Health and Wellness

Learn how to access all the medical resources that a major city provides.

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.

Timely MD Health Services

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 counseling@tkc.edu.

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.

Fitness

New York Health and Racquet Club offers King’s students a gym membership for $85/month for a 6-month contract. With a membership, students gain unlimited access to their ten gyms, classes, and saltwater pools. The nearest gym is located blocks from the King’s campus. Students also receive one complimentary training session, as well as a dinner cruise for two aboard the New York Health and Racquet Club yacht. Enroll at New York Health and Racquet Club by clicking the “Join Now” tab (be sure to use your @tkc.edu email to qualify for the special rate).

Planet Fitness is located at 25 Broadway only one block away 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 and West Residences offer in-building gym accommodations.

Counseling

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.

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Crisis Resources

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
COVID-19 Health Training

See the COVID-19 Health Training page for guidelines on staying safe on campus, at home, and around the city during the pandemic.