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Student Health Operating Status Until Further Notice

Updated 04/20/2020, 9:03 pm

Health Centers

The Hurtado Health Center on the College Avenue Campus is open, but with limited staff and hours. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm.

  • Most services are provided via phone and video consultations. Limited in-person appointments are also available when deemed necessary.
  • The lab at Hurtado is open, but currently operating by appointment only.
  • Use of the Patient Portal to schedule appointments at Hurtado is currently suspended. To schedule an appointment, call 848-932-7402.
  • Please note: Calls from Student Health will appear as a blocked number, so please set your phone to allow blocked numbers and set up your voicemail to allow for messages.
  • Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Busch Livingston and Cook Douglass Health Centers will be closed.

Contact Health Services: 848-932-7402, health@rutgers.edu

 

CAPS

All CAPS locations are physically closed, but are providing services, including Let’s Talk, remotely via phone and video appointments.

  • Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, CAPS will provide all services remotely. All physical CAPS building are closed.
  • Use of the Patient Portal to schedule appointments with CAPS is currently suspended. To schedule an appointment, call 848-932-7884, and leave a voicemail with your full name, phone number, and RU ID.
  • Please speak slowly and clearly into the phone. Your message will be returned within 1 hour during regular business hours.
  • Please note: CAPS will return your call from a blocked number, so please set your phone to allow blocked numbers and set up your voicemail to allow for messages.
  • Check your Rutgers Portal for messages from CAPS staff.
  • CAPS also offers virtual workshops, with new selections added regularly. Find a list of offerings at rutgers.edu/education/self-help/virtual-resources.

Contact CAPS: 848-932-7884

 

HOPE

  • HOPE will suspend drop-in HIV testing on Fridays until in-person classes resume.
  • All scheduled Peer Educator workshops are cancelled through the end of the spring 2020 semester
  • Live mini health and wellness workshops and quick tip videos will be available starting in mid-April on emotional wellness, alcohol and other drugs and sexual and reproductive health.
  • Offerings will be listed at rutgers.edu/education/self-help/virtual-resources.

Contact HOPE: fmaresca@rutgers.edu

Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, call 911.

 

Rutgers Resources

  • CAPS is still providing services via phone and video appointments. Call 848-932-7884.
  • ProtoCall, a phone-based counseling system for students in crisis, remains available when CAPS is closed. Call the main CAPS number, 848-932-7884, and follow the prompts.

 

State Resources

  • New Jersey Mental Health Cares has experienced staff available to provide emotional support for issues related to COVID-19 and other mental health concerns.

Their help line, 1-866-202-HELP (4357), is free and confidential. Available 7 days a week, 8 am – 8 pm. Additional resources can be found on their website: https://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/. Please note NJ Mental Health Cares does not provide crisis intervention.

 

Additional Mental Health Resources

  • Acute Psychiatric Service (APS): 855-515-5700, a 24-hour emergency service for local residents. If you live outside of Middlesex County you should contact the nearest hospital emergency department.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • NJ Hope Line (Suicide Prevention): 855-654-6735
  • National Crisis Text Line: Text KNIGHTS to 741741. To speak directly with a counselor of color you can text STEVE to 741741.