Health & Wellness

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The concerns around recent events nationally and globally may understandably cause stress and anxiety for most of us. We are here to support you through this difficult time. The university has resources and support services that can help, including free and confidential services available at many of our Health and Wellness offices.

On-Campus Resources

Offices & Contacts 

Office  Phone Email
Counseling Center will be open M-F 8:30am-4:30 pm, with late appointments available daily by appointment.  In order to ensure the safety of our community, all services will be offered via telephone or video conferencing. To schedule an appointment to speak to a clinician, please contact via listed phone number or email address -->  973-353-5805 counseling@newark.rutgers.edu
Student Health Services - will be open M-F 8:30am-4:30 pm with limited staff.  To schedule a phone consult with a clinician, please call 973-353-5232. Please note the Pharmacy will be closed until further notice. To maintain a healthy and safe community, we are not accepting walk-in appointments at this time.  Our nurse hotline is available afterhours from 430pm-830am at 866.221.9674.  ​To schedule an appointment to speak to a clinician, please contact via listed phone number or email address --> 973-353-5232 stuhlth@newark.rutgers.edu
Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance has advised that all questions and concerns should be directed to their listed phone number or email address --> 973-353-1918 | 201-259-3560 run.vpa@rutgers.edu 

Supportive Group Spaces

Managing Relationships During Times of Crisis
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Supportive space to explore all relationships 

Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm | Register here

Presented by VPVA and the Counseling Center

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Moving Forward, Together
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A supportive virtual space from the Counseling Center to:

  • Connect with other students
  • Learn to manage stress, improve self-care and get moving 

Moderated by Counseling Center therapist, Dr. David Singer | Email: david.singer@rutgers.edu

Mondays 5pm-6pm via Zoom | Link to meeting

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Recovery Support Group: Together, we can get through anything
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Thursdays 11am-1pm via Zoom | Email run4recovery@rutgers.edu for meeting ID.

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Quarantine Support Group: Share, Listen, Support
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Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm (Confidential Zoom Group) | For more info, email s.lichtman@rutgers.edu

Group will be moderated by Counseling Center therapist, Simi Lichtman, LCSW

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Off-Campus Resources 

The following information was kindly gathered by Professor Arturo E. Osorio, Rutgers Business School 

  1. Crisis Text Line: text “NJ” to 741741
  2. Family Helpline: 1-800-843-5437
  3. Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
  4. Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-4357
  5. Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
  6. @NJVET2VET: 1-866-838-7654
  7. New Jersey Department of Health 24 hour hotline for Corona: 1-800-222-1222
  8. National Association of Social Workers - New Jersey Chapter: Free Online Mental Health Resources

Key Contacts

Blumenthal HallRoom 101
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

Counseling Center will be open M-F 8:30am-4:30 pm, with late appointments available daily by appointment.  In order to ensure the safety of our community, all services will be offered via telephone or video conferencing. To schedule an appointment to speak to a clinician, please contact via listed phone number or email address.