Make an Appointment

Schedule an Appointment

New patient or returning after six months

Students who wish to schedule an appointment with 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, by clicking here and using "Columbia University" to log 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 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.

Allergy Injections

  • 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.

Tobacco Cessation

Travel Medicine

  • To schedule an appointment please email travelhealth@columbia.edu with your destination(s) and travel date.  To protect your privacy do NOT include any personal health information in your email appointment request.

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: 

  • Understanding the range of birth control and safer sex options 
  • Accessing resources regarding coping with stress 
  • Strategies to improve sleep quality 
  • Concerns regarding a friend’s alcohol or other drug use 
  • Strategies to improve time management 
  • Finding reputable resources to better understand a new medical diagnosis 
  • Communication strategies to support a friend 

Starting 9/21/21 through the end of the Fall term, students can connect with Alice! in person and virtually:

  • Virtual appointments: Monday - Friday | 11 AM – 7 PM
  • In person appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday | 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Virtual drop-in hours: Tuesday & Thursday | 5 PM – 7 PM

Email us at alice@columbia.edu to request an appointment. In your email, include 2-3 days/times that you are available during office hours.

Seeking more immediate support? Attend virtual drop-in hours Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5 PM – 7PM.

Questions? Email us at alice@columbia.edu. 

To get started with BASICS alcohol screening complete the online self-assessment

If you have questions or difficulty accessing the self-assessment call us at 212-854-5453 or email basics@columbia.edu

*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 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 disability@columbia.edu.

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 disability@columbia.edu.

Schedule an appointment at the CUIMC campus

Contact Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or visit the Student Health on Haven website

Make a virtual or in-person 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.

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

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 online at https://www.secure.health.columbia.edu

Questions or Feedback?

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