    212.870.2200
    www.interchurch-center.org/immunizations.html

    Centers for Disease Control
    CDC's site provides information on health relevant to travelers.
    718.553.1685 or 800.CDC.INFO
    www.cdc.gov/travel

    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.
    www.who.int/en

    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.
    716.754.4883
    www.iamat.org

    Urgent Care


    DOCS/New York Health Care

    55 East 34th Street, 7th floor (between Park and Madison Avenues)
    212.252.6001

    DOCS/New York Health Care
    202 West 23rd Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues)
    212.352.2600

    Student Health Services
    If 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

    Vision Care


    General Vision Service

    20 West 14th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
    212.229.1470

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