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

New York City Police Department


Columbia University Public Safety, Morningside campus


Columbia University Public Safety, Manhattanville campus


Columbia University Public Safety, Medical Center campus


Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital

1111 Amsterdam Ave. at 113th St.
Emergency Room: 212-523-3335
Psychiatric Emergency Room: 212-523-3347

Need Help?

If you are uncertain whether this is an emergency, contact Medical Services at 212-854-7426, available 24 hours a day. Urgent medical concerns are prioritized and will be assessed by a triage specialist, who will provide recommendations for care.

Columbia University Emergency Medical Service, an ambulance service, is also available by calling 212-854-5555. This on-campus ambulance service is available 24 hours a day free of charge for the Morningside campus. It provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and transport to the Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Room located at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue at 113th Street.

Emergency contraception is also available at Medical Services.

If you are experiencing an urgent mental health concern, please call CPS immediately at 212-854-2878, available 24/7. A clinician will assess your concern and recommend next steps for your care.

Urgent mental health concerns drop-in is for students experiencing high levels of distress and are in need of immediate support from a mental health professional. Available Mondays—Thursdays from 6—9pm at the CPS office on the 5th floor of Lerner Hall. Check-in closes at 8:30PM.

Students at CUIMC can contact CUIMC Mental Health Service at 212-305-3400.

For immediate psychiatric care

Students may also go directly to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Room located at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, 212-523-3347.

Need help with weekend or late night distress?

Check out our Coping Tools page for various digital services, mobile apps, and online resources outside our regular hours of operation.

If you have been sexually assaulted, contact Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or the New York City Police Department at 911.

The Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center can be accessed 24/7/365 by calling 212-854-HELP/4357. You will have the option of working with a staff survivor advocate or a peer advocate, both of whom are certified by the New York City Department of Health and trained to address issues of violence. They can provide crisis intervention and will discuss options for reporting and seeking medical help. Advocates can accompany students to on- and off-campus resources such as hospital emergency departments, New York City Police Department, the district attorney's office, and Columbia Public Safety.

If you are being stalked or threatened, or have immediate concerns about your physical safety, contact Public Safety at the numbers below. Public Safety also provides an escort service; request an escort by calling 212-854-SAFE.

  • Morningside and Manhattanville
  • Medical Center
  • Teachers College
  • Barnard College

If you would like non-emergency support and guidance around issues of personal safety—stalking, threats, or other issues of personal security—contact Sexual Violence Response (212-854-HELP/4357) and speak with a survivor advocate, available 24/7, 365 days a year.