Make an Appointment

Making appointments

Please call 973-353-5231 to make an appoinment. Appointments cannot be made via online, email, or voicemail.

Please provide necessary information such as contact information, RU ID number, student status (full-time or part-time), school or program, and insurance coverage (student health care insurance enrolled or waived). Students may select the health provider of their choice, according to their availability, and schedule sufficient time for the kind of care needed. (medical problem, physical exam, gynecological exam, male exam, STD testing, immunization, follow-up care, counseling on travel, nutrition, smoking cessation).

Students are advised to come 15 minutes before the scheduled appoinment, in order to fill out consent and pre-examination forms, and determine eligibility or fees. For late arrivals, the appoinment may be rescheduled for another time or day. Please bring your valid Rutgers University student ID.

For students of other Rutgers University campuses, click here to find your designated health center.

Appoinment Questions & Answers

  1. How to make an appoinment

For Rutgers University Newark Campus students:

Call: 973-353-5231

  1. Cancel an appointment

If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, please call Rutgers University-Newark Student Health Services at 973-353-5231 Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30AM - 4:30PM as soon as possible and 24 hours in advance. There will be a $5 ($10 for repeat) fee for appointments canceled on the same day.

  1. No Show

Penalties are assessed for students who repeatedly do not show for appointments. This includes same-day cancellations. The wasted time allotted to this scheduled appointment could been better spent to serve another student's medical need. After an initial warning, the charge is $5 for the first charge, and subsequently, $10 each time for repeat no shows.

  1. Late for appointment

In most cases, students come on time and appreciate to be seen on time. The Health Staff tries its best to see patient at their scheduled appointment. A late arrival shortens the alloted time for the health provider to address the visit and delays the next scheduled appointment of another student.

For late arrivals, the appointment may have to be rescheduled, if accomodation is not possible, for another time (e.g., same day, next available appointment or no show) or another day.

  1. Walk-in hours for acute problems

Walk-in Time (12 Noon - 1:30PM daily) is best used for cases of acute illnesses when an appointment has not been made in advance. These visits are allotted 15 minute segments and may require waiting time. Patients are seen by whoever is on duty, on a first-come, first-served basis, unless there is an urgent need to see someone out of sequence. Patients needing follow up care or refills of medications are best followed by their primary provider.