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Health & Wellness Resources

Your mental and physical well-being 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. 

Click here to view the Weekly Wellness Resources (Login with Rowan credentials)

24/7 Emergency Support & Crisis Counseling

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

  • TimelyCare: 833-484-6359 
  • 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: Dial 988
  • Call 911, go to Jefferson Health - ER (Cherry Hill), or go to the nearest emergency room

These services give those in distress access to mental health-crisis professionals. 

Mental Health Resources

Rowan-Virtua SOM Student Health & Wellness, led by Dr. Todd Schachter, is staffed by a team of experienced and compassionate healthcare professionals, including psychologist, Dr. Paul Furtaw. Whether medical students prefer the convenience of teletherapy or in-person appointments, Dr. Furtaw offers free confidential counseling and performance coaching to SOM medical students across both campuses.

Medical students may schedule a counseling appointment with Dr. Paul Furtaw by calling 856-566-7175.

Physical Health Resources

Rowan Medicine has been delivering multi-disciplinary health care services in South Jersey for more than 30 years. Our commitment to patient-centered care is demonstrated through all of our practices, including 14 specialty areas, such as pulmonology, urogynecology and pain management.

Click here to find a Rowan Medicine physician.

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 Coverage

Medical students are required to have active health insurance for the full duration of their enrollment.

The University-sponsored health insurance plan, Aetna Student Health (PPO), can be waived if students provide proof of active health insurance and complete a Waiver of Insurance and Certification.

If your health insurance is terminated for any reason, or if you are about to turn 26 years old soon, please contact Dean Micciche at for health insurance options. 

Needle Stick/Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure

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

Health Care and Urgent Care Centers in NJ

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

Additional Resources

  • Student Lounges
  • Diversity Lounge
  • Café Lounge
  • The Shop at Rowan-Virtua SOM 
  • 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
  • Paint n' Sip
  • Virtual Cooking Classes
  • Pet Therapy
  • Seated Chair Massages
  • Week 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:

  • Sporting Events & All-Star Sports Clinic
  • Club & Class Events
  • Medicine Ball
  • Music Medicine Showcase
  • AAPI Cultural Show
  • Black History Month Celebration