If you are experiencing a medical emergency: Dial 911 or call the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) at 848-932-7211. Rutgers Student Health (RSH) is not an emergency medical center.

After-Hours Care

For after-hours or emergency medical care, please contact one of the local hospitals or one of the services below. If you have an emergency in need of immediate attention, call 911.

 

Mental Health Emergencies

If Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program (CAPS) is closed, or you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please use one of the following 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.

 

RSH Advice Nurse Line

Phone: 800-890-5882

This free service is provided is for non-urgent medical problems that arise when our Health Centers are closed. It provides Rutgers students with access to experienced registered nurses who can answer health-related questions and help students decide the best course of action to take.

The RHS Advice Nurse Line is produced by SironaHealth using standardized procedures and nationally recognized Clinical Triage Protocols. RHS reviews the calls for quality assurance and to assist students with appropriate follow-up.

 

Hospitals

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Phone: 732-828-3000

 

St. Peter’s University Hospital
Phone: 732-745-8600