Rutgers University Student Health Services staff of doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners, encourages all students to have periodic age-appropriate health assessments, address outstanding issues, provide anticipatory guidance and counseling as needed. Examinations include history review, current concerns, a thorough physical examination, laboratory screening tests, appropriate cancer-screening tests, and at times medical condition-specific tests. Primary care also includes evaluation, testing and treatment for accidents or illnesses, acute or chronic.
Rutgers Newark Student Health Service is NOT an emergency room. Life-threatening emergencies are best handled at an emergency facility. Call 911 for emergency transport or go directly to a hospital emergency room. Students presenting to the health center with an acute problem, needing immediate attention will be triaged, assessed and managed accordingly or transferred (usually via ambulance) to the nearest emergency room if necessary.