If you are in the Graduate Center, call Security at x7777 immediately. They can get help to you the fastest.
If you need to go to an emergency room, here are several around New York City:
NYU Downtown Hospital, 70 William Street, (212) 312-5063
NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 1st Avenue, (212) 263-5550
Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1190 Fifth Avenue (East Harlem), (212) 241-6500
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, (212) 746-0795
Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, (212) 305-6204
The Allen Pavilion Hospital, 5141 Broadway (@ 220th Street), (212) 932-4245
Coler-Goldwater Memorial Hospital, One Main Street, Roosevelt Island, (212) 318-8000
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, (718) 616-3000
Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks St (between Atlantic Ave & Pacific St), (718) 522-1099
Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, (718) 741-2000
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 234 East 149th Street, (718) 579-5000
Mount Sinai Queens, 2510 30th Avenue (Astoria), (718) 267-4285
Elmhurst Hospital Center, 79-01 Broadway, (718) 334-4000
Staten Island University Hospital, NORTH SITE: 475 Seaview Avenue, (718) 226-9000
Staten Island University Hospital, SOUTH SITE: 375 Seguine Avenue, (718) 226-2000
The Student Health Services is staffed and directed by a licensed Nurse Practitioner. Services are available to students registered at the Graduate Center.
Students are seen by appointment. See Hours & Appointments below for more information. Nurse Practitioner Services:
Diagnosis and treatment of acute medical problems as well as management of ongoing health issues
Women’s health care including breast exams, gynecology exams and pap smears
Men’s health care and genitourinary examinations
Screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), hypertension, diabetes and other health problems
Health and wellness information and counseling, including advice and prescription for international travel
Referrals to outside health care providers and specialty clinics as needed
Urgent Problems When the Nurse Practitioner is on site, students with urgent problems may be seen on a walk-in basis, whenever possible. If your problem does not require urgent, immediate attention, please schedule an appointment – the Nurse Practitioner’s time is limited and we need to use her time carefully. If necessary, the Nurse Practitioner will use her professional judgment to sort out urgent from less than urgent problems. If you have an urgent problem that requires a higher level of care than we can provide, we will help direct you to appropriate care. When the Nurse Practitioner is NOT on site, students needing immediate attention should go to an emergency room.
Services at the Student Health Services at the Wellness Center provided by the Nurse Practioner are free to currently enrolled graduate students of the CUNY Graduate Center. This includes episodic and primary health care but does not include laboratory testing done off-site. The cost of laboratory testing may be covered by insurance if you have it.
If you are uninsured, laboratory costs for blood and urine tests are substantially reduced through an arrangement with Mount Sinai Medical Center and then reduced further through partial subsidies from the Graduate Center. For students who are uninsured or underinsured, and require radiology testing, prescriptions, or specialty referral, the SHS attempts to direct students to the least expensive providers, since these services are not connected with the Graduate Center. All students who are uninsured or underinsured are encouraged to investigate possibilities for health insurance and can receive advice through Student Affairs.
Students are seen by appointment. To make an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 212-817-7020 or stop by Room 6422 during regular business hours. Appointment slots are limited and fill up very quickly, we advise you to call as far in advance as possible to book your appointment.
*Please note: Email is a non-secure means of communication. For confidentiality reasons, please do not email the Wellness Center for appointments or with inquiries for the Nurse Practitioner. We are happy to assist you over the phone.
Currently, appointments with the Nurse Practitioner are available during the following times:
Mondays between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Wednesdays between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
The Nurse Practitioner is not on site on Fridays.
Always bring your student ID, with the current semester's validation sticker, and proof of health insurance (if you have it).
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow for completion of any necessary paperwork. If you are a new patient, you can download an intake form and bring it with you to your appointment.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask that you call us at least 24 hours in advance. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we reserve the right to reschedule you. We maintain a waitlist for those students requesting to be seen sooner than appointments are available, we would like to make every effort to extend courtesy to those students.
FOR STUDENTS WITH URGENT PROBLEMS
When the Nurse Practitioner is on site, students with urgent problems may be seen on a walk-in basis, whenever possible. If your problem does not require urgent, immediate attention, please schedule an appointment -The Nurse Practitioner’s time is limited and we need to use her time carefully. If necessary, the Nurse Practitioner will use her professional judgment to sort out urgent from less than urgent problems. If you have an urgent problem that requires a higher level of care than we can provide, we will help direct you to appropriate care.
When the Nurse Practitioner is NOT on site, students needing immediate attention should go to an emergency room.
Director of The Wellness Center: Robert Hatcher, Ph.D.
Nurse Practitioner/Director of Student Health Services at the Wellness Center: Adraenne Bowe, F.N.P., P.N.P., M.S.
Administrative Coordinator: Cheri Betancourt
Office Assistants: Deborah Mandas, Dominique Volney
Health Education Coordinator: Ashley Chastain, M.P.H.