COVID-19 Information and Resources

Due to the impact of COVID19, the Wellness Center office is operating remotely.

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

You may also email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu 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.  However, we are 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 wellness@gc.cuny.edu (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 and enter coupon code NYSHIP when you get to the payment screen.  

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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 

NYC COVID19 Vaccine Finder 

Who can get vaccinated right now? 
Currently, the vaccine is available to people 65 and older and essential workers including teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers, healthcare providers and staff with direct patient contact, emergency responders, staff at COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations, home health aides, and long-term care staff and residents among others. 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.

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 »