COVID-19 Information and Resources

The Wellness Center front office operates remotely on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  In person hours are Tuesday 11am-3pm and Thursday 9am-2pm.

Our Virtual Front Desk is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9am-5pm EST to answer general questions via Zoom

You may also email us at and we will return your message as soon as possible.

Counseling Services at The Graduate Center During COVID-19

Student Counseling Services (SCS) continues to provide individual and group counseling to registered GC students who are currently living or staying in New York State via phone or videoconferencing.

Due to state regulations, we are unfortunately unable to provide counseling to students currently living or staying outside of NY. 

We are happy to announce that Talkspace is now a free benefit for all CUNY students.  
CUNY is partnering with Talkspace to bring you convenient, personal, and professional online messaging therapy. With Talkspace, you can regularly send text, audio, and video messages to a dedicated licensed therapist anytime, anywhere. Talkspace is confidential and secure.  Register here with your CUNY email address.

The process should take less than 30 days from the time that you enter your email to register until you gain access to the Talkspace services. You can check whether you have access by re-entering your email again into: CUNY - Talkspace. If 30 days pass and you still do not have access, please email the Wellness Center. 
If your email address is not recognized when you first enter it, also email the Wellness Center giving us permission to pass along your email address to the CUNY Central administrator who would manually put you into the Talkspace system. (He is a mental health professional and would not share your information with anyone other than Talkspace.)

SCS is still able to offer the following support services to all registered students, and have increased the number of services that we are offering to students regardless of location:

This website, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages, will be updated with new information and offerings as they become available.

To Schedule a Consultation or Request Referral Services:
Please download our Request for Services form and email to (note that this is a non-secure means of transmission) along with a picture of your student I.D. with current validation sticker.

Telehealth/Virtual Healthcare

Telehealth services are available for students with NYSHIP Insurance. 

Speak with a doctor from the comfort of your home or schedule a virtual visit with a therapist.  The Empire Plan will be covering these visits at no cost to you. Please register with Live Health Online, visit the Empire Plan page for more information.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

CUNY students attending in-person and hybrid classes for the Fall 2021 semester are required to be vaccinated.
Vaccination Requirements for Fall 2021‚Äč for info and updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Appointment Scheduler or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692)

NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder
New Yorkers age 16 and up can now walk-in to most vaccination site without an appointment.

Who can get vaccinated right now? 
Currently, the vaccine is available to all New Yorkers age 16 and older.  View the current list of eligible groups for the COVID-19 vaccine

Students in NYC can call 3-1-1 for further information. Students outside of NY should check with their local City and State Health Departments.

New York State Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Information 

New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline (For New Yorkers): 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829)

New York City Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Information 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 Vaccines Information 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Safety 

COVID-19 Testing Information

NYC Covid-19 Citywide Information Portal (testing site locator) or text "COVID TEST" to 855-48 

NYS Test Site Locator or call New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 

Additional Resources

Healthcare Services & Information:

Counseling & Mental Health:

  • Our Telecounseling page provides information on alternative sources for counseling services should you wish to contact them directly.
  • Use this list of COVID-19 Self-Help Resources for resources to prserve your mental health during the pandemic
  • Watch the videos in our Mental Wellbeing Series for insights and strategies for coming with the unique challenges caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 news and updates from The Graduate Center »