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Health and Wellbeing

In order to keep you safe and healthy, The University Health Center requests that students please call for an appointment before coming into the office when possible, especially if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms including cough and fever. If you do come in directly, please put on a mask immediately.

All of us have a role to play in keeping our community safe from contagious diseases. Wash your hands well and frequently, substitute a smile for a handshake, don’t share eating implements or cups, cover your coughs and sneezes, stay home if you are sick, and seek medical treatment if you are experiencing symptoms that suggest that you should.

For the most up-to-date health information, we also recommend these resources:


The Crisis, Assessment, Response and Education (CARE) Team is a group of University administrators that meets regularly to evaluate concerning behaviors of Montclair State University students. Any community member can submit a report to the CARE Team if they are concerned about the behavior of a student, or if you need help yourself! Reports can be sent directly to a member of the CARE Team, via a CARE Report Form and/or by emailing We continue to evaluate CARE reports. No matter what, even during a pandemic, we are here for you.

Read More about the CARE Team
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is posting information for the Montclair State community on their Services web page for students, staff and faculty. Visit their website for complete information about CAPS.
How to Make a Health Center Appointment

Call first! Our phone number is: 973-655-4361, extension 3. You will be asked several questions about your symptoms, this helps us determine the kind of appointment you need.

We also request that any faculty or staff with flu like symptoms call their primary care provider or Occupational Health for evaluation.

Personal Prevention

COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person in the following ways:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another, which the CDC defines as:
    • being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a room with a COVID-19 case, or
    • having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 patient (e.g., being coughed on)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and you inhale the droplet.
  • By shaking hands or touching a surface recently touched by an infected person.

Here’s what you can do to reduce the risk to yourself, your family and our campus community:

  1. Wash your hands well and frequently, substitute a smile for a handshake, don’t share eating implements, cups, towels or washcloths.
  2. Cover your coughs and sneezes, stay home if you are sick and seek medical treatment if you experience symptoms such as fever or difficulty breathing.
  3. Take care of your emotional health, get sleep, unplug from the news, meditate, exercise and eat well – these all support your body’s immune system.