Columbia Health Annual Report

Academic Year 2021-2022: Centering health and well-being in the new normal at Columbia as we invest in and strengthen our organization as stewards of the community's well-being. 

Last reviewed: 3/20/2023

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For the Columbia University community, Fall 2021 marked the beginning of the new normal. For the first time, the community experienced exactly what it meant to have the full on-campus Columbia experience while simultaneously managing COVID-19. Even as the intensity of COVID-19 receded from the front of our minds, students, faculty, and staff alike understood on a very visceral level how central health and well-being is to the Columbia experience, and to the personal and academic development of students.


  • Medical Services completed 48,340 visits with 29,034 unique students.
  • Administered 18,057 flu vaccines.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services saw 7,105 students for individual treatment or one-to-one consultation and provided 1,962 consultations with faculty, administrators, parents, and other members of the community concerned about a student and offered 302 support groups, covering 50 different areas of concern.
  • 3,751 students registered with Disability Services.
  • Disability Services facilitated 35,855 total accommodations, a 16.2% increase from the previous year. The team also provided captioning, sign-language, and CART services for 577 courses and virtually proctored or administered online accommodations for 14,451 quizzes and exams and provided note-taking services for 1,528 courses, a 21% increase from the previous year. 
  • Alice! Health Promotion hosted 119 health promotion events for 5,457 attendees.
  • Sexual Violence Response hosted 342 training, education, and prevention activities for 14,355 participants.
  • 24,598 students enrolled in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan.
  • Approximately 10,000 affiliates supported by Alice! Health Promotion's Contact Tracing Team.
  • Columbia Health trained 2,561 affiliates in reversing opioid overdoses through naloxone with 10 reported lives saved to date.