New Jersey Medical School Resident Wellness and Excellence Center and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Resident Assistance Program
The Resident Wellness and Excellence Center (RWEC) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Resident Assistance Program (RAP) is a free and confidential counseling service which helps residents deal effectively with stressors and pressures related to residency, as well as personal problems that may affect their well-being, their home lives and/or their work performance.
What services are offered?
- Free, confidential and focused individual, couples and family counseling.
- Crisis Intervention.
- Prevention oriented groups and workshops on relevant topics, e.g. stress management.
- Assessment and referral for specialized substance abuse treatment.
- Training and consultation to peer support counselors, faculty & staff.
How confidential are services? Confidentiality is paramount to providing effective services. Therefore, information regarding a resident will not be released to anyone without written consent from the resident. Additionally, because the Resident Wellness and Excellence Center and Resident Assistance Program is independent from work, the RWEC and RAP doesn’t share any university-wide databases and/or central filing systems.
Who is eligible for services? The Resident Wellness and Excellence Center and Resident Assistance Program services are available to all NJMS and RWJMS residents. Additionally, services are available to family members who reside within your household.
What types of concerns might warrant a resident using the RWEC or RAP? The RWEC and RAP provides assessment, counseling and referral services. Areas that the RWEC and RAP can help with include, but are not limited to the following: personal problems, anxiety, work related stress, problems with relationships, family issues, alcohol & drug use, and concerns with depression.
Is there a fee for using the RWEC or RAP? “NO”. The RWEC and RAP services are free to you as a resident and to family members who reside in your household.
Where are the Resident Wellness and Excellence Center and Resident Assistance Program located? The RWEC and RAP has sites located on the Newark, Piscataway and Stratford/Camden campuses.
Call to schedule an appointment:
Newark: (973) 972-5429
183 South Orange Avenue
Piscataway: (732) 235-5930
242 Old New Brunswick Road, Suite 330
Stratford/Camden: (856) 770-5750
227 Laurel Road
1 Echelon Plaza, Suite 101
For more information please call 1-800-327-3678.