Drew University Health Service provides accessible, cost-effective, high-quality primary care and health education to students. We have an on-site state certified laboratory, an on-site medication dispensary, and a board-certified, multidisciplinary staff of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who take pride in giving comprehensive care to our students.
Students are seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 973-408-3414 or schedule online via your health portal. Online scheduling is only available during the regular semesters (fall and spring).
Health Service FAQs
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Call the office at 973-408-3414, or log into your health portal to schedule an appointment.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FEEL SICK?
Self-isolate as much as possible. This means staying in your room and avoiding public places where you can potentially expose yourself to other people. If you are around others, consider wearing a mask. Contact the Health Service to discuss your symptoms with one of our healthcare providers. If you are a commuter, do not come to campus if you are ill, and contact your healthcare provider.
WHAT IF I NEED MEDICAL CARE WHEN THE HEALTH SERVICE IS CLOSED?
For medical emergencies, contact Campus Security at 973-408-3379 if on campus, or 911 if off-campus. For other medical needs, there are several urgent care centers near campus which are listed on the Emergency Information page of our website.
CAN I GET A COVID VACCINE AT THE HEALTH SERVICE?
Covid vaccines are not available at the Health Service. Several vaccine clinics have been held on campus, and announcements will be made for any future clinics. There are several local pharmacies and other facilities where the vaccine is available. To find locations locations near you and schedule an appointment, go to vaccine finder or to the Atlantic Health site.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY COVID VACCINE INFORMATION?
Upload a copy or picture of your vaccine card to your health portal . Choose “Covid vaccine card” as the upload category. The document must include your name and date of birth, as well as the name of the vaccine and dates administered.
CAN I GET A FLU SHOT AT THE HEALTH SERVICE?
Yes! Flu shots are now available for all Drew students, staff, and faculty. Our next flu clinic will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 12-2pm in the EC. No appointment needed. Cost is $25 and is covered for students enrolled in the Drew student insurance plan. For students with other insurance, click here for payment options, including instructions on how to access a receipt from your health portal to submit for reimbursement. You can also call to schedule an appointment. For more information about the flu, click here.
WHERE CAN I GET A COVID-19 TEST?
Covid-19 testing is available at the Health Service for students who have symptoms suggestive of Covid-19, have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, or if needed for other reasons. Students are also encouraged to keep at-home test kits on hand to test when needed. At-home test kits are available at most local pharmacies, the Book Store, and the Health Service. Click here to see if you are eligible to receive order free at home testing kits from the government. If you get tested for Covid-19 outside of Drew or perform an at-home test and the result is positive, please inform the Health Service.
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
You will need to isolate for a minimum of 5 days from the date of symptom onset or the date of the positive test. Refer to the CDC website to calculate your isolation period and for other information about covid and isolation. You may isolate at home; in designated isolation space on campus; or in your assigned dorm room per guidance from the Health Service or Residence Life. During isolation, you should not leave your room except to receive medical care; if you do need to leave your room, you should wear a well-fitting mask (such as an N95 or KN95) when around others. Residence Life staff will provide information about obtaining meals, and the Dean’s office will provide faculty notification of absences due to isolation. You may discontinue isolation on day 6 to attend class and other activities where you can remain masked at all times IF: your symptoms have mostly resolved, and you have been fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours. You must continue masking when around others through day 10. Students who test positive for Covid-19 are responsible for notifying their close contacts so they may take precautions (see “What should I do if I was exposed to someone with Covid-19?” below).
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WAS EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19?
If you were identified as a close contact, you do not need to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. You should follow current CDC guidelines :Wear a well-fitting mask when indoors and around others and monitor symptoms for 10 days, and get tested at least 5 days after your exposure. If you tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 90 days of your exposure, follow these guidelines for testing. If you develop symptoms at any time within the 10 day period, isolate yourself from others and get tested. If you test positive for covid-19, follow instructions above for “What if I test positive for Covid-19.”
HOW SHOULD I REPORT A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT?
Students who test positive for COVID-19 with a self home test or at an off-campus location should notify the Health Service promptly ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3414). If you receive a positive test result when the Health Service is closed, you should also notify Residence Life staff so you can be moved to an isolation room if applicable.
WHAT CAN I DO TO STAY HEALTHY?
Whether you are on campus or at home, there are several things you can do to maintain good physical and mental health:
-Get good rest and sleep. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
-Eat healthy and nutritious foods.
-Avoid smoking and vaping.
-Wash your hands frequently.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as germs can spread this way.
-Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or crook of your arm.
-Clean and disinfect frequently used personal items and spaces.
-Avoid being around people who are sick; conversely, stay home/away from others if you are sick.
-Exercise regularly and get outdoors for fresh air whenever possible.
-Follow University policies and state guidance regarding use of face coverings and physical distancing.
-Stay connected to family and friends in safe ways such as using Facetime or getting together outdoors.
-If you’re feeling stressed and feel you need additional support, connect with the Counseling Service .
-Get a flu shot when they are available in the fall!
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Visit the Health Service website or call our office for more information.
Have a healthy, happy semester!
Location & Accessibility
The Health Service is located in the Morris Health Center, which is attached to the Holloway Residence Hall and behind the Simon Forum.
The building has a handicapped-accessible entrance located at the side door, which has a ramp and lowered doorbell. Since this door is normally locked, visitors who need this entryway should call 973-408-3414 in advance whenever possible. Handicapped parking is available near the entrance and an accessible restroom is inside the Health Service building.
College health services are essential in an educational community and integrate the universal concepts of health promotion, health protection, disease prevention and clinical care in order to optimize the student’s ability to learn. These services focus on measures that enhance self-esteem and wellness, and not solely on problems or illnesses.
Drew University Health Service is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Care, Inc.