Health Services Eligibility

FULL-TIME domestic students  and INTERNATIONAL students who have ENROLLED in the student insurance plan

  • There are NO COST to the visit, NO CO-PAYS and NO LIMITS to the number of visits to the student health services. Services include Medical care & Physical exam, STD evaluation, Gynecological exam, Men's health, LGBT health, Nutrition and Physical fitness counseling.
  • Routine laboratory and immunizations are covered by the student insurance plan.
  • Students are recommended to review the terms of the student insurance plan to determine costs and coverage for consultation referrals (e.g., cardiologist), diagnostic tests (e.g., such as x-ray or MRI) and prescriptions. Students are responsible to call the student health insurance company at 800-505-4160 regarding the plan's coverage benefits including preferred vs. out-of network, co-insurance, co-pays, deductibles, limitations and exclusions, etc.

FULL-TIME domestic students who have WAIVED the student insurance plan

  • There are NO COST to the visit, NO CO-PAYS and NO LIMITS to the number of visits to the student health services. Services include Medical care & Physical exam, STD evaluation, Gynecological exam, Men's health, LGBT health, Nutrition and Physical fitness counseling.
  • However, having waived the student insurance, they are personally responsible for laboratory testing (sent to an outside laboratory testing facility) fees  and the costs of immunizations. Most routine and STD testings are low cost (approximate: cholesterol $4.76, HIV antibody $5.62, strep culture $7.62).
  • Rutgers University-Newark Health services and its staff do not participate in any insurance policies. Students need to call their private health insurance regarding reimbursements of these costs. For outside consultation referrals, diagnostic laboratory testing and  x-rays, and prescriptions, students are responsible to contact their private health insurance regarding coverage benefits (e.g., in/out of network, pre-approval from PCP, co-insurance, co-pays, deductible, limitations and exclusions, etc.).

PART-TIME domestic students

  • Part-time students are not mandated to pay the health services student fee or have proof of health insurance. However they are highly advised to enroll in the low-cost student insurance plan during the enrollment period and pay the low-cost health services student fee. With the health services student fee, there are NO COST to the visit, NO CO-PAYS and NO LIMITS to the number of visits to the student health services.
  • Part-time students also have the option to pay the per-visit fee (fee for every visit to the health services). They will also incur charges for laboratory and procedure fees, and costs of immunization.
  • Health services and its staff do not participate in any other insurance policies. Reception area staff can provide details of costs. Payment may be done by Debit or Credit card, cash, or check in the case of continuing students. Students need to call their private health insurance regarding reimbursements of these costs. For outside consultation referrals, diagnostic laboratory testing and  x-rays, and prescriptions, students are responsible to contact their private health insurance regarding coverage benefits (e.g., in/out of network, approval from PCP, co-pays, deductible, percent coverage, etc.).

POST DOCTORAL & GRADUATE fellows

  • Students may contact or visit us to determine eligibility to access the health center. Provide us with your Rutgers ID number and school or progam.

EMPLOYEES staff and faculty

  • Rutgers University Student Health Services-Newark does not provide routine or non-urgent medical services to staff or faculty employees. In the event of a medical urgency or emergency, any employee who comes to the Health Services will be triaged, initiallly assessed and stabilized, and transported to the nearest Urgent Center or Emergency Room facility via ambulance as needed.
  • For occupational-related injury or illness, the employee will be referred to the Rutgers University Occupational Health Department.