The primary mission of University Health Center is to provide outpatient medical care to all enrolled students so they will remain healthy and succeed academically at Montclair State University. We offer comprehensive, high quality care in the same manner as most outside health care providers and invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our services. It will be quite evident we are not the school nurse anymore!
Below are three commonly asked questions and a list of suggestions of ways in which our department can assist faculty and staff during the academic year. Please feel free to contact us at any time either by calling our office at 973-655-4361.
What do I do if there is a medical emergency?
If there is a medical emergency in your classroom or anywhere on campus, call University Police at 973-655-5222. An ambulance will be dispatched to your location. If you are off campus, always call 911.
What do I do if a student confides that he/she has been sexually assaulted?
The Montclair State University Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) offers comprehensive, victim centered services to our students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. What is important in assisting sexual assault victims is to ensure their safety and assist them in getting help and support. This can be done by contacting University Police at 973-655-5222 or UHC at 973-655-4361. Neither of these actions requires that a police report be filed by the victim. The details of available services offered by MSU SART can be found at www.montclair.edu/university-health-center/sexual-assault.
What do I do during a public health emergency?
The University Health Center has significant expertise in the area of public health and disaster emergencies and continuously monitors potential and current incidents through state and national communication systems. UHC provides ongoing medical advisement to Montclair State University administration during such emergencies and assists in creating procedures that will protect the health and wellbeing of our campus community.
During any type of campus or community outbreak we recommend that all faculty, staff and students:
- Monitor the University and University Health Center Web pages for the most current information and notifications at www.montclair.edu/university-health-center/ and www.montclair.edu,
- Check your Montclair State University e-mail account daily for updates,
- Sign up for the MSU Alert broadcast system at https://www.getrave.com/login/montclair.Adhere to all recommended and required procedures.
There are many opportunities in which UHC can assist faculty and staff: The following are just a few of the possibilities:
- Presentations on health and medical topics including preventive care, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, sexual assault, public health, and disaster medicine,
- Consultation for concerns regarding a student or staff experiencing physical symptoms of an illness,
- Collaboration on health focused special events,
- Infectious disease and public health consultation,
- Provision of yearly influenza vaccinations and other immunizations during public health emergencies.
The University Health Center looks forward to working together with faculty and staff to ensure the success, safety, and wellbeing of our community and we encourage you to contact us whenever there is a need for our services.