Quick Guide for Medical, Mental Health and Domestic/Sexual Violence Resources  

  • To reach a medical professional, call 212-854-7426 (Morningside) or 212-305-3400 (after hours, press option 7 (CUIMC).
  • To reach a mental health professional, call 212-854-2878 (Morningside) or 212-305-3400 (CUIMC).
  • To reach Sexual Violence Response (all campuses), call 212-854-HELP/4357.

Note: If you have recently lost or are about to lose health insurance via an employer or parent plan, you may be eligible to enroll in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan. Timing and other restrictions apply, so please reach out at the earliest opportunity to studentinsurance@columbia.edu (Morningside) or shsinsurance@cumc.columbia.edu (CUIMC) for more information and to see if you may be eligible to join the Columbia Plan. Friendly reminder: If you are graduating, the plan still covers you until August 14, 2020.

Health Resources: Morningside

Columbia Health offers the following services (with 24/7 phone lines noted below). Visit the Columbia Health website for operating hours and more information. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services offers virtual individual counseling and medication management plus assistance with referrals to local resources, for all students enrolled in Columbia Health

Hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM-6:30 PM and Fridays, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. After-hours crisis intervention is available at all times, including nights and weekends. Call 212-854-2878 for all services (24/7).

CPS also hosts nonconfidential weekday online support groups and community spaces for individuals and couples. Learn more.

Medical Services

Medical Services offers virtual appointments on weekdays for routine and urgent medical care, and limited in-person care for urgent medical needs.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Walk-ins will not be accepted. All students must call 212-854-7426 in advance before visiting, including those with pre-scheduled routine appointments. For all services, call 212-854-7426 (24/7).

Alice! Health Promotion

Alice! Health Promotion offers virtual health education and BASICS appointments by self, soft and mandated referrals.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Call 212-854-5453 or write to alice@columbia.edu.

The Student Health Insurance Office

The Student Health Insurance Office offers virtual support to help students access affordable healthcare services by guiding them through insurance selection/enrollment, maximizing their benefits, verifying referrals for off-campus care and providing support during the claims process. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Write to studentinsurance@columbia.edu.

Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP)

The Gay Health Advocacy Project supports students with any sexual health-related concerns through virtual individual one-to-one sessions.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Call 212-854-6655 or write to ghap@columbia.edu.

Health Resources: Medical Center Campus

CUIMC Student Health Service offers the following services ) with 24/7 phone lines noted below.) Visit the CUIMC SHS website for operating hours and more information. 

Medical and Mental Health Services

Use the health portal to schedule telephone appointments and to communicate directly with your provider. After-hours access remains available for urgent medical or mental health needs. For after-hours support, call 212-305-3400, option 7.

Hours for Medical Services are Monday to Thursday, 8 AM-7 PM, and Friday from 9 AM-4 PM. 

Mental Health Services are by appointment only. Students are also invited to join virtual psychotherapy groups and gathering spaces

Center for Student Wellness

Through free, confidential Wellness Appointments and Wellness Works! Health Promotion programs, the Center for Student Wellness remains available virtually and continues to offer programs and opportunities for connection. Visit the website or write to studentwellness@cumc.columbia.edu. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 8 AM-7 PM, and Friday from 9 AM-4 PM. 

Insurance-related Questions 

Visit the Insurance and Administration website or write to shsinsurance@cumc.columbia.edu.

Hours are Monday to Thursday, 8 AM-6 PM, and Friday from 9 AM-4 PM.

Other Questions 

For all other questions or concerns, write to studenthealthservices@cumc.columbia.edu

Visit CUIMC Student Health Service for more information, including about Addiction Information + Management Strategies.

Bias Response

Reporting Incidents of Bias or Discrimination 

Students experiencing bias are encouraged to contact their dean of students. Students can also report incidents of discrimination or harassment by filing a report or making a virtual appointment with Student Conduct and Community Standards. Contact 212-854-6872 or request an appointment online

Addressing Bias

Additional University-wide Student Health and Well-Being Resources (Morningside and CUIMC)

Disability Services

Students registered with Disability Services may obtain virtual support for academic and housing accommodations, including exam accommodations, e-text, note-taking, learning specialist sessions, CART and captioning.  

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Write to disability@columbia.edu or call 212-854-2388. 

Sexual Violence Response (SVR)

Sexual Violence Response offers virtual trauma-informed, confidential support.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Students may call 212-854-3500 or write to svresponse@cumc.columbia.edu. SVR’s 24/7 year-round helpline, for help with crisis intervention, options for reporting, seeking medical help, and safety planning, may be reached at 212-854-HELP/4357.

Office of Religious Life

Religious Life has organized virtual resources to help nurture the spiritual and religious health of our community. Learn more about weekly online offerings and gatherings. Students seeking religious or spiritual counseling can also reach out any time to make an appointment (212) 854-2184 or religiouslife@columbia.edu

Center for Complicated Grief

The Center for Complicated Grief from Columbia's School of Social Work has numerous offerings dedicated to helping those suffering from complicated grief as a result of COVID-19.



Go to the COVID-19: Student Resources and Activities home page.