SPS Student Wellness Resources
Wellness Drop in Hours
Meet individually to discuss ways to promote and cultivate your own wellness, current concerns you may have and how to navigate available support resources. Please note this is a non-clinical service.
Partnering with various departments across Columbia University, workshops range from Developing Healthy Sleep Habits, Managing Anxiety, Wellness 101, Imposter Syndrome and more! Please visit SPS Engage to view the full portfolio of workshops available each semester.
Questions? Contact The Office of Student Wellness at sps-wellness [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
Columbia University Resources
Explore support resources available below. For any questions or additional non-university related support resources please contact sps-wellness [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
Medical Services provides primary care services, from wellness visits, treatment of chronic conditions, routine and urgent medical care, travel medicine, immunizations, sexual and reproductive health services, LGBTQ health care, confidential HIV testing and more.
Schedule an appointment or call 212-854-7426.
Urgent or Immediate Assistance:
- During clinic hours, call 212-854-7426.
- After hours, or on weekends or University holidays, call 212-854-7426 for 24/7 support.
- In an emergency, call CUEMS/Public Safety at 212-854-5555 if you are on or near campus, or dial 911 if you are off-campus.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) supports the psychological and emotional well-being of students through a variety of services including individual counseling, support groups, referral services and workshops.
Students who wish to schedule an appointment with CPS for the first time and those who are returning to CPS after a break of more than six months may schedule an initial Treatment Planning session through the Patient Portal or by calling 212-854-2878.
Students who currently or recently have been seen at CPS may schedule a follow-up appointment by calling 212-854-2878. Follow-up appointments cannot be scheduled online.
Students seeking counseling services who are unable to reach campus for appointments and who currently reside outside New York State may arrange telehealth visits with our partner agency, WorkPlace Options, by clicking here and using "Columbia University" to log in.
Urgent Mental Health Drop In appointments are available on campus for students experiencing high levels of distress and Problem Solving Drop In appointments are also available on campus to discuss everyday life concerns impacting your emotional well-being. Review the website for details on location and hours.
Call 212-854-2878 24/7 to speak to a clinician after normal clinic hours.
Alice! Health Promotion offers health education appointments and skill building programs. Alice! staff are available to talk with students about their health questions and how to access resources. Alice! is a confidential resource and the staff respect and protect the privacy of all conversations. Conversations are solution-oriented and not about therapy or giving medical advice — rather, they are meant to help connect students with information and resources to make informed decisions regarding a broad range of health-related topics.
Examples of one-on-one sessions include:
- Understanding the range of birth control and safer sex options
- Accessing resources regarding coping with stress
- Strategies to improve sleep quality
- Concerns regarding a friend’s alcohol or other drug use
- Strategies to improve time management
- Finding reputable resources to better understand a new medical diagnosis
- Communication strategies to support a friend
Visit Go Ask Alice! to find reliable, accurate and accessible health information to help you make informed decisions regarding your well-being.
Call 212-854-5483 or email alice [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu to access these services.
Disability Services (DS) facilitates equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating accommodations and support services.
You can schedule a virtual drop in appointment to consult with their staff regarding accomodations, registration for services or questions related to your current accomodations. If you are unable to attend drop-in hours due to an academic conflict or time zone constraints, please contact them at disability [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu to schedule an appointment.
Contact DS by phone at 212-854-2388 or by email at disability [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
Sexual Violence Response (SVR) provides trauma informed, confidential support through crisis counseling, advocacy, prevention and outreach focused on interpersonal harassment and violence.
SVR Lerner is available onsite for walk-ins on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. They also offer virtual appointments daily until 5:00 PM. Please call 212-854-3500 to schedule a virtual appointment.
Support examples include:
- Assisting survivors and co-survivors of sexual, intimate partner, and gender-based violence by helping them navigate resources within and outside of the University
- Accompanying survivors to off campus locations such as New York Police Precincts, Local hospitals, Court, and other support services locations on and off campus.
- Exploring survivor rights and options while also supporting their individual choices
- Connecting survivors with support services that they, together with the survivor, identify as being helpful to the survivor's emotional, psychological, familial, residential, and spiritual well-being.
- Cross-collaboration with other Columbia departments and student groups to facilitate events, workshops and trainings tailored to specific communities across campus
Call 212-854-HELP 24/7 to speak with an advocate. Click here for assistance calling internationally
The Insurance Office helps students access affordable healthcare services to protect the health and wellbeing of the Columbia Community.. You can learn about the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan and other options on their website. Fall 2021 Open Enrollment is July 15 - September 30 2021
Contact Insurance Office at studentinsurance [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
Gay Health Advocacy Project GHAP welcomes students of all gender identities and orientations, and is especially committed to LGBTQ students
GHAP services include but are not limtited to:
- HIV testing, prevention & treatment coordination
- Express Collect STI testing, general information, and risk assessment
- WHAP (Women's Health Advocacy Project) consultations: information about birth control, menstrual cycle, sexual anatomy and pleasure, regular health screenings, and pregnancy options counseling
- PrEP & PEP consultations (for HIV prevention)
- Identity-affirming peer support
GHAP provides virtual drop-in hours to chat with an Advocate about any of the above topics, join via Zoom:
- Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Contact GHAP at 212-854-2284 or health [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
The Food Pantry at Columbia is a student-run, student-managed initiative that is open to all students. Any student who has any level of food insecurity can reach out to The Food Pantry to get a disbursement containing non-perishable food such as canned-meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cold and hot cereal, and vegetarian options. Any information shared with The Food Pantry will remain in strict confidence.
Contact The Food Pantry at thefoodpantry [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu
Columbia University is committed to supporting the academic and professional success of pregnant and parenting students and employees.
Under the federal law Title IX, universities are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sex, including on the basis of pregnancy and childbirth. The Title IX Coordinator’s office at Columbia works to ensure that Columbia’s programs and classrooms are accessible to all pregnant students. Together with the student, their department and professors, the Title IX Coordinator arranges reasonable accommodations which enable pregnant students to participate fully in academic programs. Reasonable accommodations help students maintain their educational plans while not centrally altering the nature of academic programs or requirements. Commonly, they include shifting assignment and exams dates, absences for medical appointments, in some cases a medical leave of absence or taking an incomplete in a class and making up the work missed at a later date.
- The Office of Work/Life is a helpful resource with a broad range of information for preganant and parenting students. Click here to learn about child care,and schooling, breastfeeding support, and back-up care.
- The Office of University Life has developed a comprehensive
resource page. Please note: these resources are not endorsed by
Columbia University. They are presented for informational purposes only and may have eligibility requirements.
- Columbia University Family Support Network, a registered, student-run
University-wide organization is accessible to all CU students.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) works to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment by developing and implementing policies and procedures that address discrimination, harassment, gender-based misconduct, permitted and prohibited relationships, the duty to report and the duty to act, in accordance with relevant federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.
EOAA consults with departments, programs, and individuals across the University to help navigate the challenges of discrimination and harassment.
Please contact 212-854-5511 or email eoaa [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu to request an appointment.
Student Financial Services (SFS) provides students with resources to help finance their education at Columbia University. They also help students understand and pay their bill, provide any relevant tax information, and so much more.
Columbia.iGrad.com is an interactive financial education and wellness tools, scholarship information, student loan management resources, plus webinars, videos and more, Columbia.iGrad.com can help you get on the path to financial wellness – and it's all free!
Contact SFS at t sfp [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu or 1-212-854-7040.
The Office of the University Chaplain (OUC) and Office of Religious Life supports individual faiths of Columbia University's diverse community of scholars, students and staff from many different faith traditions while promoting interfaith and intercultural understanding.
Contact OUC at chaplain [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu or (212) 854-1493 and Office of Religious Life at religiouslife [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu or 212-854-2184.
The Dodge Fitness Center resumes operation on August 16th, 2021.
Morningside Campus students who pay University Services & Support fees in their tuition bill are automatically members of the Dodge Fitness Center.
Students who have not paid this fee can view membership options here.
Contact the center at perec [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu or (212) 854-7149.