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Health & Wellness Resources

Your mental and physical wellbeing are very important to us. In addition to the wellness resources mentioned below, we host several wellness experiences each month to help encourage wellness breaks and healthy lifestyles. 

Student Support Service Brochure

24/7 Emergency Support & Crisis Counseling

If you or someone you know is in crisis, the following services are available 24/7:

  • Rowan Public Safety: 856-256-4911 (ask to speak with the Counselor on Call)
  • Crisis Center Hotline/Oaks Integrated Care: 856-428-4357
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Call 9-1-1, go to Jefferson Health - ER (Cherry Hill) or the nearest emergency room

These services give students in significant distress immediate access to mental health professionals. 

Mental Health Resources

RowanSOM provides medical students and residents convenient, confidential access to expert mental health care through our Department of Psychiatry. Led by Dr. Elina Maymind, our dual psychiatry/psychology staff provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, personal counseling, and performance coaching. We accept RowanSOM student health insurance and most other private insurance plans.

Make an appointment by calling 856-482-9000. Your call will be returned within 24 - 48 hours.

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Physical Health Resources

Student health services are provided under the supervision of Dr. Todd Schachter, Director of Student Health in the Department of Family Medicine. 

42 E. Laurel Rd. Suite 3200,
Stratford, N.J. 08084-1501  

Hours of Operation
Monday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact Information
Todd Schachter, DO, FAOCPr
Charise Emery, CMA         
Phone: (856) 566-6825

Wellness and Fitness Center

Rowan Medicine’s Wellness and Fitness Center provides a convenient and comprehensive fitness center, with both individual and group programs that are available to all students, faculty, and area residents. Located on the second floor of the Academic Center, the gym offers an indoor walking/jogging track, strength training equipment, cardiovascular equipment, personal training, and locker rooms.

Contact the Wellness and Fitness Center

Health Insurance

It is a University policy that all student doctors are required to carry health insurance. You have two options to select from each year:

  • Enroll in the University sponsored Aetna Student Health (PPO) plan
  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage and complete a Waiver of Insurance and Certification

If outside insurance is lost for any reason, or if you are about to turn 26 years old, contact


Needle Stick/Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure

If you are experiencing a needle stick/blood borne exposure emergency on the RowanSOM campus, please call 856-566-3190. If you are off campus, please call 888-HIV-CHEC.

Urgent Care Centers in New Jersey

Click here to view urgent care locations near clinical rotation sites.

Additional Resources

  • Student Lounges
  • Diversity Lounge
  • Café Lounge
  • The Shop at RowanSOM 
  • Personal Study Rooms within the Library
  • Music/Art Rooms
  • Lactation Room
  • Meditation/Prayer Room

Examples of our Wellness Programs/ “Pop Up” Events:

  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training
  • Koru Mindfulness Training
  • Pet Therapy
  • Seated Chair Massages
  • DO Day of Wellness
  • De-Stress Fest
  • Calming Jars
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Canvas Painting
  • Sand Art
  • Fresh For All
  • Pancake Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Food Truck Fest
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Tips & Treats
  • Pop Up Coffee and Snacks 

Examples of our Social, Recreational & Performance Events: