Health Information & Education

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Student Health Center
Room L.67.00
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8052
Fax: 212.237.8026

Mon - Tue: 9:00 AM -- 5:00PM
Wed: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Information is CONFIDENTIAL.


All of us in the Student Health Center are committed to insuring that you have a healthy and productive life as a student and as a working adult. To this end, we’ve put together a list of links regarding your health and well being that we hope you will check out.  While John Jay College does not endorse or have a relationship with any of these services, we are committed to providing you with helpful information and resources.

General Health Information
Body Image
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Sexual Health

General Health Information

  • American Academy of Family Physicians –Web site offers a variety of health information from AAFP's patient brochures.
  • ASHA – American Social Health Association –Provides STD information.
  • CHOICES – Hosted by the New York Public Library and provides consumer health information.
  • Healthtouch Online – Covers many areas of health, as well as prescription and over-the-counter drug informationMedicineNet – A free medical reference on the Web.
  • RxList - contains product information on more than 4.000 medications.
  • WedMD- is a health information service written for easy use.


Body Image

  • About-Face! –Educates about body image and body acceptance. <
  • Beyond Physical Appearances: A Guide to Anorexia
  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Inc. – NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA has been working since 1969 to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.
  • National Eating Disorders Association – The National Eating Disorders Association came into being in 2001, when Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP) joined forces with the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA) to create the largest eating disorders prevention and advocacy organization in the world. It is the mission of the National Eating Disorders Association to eliminate eating disorders and body dissatisfaction.
  • Overeaters Anonymous – An AA-style support group for individuals battling chronic overeating.



  • Shape Up America
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – TOPS, an international family of all ages, sizes, and shapes from all walks of life, dedicated to helping each other take off and keep off pounds sensibly, has nothing to sell and no products to endorse. TOPS offers fellowship while you change to a healthier, new lifestyle and learn to stay there. Search online for the TOPS Chapter nearest you.
  • Fitness Partner Connection Jumpsite! – Your connection to a lifestyle of fitness, nutrition, and health.



    Alcohol and Other Drugs

    • AL-ANON and ALATEEN – Provides information, support, and resources to families and friends of alcoholics.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – Offers a variety of services, including support group meetings and an AA book for beginners. AA's web site lists AA meetings, local and national, in English, Spanish, and French.
    • Children of Alcoholics – A national non-profit that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.
    • Do It Now Foundation – Provides brochures on ecstasy and other club drugs.
    • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information – Provides free information and resources about alcohol-related health topics, including disease and abuse prevention.
    • Drughelp – A service of the American Council for Drug Education.

    Sexual Health