• Medical Services

    Medical Services offers medical evaluation and treatment for illness and injury, gynecological consultation and treatment, prescriptions, medications, immunizations, and other preventive services. All services are strictly confidential and do not become part of a student's academic record.

    Please note that Medical Services will experience a temporary service interruption for the following types of appointments between March 20 and June 20, 2019:

    • Annual gynecological exams
    • IUD/Nexplanon insertions and counseling
    • Routine physical exams

    Students can still make appointments for all other types of visits, including gynecological emergencies. Birth control prescriptions will also be provided and renewed during this time.

    If you would like to obtain a routine physical examination or annual GYN exam between March 20 and June 20, please contact us at 212.229.1671, option 2, for a referral to other medical providers in your health insurance network.

    We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    Temporary Closure: June 2019

    From June 10 through August 15, 2019, the lobby of Student Health Services (SHS) will undergo a renovation to create new soundproof spaces for the expanded counseling staff. SHS will be closed from June 6 until further notice to facilitate these changes. During this time, students in need of acute medical care should use their health insurance to visit a neighborhood urgent care facility or emergency room or call a crisis hotline; a list of local options is available on our Medical and Mental Health Resources page. Any student in crisis can also reach out to Student Support and Crisis Management. Counseling appointments will be available only to students in urgent need; these students can call 212.229.1671, option 1, to make an appointment. During this closure, administrative staff will still be available to monitor the SHS email account and respond to student inquiries. 

    We will share more information about our reopening as soon as possible by email and on this page.

    We apologize for the inconvenience that this closure may cause, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade our facilities.

    Measles Health Alert

    There is currently a citywide and national outbreak of measles. Nearly 400 cases in New York City have been confirmed since October 2018. Almost all of these cases have occurred among people living in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn.

    More than 600 cases of measles have been identified in 22 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington.

    Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. Measles can cause serious health complications, especially in young children and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, and red, watery eyes, followed by a rash of tiny red spots that spread all over the body. Measles can lead to pneumonia, brain damage, deafness, and death.

    Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles. Individuals who have received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine are considered immune and highly unlikely to contract measles.

    New York State law requires all college students to receive two doses of measles vaccine. The vast majority of New School students have been fully immunized against measles and are therefore at low risk. For more information about measles, please visit the New York City Department of Health's measles information page.

    Schedule an Appointment

    Visits to Medical Services are primarily by appointment, though limited walk-in hours are available, as described below. Same-day and next-day appointments are available for students with urgent medical issues. In the rare event that Medical Services is unable to accommodate a student with an acute illness or injury, an appropriate outside referral will be provided.

    To schedule an appointment, please call us at 212.229.1671, option 2. Certain non-urgent medical appointments can be scheduled online through the Student Health Services Portal.

    We encourage you to call and speak with our nurse manager about your concerns during business hours. Depending on your symptoms, the nurse manager may recommend self-care, schedule an appointment with Medical Services, or refer you to an appropriate outside provider.

    Medical Services is closed from 12:00 to 1:45 p.m. on the following Mondays: September 24, November 26, February 25, March 25, and April 29. Medical Services is closed from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018, and Monday, January 28, 2019. Medical Services is closed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on February 13, 2019. Medical Services is closed on May 20, 2019.

    If you need immediate assistance or have an emergency outside of our business hours, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

    Walk-In Hours

    Medical Services offers walk-in hours for students with urgent illnesses or injuries. Students with non-urgent concerns will be offered an appropriate appointment. If we have reached capacity, you will be briefly assessed to determine the best course of action.

    Walk-in hours are available at the following times or until we reach capacity:

    Monday, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.*
    Tuesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 1:45-2:45 p.m.
    Wednesday, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Thursday, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    *Walk-in hours are 9:45-10:45 a.m. and 1:45-2:45 p.m. on April 29 and May 20.

    After-Hours Nurse Advice Line

    Nurse Response is an after-hours nurse advice line available to students whenever Student Health Services is closed. Experienced nurses will provide you with medical guidance, health information, assistance in decision making, and referrals.