Medical and Mental Health Care
There are many resources for medical and mental health needs both on and off campus. Click on the headings below to learn more about the resources you might need.
- Medical Equipment
Students who have a medical condition or disability who require some sort of specialized medical equipment might find the following resources helpful.
Monroe Medical Supply (609-395-5578)
Monroe Medical Supply works with Princeton University students to facilitate scooter rentals. Located in Cranbury, NJ, they drop off and pick up scooters to/from our campus making rentals easy. The UHS flyer for Monroe Medical Center (PDF) contains more information on renting and using scooters on campus. Monroe Medical also sells a range of medical equipment including wheelchairs and lift chairs. Open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment (609-812-2210)
Located in Ewing, NJ, Goodwill sells mostly used medical equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, transport chairs, walking aids, shower chairs) for a discounted price. Open Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CVS in Woodbury, NJ (856-853-4600)
Select stores have a range of Home Health Care products including scooters, walkers, wheelchairs. Home shipping is available. The closest CVS with a Home Health Care range is located at 25 East Red Bank Ave, Woodbury, NJ. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Amazon.com has a range of medical equipment that could be delivered to you within two days with a Prime membership.
Large chain stores like Walmart, Target, and Home Depot have a range of wheelchairs/scooters.
Note: Any costs incurred in renting/purchasing medical equipment are the responsibility of the student. See our Emergency Funding page for sources that might be able to assist with financial costs.
- Personal Care Attendants
Students who encounter a medical situation where they may need assistance with personal care and hygiene might consider hiring a personal care attendant (who may be a nurse). If a personal care attendant will be going into any non-public space, the student must contact the Office of Disability Services for information on requirements for that person to be permitted and receive access to spaces such as dormitories.
Nurses from the following companies have experience working on Princeton’s campus:
Bayada Nurses (609-620-1910)
Care for U Plus (609-895-0188)
Note: Costs incurred for this service are the responsibility of the student
Students seeking to fill a prescription have a range of on-campus and off-campus pharmacies to choose from.
Princeton Pharmacy at the U Store (609-924-4545)
There is a pharmacy located at the Princeton U Store at 36 University Place. It is open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The CVS on Nassau Street (172 Nassau Street) is a CVS Specialty location, which means that you can find specialty medication there. It also offers a delivery option. This CVS is open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. The pharmacy is open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rite Aid (609-924-6125)
There is a Rite Aid located in the Princeton Shopping Center at 301 North Harrison Street. It is a three-minute drive or 20-minute walk from campus. The store is open Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The pharmacy is open Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The nearby Walmart located at 101 Nassau Park Boulevard has a pharmacy. Walmart is a 10-minute drive from campus. You can also get to Walmart by taking the public bus 605 from the intersection between Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place, or by taking the Saturday/Sunday Shopper for free from the Dinky Station. For more information, please visit the Transportation page of this guide. This Walmart pharmacy offers home delivery. Walmart is open 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily. Its pharmacy is open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
ShopRite of Lawrenceville at Mercer Mall Pharmacy (609-275-8042)
The ShopRite located at Route 1 South and Quaker Bridge Road in Lawrenceville has a pharmacy. It is a 10-minute drive from campus. Open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This pharmacy does not offer home delivery.
- Students can contact Dr Jonathan Pletcher or Tanesha Brown if they take medication that requires storage in specific conditions.
- If you’re enrolled in the Student Health Plan (SHP), your prescriptions are covered automatically through Catamaran/OptumRx. You will pay for your prescriptions with a copayment that is determined by the formulary and whether you use a retail pharmacy or the lower cost mail order program. A formulary is a list of medications that have proven to be both clinically and cost effective. For more information, please visit the SHP Prescription Program webpage. Some preventive medications are eligible for coverage without copayment. (PDF with information on $0 Cost-Share Medications & Products under SHP)
- Urgent Care Locations
For non-emergency situations where students seek medical care, both on-campus and off-campus options are available. Our on-campus option is University Health Services (UHS).
University Health Services (UHS) (609-258-3141)
Located in McCosh Health Center, UHS is available at no cost to students currently enrolled at Princeton and their eligible dependents. You can make an appointment by calling 609-258-3141, or going to myUHS. During business hours, if you have an urgent medical need, you will be assessed and scheduled for same day clinical care or a future appointment. Business hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-258-3141 or email UHS. The infirmary, located on the second floor of McCosh Health Center, is open 24 hours a day during the academic year.
Alternately, here are some off-campus options for Urgent Care (note that you will be responsible for charges not covered by your insurance).
Princeton Primary and Urgent Care Center (609-919-0009)
Located at Suite 201, 707 Alexander Road (across Route 1), PPUCC is five-minute drive from campus. You can walk in without an appointment. Open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon.
CVS Minute Clinic (866-389-2727)
Located at 4 Schalks Crossing Road in Plainsboro, NJ, the nearest CVS Minute Clinic is a ten-minute drive from campus. You can hold a place in line or reserve a future visit online. Its website also contains handy information about payment options and insurance. Open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brunswick Urgent Care Center (732-955-6765)
Located at 641 Route 18 South in East Brunswick, NJ, the Brunswick Urgent Care Center is a 30-minute drive from campus. This is a more upscale location, and you will always be treated by an ER physician. No appointments necessary. Open 365 days Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
InFocus Urgent Care (609-799-7009)
Located in Windsor Plaza on Princeton-Hightstown Rd, West Windsor, NJ, InFocus Urgent Care is a five-minute drive from campus. No appointments necessary. Open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.
- Mental Health, Inpatient and Outpatient Programs
Students who are seeking treatment for mental health conditions or addictions might choose to engage in treatment on campus or in our local area. Options are available for assessment on campus at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) as well as in-patient and out-patient programs locally.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) (609-258-3141)
Located in McCosh Health Center, CPS supports the psychological well-being of the Princeton University community and services are available at no cost to currently enrolled Princeton students and their eligible dependents. If you are not sure whether counseling can help, make an appointment to talk about it. There’s no obligation to continue after the first appointment. Learn about confidentiality at CPS.
You can make an appointment by calling 609-258-3141, or by going to myUHS. You can also call or walk in during business hours for an urgent care appointment. Business hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-258-3141 or email Dr. Calvin Chin.
Alternately, here are some off-campus options for mental health care (note that you will be responsible for charges not covered by your insurance).
Princeton House Behavioral Health (609-497-3300)
Located at 805 Herrontown Road in Princeton, Princeton House Behavioral Health is an eight-minute drive from campus. With both inpatient and outpatient care options, Princeton House Behavioral Health offers treatment programs that are customized to meet the needs of young adults, along with specialized programs for men and women. One of the few of its kind in New Jersey, Princeton House’s Young Adult Inpatient Program provides medical detoxification and addiction recovery services for young men and women ages 18 through the mid-20s at its main inpatient campus in Princeton. These intensive, short-term treatment services are designed for those who are chemically dependent and require treatment within a 24-hour, inpatient substance abuse treatment setting. The program also serves those with some mental health problems co-occurring with a primary addiction.
Inpatient admissions are 24 hours a day. You can contact 800-242-2550 for more information.
Outpatient business hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can contact 888-437-1610 for more information.
Corner House (609-924-8018)
Located at 1 Monument Drive, Corner House is a 3-minute drive from campus or a brief walk from campus. Corner House’s Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program, licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, serves adults who have a substance related disorder. The program offers a continuum of care, including:
- Individual and family sessions
- Intensive Outpatient
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Medication management and monitoring
- Drug Screening
Drug Court Treatment program for adults is offered at Corner House. Business hours are Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Carrier Clinic (800-933-3579)
Located at 252 County Road 601, Belle Mead, Carrier Clinic is a 20-minute drive from campus.
One of the largest independent, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare facilities in New Jersey, Carrier Clinic specializes in psychiatric and substance abuse addiction treatment, and provides a complete array of expert care and education for adolescents, adults, and older adults on the inpatient and residential levels. Outpatient services are provided for ECT treatment and drug abuse addiction. The Access Center is open 24 hours daily. A call to Carrier Clinic’s Access Center (800-933-3579) puts you in touch with a specialist experienced in behavioral health services.
- Temporary Housing
Students should speak with the Director of Student Life (DSL) of their Residential College to request temporary housing changes to fit their accessibility needs when faced with a temporary mobility impairment or condition. The DSL will work with Housing & Real Estate Services to determine the best course of action. For more information, please visit the Special Needs Housing webpage.