Make an Appointment

Schedule an Appointment

For students within the United States looking to schedule a new virtual counseling appointment, please call Counseling and Psychological Services at 212-854-2878.

For students residing outside the United States interested in counseling services, click here and use "Columbia University" as your student code when logging in.

In addition, CPS is offering virtual support spaces open to any student, anywhere. We also invite students to utilize the broad range of online coping tools available. 

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 or 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.

Allergy Injections

  • For allergy injections, call 212-854-7426 to schedule an appointment with a registered nurse for an initial assessment. Subsequent visits will be scheduled in advance for you after your initial visit.

Tobacco Cessation

Travel Medicine

  • To schedule an appointment please call 212-854-7426 or email travelhealth@columbia.eduTo protect your privacy do NOT include any personal health information in your email appointment request.

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 the Resource Library.

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

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

Call us at 212-854-2388 or email

Schedule an appointment at the CUMC campus

Contact CUMC Disability Services at 212-305-3400 or visit the Student Health Service website.

Make a virtual or in-person (Lerner Hall only) appointment with a professional or peer advocate at Sexual Violence Response by calling 212-854-HELP (4357) (24/7) or 212-854-3500 during regular business hours.

Alice! staff are available to talk with students about their health questions and how to access on- and off-campus resources. Alice! respects and protects the privacy of all conversations.*

Conversations with us are solution-oriented and not about therapy or giving advice. Examples of conversations include:

  • Understanding the range of birth control options
  • Accessing resources for coping with stress
  • Concerns regarding a friend’s alcohol or other drug use
  • Strategies to improve sleep quality
  • Strategies to improve time management
  • Understanding a new medical diagnosis

Appointments are generally available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Earlier and later appointment times may be available on a case-by-case basis.

Email with request, including dates/times available or visit virtual drop-in hours (Tue/Thur, 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET).

For help with BASICS alcohol screening, you can call 212-854-5453, email, or complete an 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.

To make an appointment with one of our health insurance specialists, please call 212-854-3286.

Questions or Feedback?

Contact us at 212-854-7426 with questions. You can also tell us what you think about our services or programs.