University Health Center
Business Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For medical emergencies during business AND non-business hours, call University Police at 973-655-5222, or dial 9 – 911.
The University Health Center offers health care services to all enrolled students and provides health and medical advisement to the University community. Care is provided by nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and part-time physicians. Services include diagnosis and treatment of illnesses/injuries, women’s health, HIV/STI/pregnancy screening, immunizations, oversight of public health emergencies, and forensic/medical care as part of the University Sexual Assault Response Team.
Office visits at the University Health Center are free. Students may incur minimal charges for medications and laboratory work. Visits are by appointment only.
All records are strictly confidential and are not a part of other University records. Patient information will not be released without prior written consent.
Medical Excuse Policy: The staff of the University Health Center encourages responsible class attendance and honest dialogue between students and instructors. In the event of significant illness, a student may be provided with a REPORT OF VISIT with recommendations for absence from class or work. These notes are written at the discretion of the clinician and are reserved for serious illness. All REPORT OF VISIT notes are written on official letterhead. Copies should not be accepted as documentation. To protect our student’s confidentiality, no diagnostic or treatment information will be provided. REPORT OF VISIT notes will not be provided for minor illness or given to students who have not been seen at UHC. Retroactive class excuses will be written only in extenuating circumstances. A student who was seen by a healthcare provider other than UHC should be referred to that provider for documentation of illness. In the event of extended illness in which a significant amount of class time will be missed, the Dean of Students will notify professors via email.