Mission Statement

Rutgers University Newark Health Service, accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, supports the mission of the University, including: student education, retention, academic success, leadership, and healthy personal growth and development.

The Rutgers University Health Services is composed of board certified health professionals who value innovation, quality, and efficiency and aim to meet the evolving needs of a diverse community.

Our mission is to serve the needs of ALL students as an integral part of the network of student support services, with special attention to health care and health education. We provide access to comprehensive preventative health programs, care for accidents and illness, and linkages to specialty services on a twenty-four hour basis. Although, we are not an emergency room, we provide care for patients with acute health problems. We utilize a holistic approach which recognizes the connections between healthy minds and healthy bodies in all our interactions. We work closely with mental health and drug and alcohol services on this campus. We are not an occupational health center.

  • Our health services are provided at the highest level with the oversight of our Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, in accordance with HIPAA laws, and Accreditation Requirements of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
  • We operate under the direction of the Newark Chancellor’s Office by consulting on matters related to the health and welfare of the Newark campus, and we collaborate with our colleagues on the New Brunswick and Camden campuses in matters of mutual concern
  • We offer low cost pharmacy services for the Rutgers community, and accept a number of health insurance plans for students.
  • We support a low cost insurance plan for students, in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in order to provide more comprehensive health care services to students. This plan includes optional dental and vision plans, and is equivalent to the Platinum plan under ACA.
  • We use the guidelines provided by Healthy People 2020 and Healthy Campus 2020 to encourage the development of a wellness culture for the entire campus community. We apply age-appropriate clinical guidelines of CDC and Specialty Boards in our patient care.
  • We maintain relationships with NJ state and local resources such as Rutgers Police, to alert the campus, and serve as first responders in case of a public health emergency. Health Service staff trains and educates itself and the campus regarding emergency preparedness.
  • We provide health promotion programs such as biannual health fairs, Flu clinics, nutrition programs.
  • We participate in health promotion and advocacy programs to prevent or respond to incidents of Sexual assault and Interpersonal violence.
  • We work with Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety department and the campus community to ensure a safe campus environment, including sponsorship of bi-annual health fairs and flu PODs, and attention to infection control and violence prevention.
  • We support continuing education and credentialing efforts of staff.