Health & Safety

Student safety is very important at NYU and there are many resources and services available to students should they need assistance while in the program. It should also be noted that many of the campus resources that handle health and safety issues require university identification so make sure to keep your NYUCard on you at all times!


NYU Student Health Center (SHC)
726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floors

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with medical, psychological, pharmaceutical, educational, crisis response, and support services.  Whether your needs are urgent, you require counseling, or have questions about health services, the SHC staff can assist you.

Note: The Student Health Center does not provide excuse notes for missed class.

The Student Health Center is available to all NYU MPAP Summer Programs students, but its services may not be covered by a student’s private insurance policy. See below for information regarding health insurance


Wellness Exchange

The Wellness Exchange is available to all students and connects you to services at NYU that support your overall health and mental health needs.  The Exchange is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the hotline (above), and it puts you in touch with professionals who can help you address day-to-day challenges and questions, as well as any crises you may encounter including depression, sexual assault, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Class can be stressful, New York City can be overwhelming. Whenever you have questions or need to speak with someone, do not hesitate to contact the Wellness Exchange!  They are there to help.

Health Insurance
NYU Student Health Insurance
726 Broadway, 3rd Floor

NYU values the health of its students and wants to guard against financial hardships that may result from high healthcare expenses.  Only international students are covered by NYU Student Health Insurance, and the cost of the insurance will be included in your summer bill.  All other students must have health insurance that meets a minimum threshold of coverage in New York City.  No matter your insurance coverage, all students will have access to urgent care for  illness or injuries at NYU’s Student Health Center.

All students are encouraged to carry their health insurance cards at all times in case of an emergency.

Safety in the City Tips
We want all students to be safe while traveling around the city. Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website.  All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.

Leaving Campus
NYU does not have an enclosed campus. While students will be accompanied by program staff while on program-sponsored events, students can leave campus on their own during their off-time if they choose.  More information about the policies and rules for leaving campus is available in the MPAP Summer Programs Handbook.  Students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to carefully review the Handbook and discuss among themselves expectations for off-campus travel and safety in the city.