Health Information & Education
Student Health Center
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Information Center has info on the food pyramid, vegetarian nutrition, and other topics.
- The Vegetarian Resource Group
- 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.
- It's Your (Sex) Life –A guide to safe and responsible sex.
- The Sexual Health InfoCenter – A resource, guide, and referral for questions relating to human sexuality, the InfoCenter seeks to promote safer and more intelligent sex.
- Sexual Health Network – The Sexual Health Network is dedicated to providing easy access to sexuality information, education, counseling, therapy, medical attention, and other sexuality resources for people with disability, illness, or other health related problems.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
- American Social Health Association (ASHA)
- National Women's Health Information Center
- Feminist Majority Foundation – Women's Health Links
- The Male Health Center – A website from the first center in the US specializing in male health.
- The NYC Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center – Provides a home for the birth, nurture, and celebration of our organizations, institutions, and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and, empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.
- PFLAG: Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-formed publicly and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
- Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) – The oldest and largest not-for-profit AIDS organization in the United States is also affiliated with The David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education, which provides confidential HIV testing by appointment, as well as pre-, during, and post-counseling for HIV testing.