If this is an emergency, please contact local law enforcement, Columbia Public Safety, or go to the nearest emergency room.

New York City Police Department
Emergency:  911

Columbia University Public Safety
(212) 854-2797
Emergency: (212) 854-5555

Medical Center Public Safety
(212) 305-8100
Emergency: (212) 305-7979

St. Luke's Roosvelt-Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave. at 114th Street
General Line: (212) 523-4000
Emergency Room: (212) 523-3335
Psychiatric Emergency Room: (212) 523-3347


If you are uncertain whether this is an emergency, contact Medical Services at (212) 854-7426. Urgent medical concerns are prioritized by Medical Services.

After-hours please contact (212) 854-7426. Your concern will be assessed by a telephone triage specialist, and recommendations for care will be provided.

Emergency Contraception is also available at Medical Services. Please check our Service pages for additional information about options and how to obtain EC on or off campus.

Mental Health

**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 212-854-2878.

For after-hours mental health concerns, please contact the clinician-on-call at (212) 854-9797 and press #1 to be connected to the clinician on call. Your concern will be assessed by a telephone triage specialist, and recommendations for care will be provided.

For immediate 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.

Sexual Assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, please contact Columbia University Department of Public Safety at (212) 854-5555 (4-5555 on-campus phone) or the New York Police Department at 911 (off-campus phone).

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 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.

Additional Support

Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center can be accessed 24/7/365 by calling (212) 854-HELP.  You will have the option of working with a staff Survivor Advocate or a Peer Advocate, both of whom are Department of Health certified and trained to address issues of violence.  They can provide crisis intervention and will discuss options for reporting and/or seeking medical help.  Advocates can accompany students to on- and off-campus resources such as hospital emergency departments, NYPD, District Attorney's office, and Public Safety.

Additional Information and Resources


Columbia University Emergency Medical Service (CU-EMS), an ambulance service, is available by calling (212) 854-5555.

This on-campus ambulance service is available, free of charge for the Morningside campus 24 hours a day. CU-EMS provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and transport to the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital ER.


Last updated April 13, 2015