Columbia Health Annual Report

Academic Year 2022-2023: Focusing on the Fundamentals of Student Health

Last reviewed: 4/8/2024

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The 2022-2023 academic year allowed Columbia Health to get back to the fundamentals of student health with a renewed focus: to build on current strengths to address student needs while piloting new approaches to drive resilience and adaptability that will help us respond to and succeed in today’s rapidly evolving environment.


  • Medical Services completed 48,483 visits with 28,978 unique students.
  • Administered 9,165 flu vaccines.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services saw 6,877 students for individual treatment or one-to-one consultation, provided 1,962 consultations with faculty, administrators, parents, and other members of the community concerned about a student and completed 36,162 visits (including group therapy)..
  • Disability Services facilitated 41,950 total academic, housing, and event accommodations, for 4,121 registered students, some staff, and University guests.
  • Alice! Health Promotion hosted 57 health promotion events for 5,617 attendees.
  • Sexual Violence Response hosted 342 training, education, and prevention activities for 14,335 participants.
  • 24,290 students enrolled in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan.
  • To date, Columbia Health has trained more than 4,000 affiliates in reversing opioid overdoses through naloxone with 13 reported lives saved.
  • 7,631 incoming students directly* reached during Fall and Spring orientation

*excludes students who participate din asynchronous orientation

Disability Services:

“Disability Services went to great lengths to ensure my safety, and I’m extremely grateful. I’m not sure a lot of students you work with understand the amount of coordination and the difficulties placed upon DS yesterday, but I do. [It’s] rare that I request any sort of commendation. The work really has to be extraordinary. But circumstances must also reach beyond work ethic. They must also include genuine concern, a human side to things (more rare these days than it should be). You all certainly meet both of those requirements in spades.”– Columbia General Studies student

Medical Services:

“...thank you for helping me recover from [condition] so that I can enhance my quality of life, thank you so much.”“[My provider] did a fantastic job introducing himself, going through the questions, and talking through what he was doing. He had great ‘bedside manner’ and made my experience really positive.”


“The EMT team who attended me... were extremely attentive and professional.I was impressed with the speed and thoroughness of their examination to assess my injuries and with the follow-up they suggested. The compassion and attentiveness of all concerned reflect well on the quality of the Columbia population. The University should be proud of the actions and attitudes of its Staff and Student Body.” – Teachers College staff