Health and Safety
Learn how to access all the medical resources that a major city provides.
Safety in NYC
New York City is one of the safest large cities in the United States (it’s no longer the city of the 1980’s). The sheer size of the population means that your student will nearly always be around other people. While there will always be some criminal activity in a city, our lower Manhattan location has consistently low crime rates. The campus and student housing are only accessible through front desk security, which ensures that only students, staff, and their guests are able to enter.
The Emergency Action Plan is designed to inform and prepare members of the College with procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency. The elements of this plan are designed to effectively protect your health and safety by establishing the structure, processes, and protocols for the College’s response to major emergencies.
Main Contact: Megan Dishman, Incident Commander
The King’s College Emergency Phone Number: (646) 242-4411Emergency Action Plan
If you have some concern or have witnessed some incident involving a student or staff or faculty member of The King’s College, please fill out an incident report form to submit it to the Office of Student Life.Report an Incident
The King’s College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based upon sex, including sexual misconduct and assault, and the College provides support and resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns.Read More
Among 182 American cities with populations of more than 100,000, the FBI ranked criminality in New York as low as 136–or the same level as Boise, Idaho. The King’s College seeks to protect students by keeping them informed concerning offenses and violations that happen on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood.Read More
The King’s College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment on campus and in student housing. To that end, the College conducts regular reviews of all safety policies and procedures, and collects information on all reported crimes and fires. The following report informs our community of the policies, emergency response procedures, and crime and fire statistics from the past three years. This report conforms to the requirements outlined by the Jeanne Cleary Act of 1998. If you have any questions about this report or any of its content contact the VP for Student Development, David Leedy (email@example.com) or the Assistant Dean of Residence Life, Leticia Mosqueda (firstname.lastname@example.org).Annual Safety Report
Health and Wellness
We encourage students to secure health insurance in order to prevent unnecessary distraction and financial burden in the event of a medical emergency during their studies. Students are encouraged (although not required) to include health insurance information, including the name of the provider and insurance number, on the Emergency Contact Information form. They are prompted to complete the Emergency Contact Information form on the Student Portal prior to each semester.
If a student has been covered under his or her parents’ policy prior to enrolling at King’s, he or she should check to see if coverage still applies. Group health plans often do not cover full-time student dependents once they have reached a specific age or once they are married. In addition, students who have declared financial independence for financial aid may not be covered. We urge students who are covered by an HMO, PPO, or similar plan to determine the extent of coverage available.Students who do not have health insurance through a parent or guardian can secure health insurance through the New York State Health Plan Marketplace.
The King’s College is pleased to partner with Timely MD to bring telemedicine healthcare services to students. These resources are available 24/7 through mobile, tablet, and laptop devices by means of a phone call, video chat, or online questionnaire. Through Timely MD, students can access immediate virtual appointments with a doctor for a consultation or triage. The doctors can prescribe antibiotic prescriptions and will refer students to in-person doctor visits if necessary.
In addition to the medical services, Timely MD offers 24/7 mental health resources such as telecounseling. We encourage students to also utilize our on-campus Counseling Center. However, Timely MD provides immediate availability at all hours of the day or night for one-off sessions. If you have further questions about the College’s free counseling resources contact the Director of Counseling Services at email@example.com.
Each semester, the cost for Timely MD services will be $95. All students will be enrolled in the service and a health fee charge will be placed on the student’s account.
King’s students could potentially lose TimelyMD services this semester. If you are in need of
medical or counseling services, please review the alternatives listed below. And as always, please
call the King’s Emergency Phone at 646-242-4411 to report any incident or if you are in need
of help or counsel from the Student Development team. (Always dial 911 first if the issue is
Retro Fitness at One New York Plaza and Whitehall Street offers a Core Annual Membership at a discounted rate of $20.83/month with no enrollment fees to all King’s students, faculty, and staff as well as family members. The 17,000 square-foot facility is a short walk from 56 Broadway.
Planet Fitness is located at 25 Broadway, only one block from campus. Planet Fitness offers month-to-month memberships for only $10/month with a one-time start-up fee and a membership fee (no annual contracts, cancel at any time).
The City Point Residence also offers an in-building gym for residents.Read More
The Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental setting where students can work through personal concerns, gain self-awareness, and develop strategies to achieve personal goals.Read More
Suicide prevention: If the situation is life threatening, call 911 immediately.
The King’s College Emergency Number: (646) 242-4411
Crisis numbers for emotional support:
- NYC WELL: 888.NYCWELL (888-692-9355)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255)
- Peer Listening Line: 800.399.PEER (7337)
- The Samaritans: (212) 673-3000
- Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741 anywhere in the US
See the COVID-19 Health Training page for guidelines on staying safe on campus, at home, and around the city during the pandemic.
The King’s College prioritizes the health and safety of our community while providing students with an outstanding education delivered by our world-class faculty. We continue to offer modified in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Information Hub is your one-stop-shop for details on how King’s is continuing its work amidst the pandemic.