Health Promotion Appointment

Last reviewed: 7/2/2024

During a Health Promotion Appointment (HPA), a student meets one-on-one with an Alice! team member to discuss resources and services to support health and well-being, including on- and off-campus resources. The purpose of this visit is to guide and direct students to resources and systems of support as well as high-quality health information

HPAs are non-diagnostic, non-clinical, and not therapy. Sessions are confidential and HIPAA-compliant. All sessions are offered virtually, unless otherwise requested. 

What do you talk about during an HPA?

Topics might include, but are not limited to: 


  • Navigating your health insurance provider directory 
  • Navigating resource directories compiled by local, state, or federal agencies, as well as other organizations that support health and well-being 
  • Finding a Primary Care Provider (PCP) or medical specialist 
  • Finding a Mental Health provider 
  • Identifying systems of support, including University staff, advisors, friends, family, peers, or community-based resources 

Columbia Health Resource Navigation

  • Navigating services offered by Alice! Health Promotion 
  • Getting connected to other departments at Columbia Health

General Health

  • Identify and get connected to resources that meet your needs 

On-Campus Support

  • On-campus resources to support student well-being, including University-wide offices or School-specific programs and staff 

Off-Campus Support

  • Finding a health care provider off-campus – either elsewhere in NYC or back home
  • Navigating a bill from an off-campus provider or healthcare facility 

Relationship Building & Partnerships

  • Interested in partnering with Alice! Health Promotion? You can chat about tailoring a workshop for your organization/office; consult on health literacy or best practices for supporting student well-being; discuss collaboration opportunities for creating a healthy campus environment/community; and more!

Workshop Request

  • Alice! Health Promotion offers a variety of workshops and trainings to students and student groups affiliated with the University.


HPAs are available to any currently enrolled Columbia University student at the Morningside/Manhattanville campuses.

How to Schedule 

Complete the Health Promotion Appointment Intake Form. After submitting the intake form, you will receive a follow-up email with a link to schedule an appointment.

Seeking more immediate support?  

Attend Health Education Drop-in Hours, either in person or virtually. 

**Note: Drop-in hours are suspended when classes are not in session. **


Email [email protected] or call 212-854-5453 during business hours.