GCU Health Services is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy campus. We believe that it is important for students to develop personal responsibility for their health during their academic pursuits at GCU. Staying healthy will give you a competitive edge and help maximize your educational experience at GCU.
Nobody likes getting sick. Whether you are at home, on vacation, studying abroad or sitting in a classroom, getting sick definitely sucks. A stuffy nose, sore throat, ear ache, fever and/or chills, muscles aches, abdominal cramps and pain… whatever… they all block your ability to learn. How can you pay attention in class when yellow snot is literally running out of your nose or your head feels like 20 lbs. of dynamite just exploded ? The fact is you can’t! It is understandable when illness happens to immediately seek help. But what if Health Services is closed? What can you do and where can you go?
First, you need to determine if your illness is very serious or life threatening. If you or a loved one is experiencing a life threatening medical situation-CALL 911. Examples of life threatening emergencies are the following:
Chest Pain Head, neck or eye injuries
Difficulty breathing Serious burns/electrical shock
Severe abdominal pain Broken/dislocated bones
Sudden, severe headache or vision changes Uncontrolled bleeding/open wounds
High fevers, fevers with a rash or seizures Mental confusion, distress or thoughts of suicide
Sudden weakness on 1 side of the body, difficulty speaking, loss of balance
Suspicion of exposure to a communicable disease or virus
Walk-in Clinics and Urgent Care Centers are available to treat non-life threatening medical issues such as:
Fever without a rash Vomiting and Diarrhea
Sore throat, colds, coughs and the Flu Minor cuts that may need stitches
Painful urination Muscle aches and sprains
Don’t forget to bring your insurance card and ID, a list of the medications both prescription and over the counter, your medical history and list of allergies – food, environmental, and drug allergies. Always check with your health insurance carrier regarding your health insurance benefits and coverage in New Jersey, any co-pays that you may have to pay, and if you need a referral to see a physician or specialist out of your network of providers. Medical costs incurred outside of Health Services is your responsibility.
Always follow-up with Health Services.
Below is a list of Emergency Rooms, Walk-In Clinics, and Federally Funded Health Clinics and pharmacies close to GCU.
Local Hospitals Local Walk-In Clinics
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Reliant Medical
600 River Avenue Route 9 North & Aldrich Road
Lakewood, NJ 732-363-1900 Howell, NJ 732-905-5255
Ocean Medical Center Immediate Medical Care
425 Jack Martin Blvd. 2290 West County Line Road
Brick, NJ 732-840-2200 Jackson, NJ 732-370-4222
Community Medical Center Ocean Health Initiatives
Hwy 37 West 101 Second Street
Toms River, NJ 732-240-8000 Lakewood, NJ 732-363-6655
Rite Aid-159 East Kennedy Blvd, Lakewood, NJ 732-363-0880
Walgreens-5159 US 9 North, Howell, NJ 732-901-2085
Carel Pharmacy– 6 Brook Plaza, Jackson, NJ 732-364-4040
CVS Minute Clinic- 890 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, NJ 732-367-7530
Questions???? Please contact Health Services @ 732-987-2756