Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is part of Columbia Health and offers a range of services to help students to cope with stress and manage their mental health.
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. Students are also encouraged to utilize the broad range of online coping tools available.
Drop-in hours are held each week to address urgent mental health concerns Mondays -Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the CPS office on the 5th floor of Lerner Hall, Room 502. Check-in closes at 7:30 PM. Please note that that these hours are a supplementary support and are not intended to substitute for traditional counseling or other appropriate treatment options. If you are seeking ongoing counseling or psychiatric care, please call 212-854-2878 during regular business hours to arrange treatment planning session that will help guide you to the resource that is right for you.
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 the next steps for your care. For immediate psychiatric care students may also go directly to Mount Sinai Morningside Emergency Room located at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, 212-523-3347.