Student Health Center
Stevens Health Advisory
Last week, we informed you that we had a small number of Stevens students with suspected cases of mumps. Those students remained at home off-campus recuperating. Today, the NJ Department Of Health (NJDOH) has informed us that eight confirmed mumps cases associated with Stevens Institute of Technology are under investigation. Cases range in age from 18 to 21 years and all have received two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. At this time, we have not had any new cases of students with symptoms in over a week.
Please be aware that outbreaks of mumps have occurred in vaccinated populations. Other colleges and universities in the U.S. are experiencing outbreaks of mumps, including Fordham University and Ohio State University.
Here is the link to the Center for Disease Control website regarding mumps:
Symptoms of mumps are swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears or jaw on one or both sides of the face, fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite.
Students, who experience these symptoms, may call Student Health Services at 201-216-5678. Since Stevens Student Health Services is closed tomorrow and through the weekend, you may contact Astra Health located at 93-95 Hudson Street (201-464-8888) or your health care provider. If you are unwell and feel you need immediate assistance, please contact Campus Police at 201-216-3911 and an ambulance will be called to take you to the emergency room.
Employees who experience symptoms of mumps should self-isolate and contact your health care provider.
We are in regular contact with the NJ Department of Health and the Hoboken Health Department and are following all of their recommendations. We continue to monitor this issue and will keep you informed.
Stevens Student Health Center Philosophy
Stevens Student Health Center is a primary health care facility which offers professional services to the Stevens student. These services include health promotion and disease prevention, care during acute and chronic phases of illness, and referrals to outside providers when appropriate. Our main focus is to improve and maintain physical wellness and productivity. The Health Center staff members recognize the basic human rights of all patients who seek treatment. Students will be treated with respect, consideration and confidentiality.
First Floor of Jacobus Hall
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Health Center Hours:
Monday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9am - 4pm
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Monday: 1pm - 4pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 4pm - 7pm
Friday: 1:30 - 3:30pm