**CUMC students, please contact the CUMC Student Health Service for emergencies
Urgent medical or mental health concerns are prioritized by the medical and counseling services of Columbia Health. Columbia students may reach us by calling:
- Medical Concerns (212) 854-2284
- Mental Health concerns (212) 854-2878
For after-hours medical or mental health concerns, please contact the clinician-on-call at (212) 854-9797. Your concern will be assessed by a telephone triage specialist, and recommendations for care will be provided.
For immediate medical or psychiatric care, students may also go directly to the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Emergency Room at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, (212) 523-3347.
On-campus ambulance service is available, free of charge, and provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and transport to the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital ER. The ambulance service (known as CU-EMS) is available on the Morningside campus 24 hours a day and can be reached by dialing 99 from any campus phone, or by calling (212) 854-5555.
If you have been sexually assaulted, you can contact Columbia University Department of Public Safety by dialing 99 from any campus phone, or by calling (212) 854-5555. By calling (212) 854-HELP you can also contact a Peer Advocate who will discuss your options for reporting and/or seeking medical help and who can accompany you to on- and off-campus resources. If you are in a relationship that is abusive, you can contact Sexual Violence Response for information and support by calling (212) 854-3500.
Personal Safety: If you are being stalked, threatened, or have concerns about your personal safety, you can contact the Columbia University Department of Public Safety by dialing 99 from any campus phone, or by calling (212) 854-5555. Public Safety also provides an escort service for the Columbia University Campus, which can be requested by calling (212) 854-SAFE.
Students, Staff, Faculty or Friends
Faculty, staff, family or friends concerned about the mental health of a student may contact Counseling and Psychological Services at (212) 854-2878 for advice. In the event of an after-hours mental health emergency, please contact the clinician-on-call at (212) 854-9797.
For information about signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior or for information about helping a friend in crisis, please visit our emotional health resource page.
If you are worried about a student who refuses to seek help, consider contacting his/her Dean of Students, who has the authority to act to preserve the safety of the student or others.