Health & Safety

NYU Student Health Center (SHC)


726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floors

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with medical, psychological, pharmaceutical, educational, crisis response, and support services.  Whether your needs are routine or urgent, you require counseling, or have questions about health services, the SHC staff can assist you.

NYU Wellness Exchange: 212-443-9999


The Wellness Exchange is available to all students and connects you to services at NYU that support your overall health and mental health needs.  The Exchange is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the hotline (above), and it puts you in touch with professionals who can help you address day-to-day challenges and questions, as well as any crises you may encounter including depression, sexual assault, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse.

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The NYU Student Health Center, located at 726 Broadway


Health Insurance
Only international visiting students are covered by NYU Student Health Insurance. All other visiting students are not.  Please check with your own health insurance to determine if you are covered for services provided by the Student Health Center before you make an appointment.  We also encourage all students to carry a copy of their insurance cards with them at all times in case of an emergency.

Public Safety
7 Washington Place

Housed in the same space as the Card Center, Public Safety provides emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  If you need assistance, call the helpline listed above or ask a guard.  Guards are posted in most NYU buildings and patrol the campus area.  University buildings with green lights outside the main entrance have guards on duty 24 hours a day, and emergency call boxes are located throughout Washington Square.  Public Safety also manages the University’s Lost and Found.

Safe Havens are local businesses where you can seek assistance in case of an emergency.  They are located in the Soho, Greenwich Village, Union Square, and Gramercy Park neighborhoods.  All have a Safe Havens sticker in their windows.  A list of Safe Havens, along with safety tips, is available online.

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Public Safety Officers are here to help! The Public Safety Office is located in the Card Center at 7 Washington Pl.


Safety Tips
We want all students to be safe while traveling around the city. Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website.  All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.

Emergency Contacts

  • In a life- or limb-threatening emergency, students should dial 911 to reach NYC emergency services.  After dialing 911 and speaking to an operator, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222.
  • For emergencies on campus, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222.
  • For urgent medical concerns when the Student Health Center is closed, call 212-443-1111.
  • For mental health needs and support, call the Wellness Exchange at 212-443-9999.