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Self Care Resources

Falk Recreation Center

Regular physical activity has been shown to improve overall mood and can alleviate feelings associated with stress, tension, depression and/or anxiety. For information on activities that are taking place at the Falk Recreation Center, call 430-4298 or check out their website at

Urgent Care Services

Montefiore Medical Group has an urgent care facility that accepts the Einstein student health insurance.

When you just can't wait to feel better.
When you need more  than a first aid kit but less than an emergency room, Montefiore UrgentCare provides high quality care for non-life threatening illness or injuries. Co-located at the Bronx East Montefiore Medical Grouppractice at 2300 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, Montefiore UrgentCare is open 7 days a week, including most holidays to provide prompt, medical attention.

Montefiore Urgent Care provides medical care when your primary doctor isunavailable. We offer walk-in medical treatment with a wide range of on-site services like x-rays, EKG and laboratory tests.

Hours: Monday - Friday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday and most holidays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Phone: 718.409.8888


Typical illness or injuries treated at Montefiore Urgent Care include:

  • Allergy and asthma
  • Bladder and urinary symptoms
  • Coughs, colds and flu
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Ear and eye problems
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting
  • Strep and sore throat
  • Pain - back, pelvic, stomach
  • Skin rashes, bruises & bites
  • Sprains and strains

Who will provide your care?

Montefiore Urgent Care is staffed byskilled health professionals, including board certified physicians,nurses and other support personnel. You will receive the highestquality care in a comfortable, caring environment.


Key features

  • Well-designed patient exam rooms
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Comfortable waiting area
  • On-site x-ray and EKG
  • Laboratory and diagnostic testing
  • Ample, secure parking

When to contact your primary care doctor

You should contact your regular physician for annual physicals, insurance referrals, medicationrefills, back-to-work clearance or other routine health matters. We recommend that you follow up with your primary care provider on allservices you receive through Urgent Care.


When to go to the emergency room

For serious or life threatening situations, or if you are unsure of where to seek services, call 911 or go to the hospital emergency department.

Typical illness and injuries that should be treated in the emergency room include:
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Major injury or burns
  • Poisoning, call Poison Control 800.222.1222 
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Signs of heart attack, including chest pain
  • Signs of stroke, such as blurred vision, slurred speech
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Uncontrolled pain or bleeding

Montefiore Urgent Care
2300 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, New York
Get Directions: 718-409-8888
© 2009 Montefiore Medical Center


AMSA Wellness Resource Guide

"Originally written and compiled by medical students for medical students, the guide was intended to provide tools and suggestions for surviving and thriving in medical schools. Since then, the guide has undergone several revisions and expansions. This later edition offers specific techniques that may be helpful to you in promoting wellness...‘Physician heal thyself,’ because in order to be effective healers, we need to be healed. For a healer, one’s core, identity and integrity are as important to one’s professional healing capacity as one’s mastery of procedures and information."

Wellness Resource Guide 


Need to Relax?

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has a site that includes audio relaxation training exercises that they are pleased to share with other colleges students. 

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