Health & Safety


All international students and scholars in F-1 or J-1 status are required to maintain health insurance throughout their degree program at NC State University. For more information, please visit our health insurance webpage.

In order to take a look at our brief online tutorial to learn everything you need to know about Health Care in the U.S., click below: 
 Health Care in the U.S. Online Tutorial

If you are in need of medical attention, please always first visit NCSU’s Student Health Center.  The Student Health Center is located on the corner of Dan Allen Drive and Cates Avenue, just across from the Witherspoon Student Center. Please visit their website for more information on their opening hours and appointment times. If you need additional medical attention which cannot be provided by the physicians at the Student Health Center, the physician will refer you to a hospital in the community.




The NCSU Department of Public Safety, located off Old Stadium Drive, is responsible for maintaining a safe and pleasant environment in which to live and learn. Concerned with the protection of life and property, the university police officers enforce both the laws of the State of North Carolina and regulations of the university. Emergency blue light telephones have been placed about campus for your safety. These phones are distinctly marked with a red phone box attached to a white pole with a blue-lighted bulb on top. When activated, you’ll be in immediate voice contact with a Public Safety Officer. The officer will also receive a digital readout pinpointing your exact location.

Emergency number: 919.515.3333 (on campus) or 911 (other areas)


Safety Escort service: this service is provided by the Campus Police department to all members of the University at any time, day or night, by calling 919.515.3333. A police officer will meet you at your location and escort you to any location on campus.


Rape/Assault: 919.618.7273 (NCSU Women’s Center)

Counseling Center: 919.515.2423

Student Health Center: 919.515.2563

Student Legal Services: 919.515.7091


Campus Police & Public Safety


FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions