Columbia Health is an integrated program that provides extensive on- and off-campus health care and services for you while you are enrolled at the University. The Columbia Health Program and an accepted medical insurance plan work together to meet your health care needs. Columbia requires all full-time students to enroll in both. To meet the insurance requirement, you must either confirm your enrollment in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan (Columbia Plan) or provide proof of alternate coverage that meets the established criteria listed on the Columbia Health website. International students are required to enroll in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan. Part-time students may also enroll in the Columbia Health Program and Columbia Plan.
Benefits and Services of the Columbia Health Program
The Columbia Health Program compromises five departments and more than 130 individuals to meet your health needs on campus.
John Jay Hall, 3rd and 4th Floors
Medical Services provides routine and urgent medical care, travel medicine, and immunizations, as well as sexual health services, reproductive and gynecological services, LGBTQ health care, and confidential HIV testing. Students can make appointments online with their health care provider and are encouraged to do so (bios and photos are available online).
Counseling and Psychological Services
Lerner Hall, 8th Floor
Counseling and Psychological Services offers short-term individual counseling, referrals for longer-term therapy, consultations for couples, student-life support groups, medication consultation, and emergency consultation. Students are welcome to select a mental-health clinician (bios and photos are available online).
Lerner Hall, 7th Floor
Disability Services facilitates equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating accommodations and support services, including assistive technology, networking groups, academic skills workshops, and learning specialists. Disability documentation and registration guidelines are available online.
Alice! Health Promotion
Wien Hall, 1st Floor
Alice! Health Promotion connects individuals and groups with information and resources, cultivates healthy attitudes and behaviors, promotes health-supporting policy, and fosters a culture that values and supports individual and community health.
Sexual Violence Response
Lerner Hall, 3rd Floor
Sexual Violence Response works to promote behaviors that support positive, healthy, and consensual relationships, and supports survivors and co-survivors of violence through advocacy, connection to resources, community education, training, and engagement.