Student Health Services
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) provides primary medical healthcare services to all CMSRU-registered students in a confidential, professional and sensitive manner. Student health services are provided on-site at the CMSRU Student Health Center (SHC), located in Suite 104, Sheridan Pavilion - Three Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ. The Student Health Director oversees all health services offered to students. Physicians at the SHC are available for scheduled appointments 8:30 am-4:30 pm weekdays. Students with emergency and after-hours medical needs will be seen in Cooper University Hospital Emergency Department, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ.
*A student may also designate the Student Health Director as his/her primary care provider.
CMSRU requires all students to be covered by medical and disability insurance. Students may purchase a student health insurance policy, available through Rowan University or document that they have equivalent coverage through another plan. All students are provided with disability insurance through a CMSRU-sponsored policy, paid through CMSRU Student Fees.
*Students may complete a waiver with documentation of disability coverage through another plan.
Student Mental Health and Wellness Services
Office of Student Affairs (OSA) has created a comprehensive system of programming to support students’ well-being and adjustment to the physical and emotional demands of medical school. CMSRU provides medical students on-site access to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide immediate support and referral, when needed, encompassing the diversity of medical students’ needs.
CMSRU has partnered with the Student Wellness Program (SWP) through Rutgers University Behavioral Health Services. The SWP provides the following confidential services to students and members of their household: counseling for personal, interpersonal and school performance problems, test anxiety, substance abuse issues, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services, and community resource referrals. Crisis services through the SWP are available to students 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
CMSRU coordinates with the SWP to provide informational and educational sessions, on topics including well-being/self-care, compassion fatigue and dealing with challenging people.
In addition, CMSRU has contracted with Rowan University (RU) School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) Graduate Student Mental Health Center (psychiatry services). The RU SOM Graduate Student Mental Health Services provides students with confidential access to psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and performance coaching specific to the medical student experience. Crisis services are also available to students 24 hours per day, seven days per week, through the RU SOM Student Graduate Mental Health Center. In addition, the service coordinates with CMSRU to provide on-site special events pertaining to mental health, as requested.