Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Student Health located?
- On the Lawrenceville campus we are located on the ground level of Poyda Hall
- On Princeton campus we are located on the first floor of Taylor Hall
Will there be a charge to use Student Health Services?
- There is no charge to be seen by the nurses, nurse practitioners or physician. However, there are fees for laboratory testing, over the counter and prescription medications, vaccinations and some supplies. See Cost for more detailed information.
What are the hours of operation?
- During the Fall and Spring semester the Student Health Center on the Lawrenceville campus is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-4:00pm and Friday’s 8:30 am-11:30pm.
- The Princeton campus hours of operation are posted outside the health center. This office is not open during winter or summer break.
Do I need an appointment to be seen at the health center?
- The health center at both locations are primarily walk-in clinics for most visit types.
- The following services require an appointment: reproductive health & allergy shots.
Do you give flu shots?
- Yes, we will have flu shot clinics in the fall. The dates will be posted at the health center and email notification will be sent out to the students.
I live off campus. Can I still use the Student Health Services?
- Yes, all full-time students are eligible to use the health center.
What if I need medical attention after-hours?
- If it is a medical emergency call public safety at 609-896-7777. Public safety will respond to your location on campus and get you medical attention. If it is not a medical emergency but you are concerned about your symptoms call public safety at 609-896-5029.
- If it is not a medical emergency but cannot wait till normal business hours of the Student Health Center than there are a list of local urgent cares on our website.
- Please note that it is your responsibility to find a ride to urgent cares. Public safety cannot transport students. If you need medical attention and do not have transportation an ambulance is your only option.
- If you are not on campus please call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
What urgent care centers are close to campus? What hospitals are close to campus?
- We have this information listed under Emergency & after-hours tab at the top of the page.
Can I keep medicine in my room?
- Yes, consider your dorm room your home away from home.
Can the health center store my medications?
- No, the health center cannot store medications (other than allergy shot serum).
What should I do if I miss classes because I am sick? Will the student health center give me a note for my missed classes?
- Students are responsible for notifying professors of absences from class due to illness or injury and for making arrangements for completion of academic requirement. Please see Medical Excuse Note Policy
- Our main focus at the Student Health Center is to provide students with the necessary tools to maintain their personal health. Most illnesses and injuries seen at the health center are acute and minor and should only require minimal, if at all classes to be missed. Our role is to teach students how to symptomatically manage their symptoms and we encourage them to make their own decision regarding feeling well enough to attend class.
- The University Health Center does not routinely provide excuses for students who miss class due to minor illness or injury.
- Students who need to miss class due to illness/injury are encouraged to notify their faculty that they are ill or injured and unable to attend class. Any other instructions provided on the syllabus should also be followed.
- We encourage students to have appropriate conversations with their faculty member to identify how to work around the illness to best support academic achievement and fulfill academic responsibilities.
- Students should NOT come to the health center to be seen to get a note due to missing a class or an assignment. The health center can be very busy during the semester and should only be used for students that need to be seen medically.
- If providers at the Student Health Center feel it is in the best interest of the student to refrain from classroom attendance then appropriate communication will be provided to the faculty member.
- If you have any questions about this policy please contact the Student Health Center at 609-896-5060.