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BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is a program designed to assist students in examining their drinking and other drug-use behavior in a judgment-free environment.
To get started with BASICS alcohol screening complete the online self-assessment.
*To protect student privacy and comply with state and federal legislation, individual discussions cannot be facilitated via email or social media platforms.
Whether you are registered with Disability Services or considering it, we welcome you to meet with a staff member. Contact us at (212) 854-2388 to schedule an appointment with a coordinator, learning specialist, or assistive technology specialist.
You do not need an appointment to pick up or submit disability forms. All forms are located in Forms and Guidelines.
Prospective students and others visiting campus should contact Disability Services to arrange accommodations for your visit or to schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member to learn more about our services.
If you’re already registered with Disability Services
Contact your coordinator directly with questions or concerns. If your coordinator is unavailable and the matter is urgent, you can attend drop-in hours. Call us at (212) 854-2388 or email [email protected].
Not registered with Disability Services?
You can still take make an appointment to talk with us:
- To learn more about how to register
- To discuss the services and accommodations we offer
- If you suspect you have a disability
- If you were referred to us
Alice! Health Promotion staff are available to talk with students 1:1 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 1:1 conversations include, but not limited to:
- Accessing resources regarding coping with stress
- Strategies to improve sleep quality
- Strategies to improve time management
- Concerns regarding a friend’s alcohol or other drug use
- Communication strategies to support a friend
- Finding reputable resources to better understand a new medical diagnosis
- Understanding the range of birth control and safer sex options
How to Schedule
Complete the Health Education Visit Intake Form. After submitting the intake form, you will receive a follow-up email with a link to the portal to schedule an appointment.
Note: There will be a break in service from November 21 - November 25, 2022 due to University Holiday.
Seeking more immediate support? Attend Health Education Drop-in Hours, either in person or virtually. **Note: Drop-ins are suspended when classes are not in session.**
Questions? Email us at [email protected].
Schedule a Clinical Appointment
Our goal is to make most appointments available on the same day. In some situations it may be more appropriate to make appointments a day or more in ahead. Advance appointments (not same day) can be made via phone.
Same Day Nursing Appointments
- Some vaccines, tuberculosis skin tests, or pregnancy screenings are offered through same day nursing visits.
- If you've been seen before, many appointments with a registered nurse can be handled on a same-day basis. Please contact Medical Services at (212) 854-7426 to ensure we can accommodate your schedule.
- If you've not been seen before, please schedule a clinical appointment to establish care.
Urgent or Immediate Assistance
- During clinic hours, call (212) 854-7426 for a nurse consultation.
- 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.
- For allergy injections, call (212) 854-7426 to schedule an appointment for an initial assessment. Subsequent visits will be scheduled in advance for you after your initial visit.
- To schedule an appointment please email [email protected] with your destination(s) and travel date. To protect your privacy do NOT include any personal health information in your email appointment request.
New patient or returning after six months
Students who wish to schedule an appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services (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.
Currently or recently seen at CPS
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.
Follow-up appointments are available in-person on the Columbia campus or by mutual agreement by telehealth via Zoom or phone. Telehealth sessions with CPS providers are generally available only to students currently situated in New York State.
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. Log on to the website by using the student code: "Columbia University."
Columbia students can meet with a Medical Services registered nutritionist who will provide individual counseling and help students understand and meet their unique nutrition needs. Nutritionists support students in creating a nutrition plan and discussing any questions or concerns they may have.
If you're interested in connecting with a nutritionist, schedule an appointment on the Patient Portal.
As of 7/12: limited appointments are available on the Patient Portal until mid-August; Please call (212) 854-7426 to schedule.
PrEP is the use of an antiretroviral drug (Truvada) to prevent HIV infection in HIV-negative individuals at significant risk of becoming HIV-positive. Columbia Health offers pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and provides all necessary medical services and prescriptions.
If you are enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, Truvada is covered. You may be eligible to receive reimbursement from the drug manufacturer for the copay. If you have a different insurance, it may pay for PrEP.
PrEP requires a prescription, a daily pill, and a health care provider visit with blood tests four times a year. Long-term side effects are generally minimal and are monitored by blood tests of kidney function.
You may want to consider PrEP if your sexual partner(s) are positive or if you are in a higher-risk group (including men who have sex with men and trans women) and do not use a condom every time you have anal or vaginal intercourse.
For more information or to get started with PrEP, email Daniel Chiarilli, Associate Director of GHAP at [email protected]. In your email, mention that you would like to schedule a "PrEP Consultation" and include at least 3 days/times that you are available.
Columbia students can meet with a tobacco cessation specialist, who will provide individual support and help students understand the process of quitting along with developing a personal plan to stop using tobacco.
The program offers behavioral and pharmacological support, including meeting with a cessation specialist, prescriptions for medications, and access to no-cost over-the-counter nicotine replacement products. The Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan also provides coverage, including prescriptions, to assist students with quitting.
Ending the use of tobacco can be a challenge, and Columbia Health is committed to providing support to students with this goal. Research shows that the earlier in life a person quits, the less difficult the process and the lesser an impact that tobacco use will have on their health.
To learn more about stopping the use of tobacco for yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment in the Patient Portal.
Wellness Coaching is an evidence-based practice that takes a positive approach to personal development through centering individual strengths, values, and motivations to support behavior changes(s) via a collaborative and non-judgmental partnership (*not therapy or counseling).
Wellness Coaching is available to any currently enrolled Columbia University student at the Morningside Campus.
- Initial foundation session is scheduled for 90 minutes.
- Follow-up sessions are scheduled as needed in increments of 60 minutes.
- There is currently no session cap.
To get started, complete the Wellness Coaching Intake Form. After submission of intake form, you will receive a follow-up email with a link to schedule an appointment.