Columbia University offers many health services which are available to CU students. In addition to these services, Columbia Health can also make referrals and recommendations for services outside of the University.
If you are in need of medical services, you can visit Medical Services, located on the 3rd and 4th floors of John Jay Hall. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment, which can be done online, over the phone, or in person.
Columbia also offers counseling and psychological services for students who wish to speak with a counselor. Initial phone appointments are usually scheduled within one day. If you are experiencing an urgent situation after scheduled clinical hours, you can contact the clinician on call. In the event of a psychiatric emergency , you can also contact your nearest emergency room. The psychiatric emergency room nearest to Morningside Heights campus is at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Psychiatric Emergency Room.
In addition to these clinical services, Columbia also offers services through different departments and groups on campus:
- Alice! Health Promotion seeks to make the campus healthier by connecting students with information and resources. Alice! offers services related to a variety of topics including alcohol, physical fitness, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, sleep, and stress coping.
- Sexual Violence Response offers educational services, counseling, and advocacy services related to sexual violence for students.
- Disability Services addresses the needs of students with disabilities and works to ensure proper accommodations are in place for students with individual needs.
- Columbia also offers a number of workshops, groups and trainings. Check the website for information on time and location.
- Nutrition services such as nutrition counseling, eating disorder counseling, and weight management programs are offered through Columbia Health.
STI and HIV testing are available through Medical Services and the Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP).
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