Health Services

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

Update 4/2020: The Student Health Service continues to offer online health information and resources on this website as well as on social media, Individual Consultations to answer your health and wellness questions remotely via telephone appointment are now available. (Please email: for further information.) 

We have prepared two lists of alternative resources you may wish to consider: Healthcare Resources During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Healthcare Resources

Exclusive New Offering 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 go to to register and enter coupon code NYSHIP when you get to the payment screen.  For more information and detailed instructions click here.

Please check our website for updates, as well as for medical and mental health resources.  

The Wellness Center's Virtual Front Desk is available to answer questions via the Zoom platform and is available Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm EST.  Click here to reach our Virtual Front Desk via Zoom Meeting ID: 212 817 7020, Password: 6422
You may also dial-in to the Zoom meeting: 1 646 876 9923 US (New York), or find your local number. 

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

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The focus of the Wellness Center’s Student Health Service has changed from prior years and is now devoted exclusively to serving as a resource for health information and education.

The Graduate Center’s Wellness Center no longer offers direct clinical patient care. Students who are ill or require routine health care will need to seek services outside the Graduate Center. We can, however, offer information and referrals to assist you in finding the health care you need.

Student Health Services provides health and wellness education, referral and health information throughout the year, including presentations, workshops, health screening events and the yearly comprehensive Wellness Festival, held during the spring.  

Further information is available on this website, as well as by calling or visiting the Wellness Center office. In addition, please refer to our accounts on Facebook ( and Twitter (

The mission of the Student Health Service is to promote wellness by providing health information that will help and empower students to maximize their achievements academically at the Graduate Center, and throughout their lives.

If You Have A Medical Emergency

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:
Staten Island University Hospital, NORTH SITE: 475 Seaview Avenue, (718) 226-9000
Staten Island University Hospital, SOUTH SITE: 375 Seguine Avenue, (718) 226-2000

Office Hours & Location

The Wellness Center is open during regular business hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  We are located in the Graduate Center, on the 6th floor in room 6422.

Always bring your student ID, with the current semester's validation sticker.

Due to COVID-19, we are operating remotely.  The Wellness Center's Virtual Front Desk is available to meet with students through the Zoom platform and is available Mondays & Tuesdays 10am-5pm, Wednesdays 8am-5pm, Thursdays & Fridays from 8am-4pm.  Click here to reach our Virtual Front Desk via Zoom Meeting ID: 212 817 7020, Password: 6422
You may also email us at and we will return your message as soon as possible.   

Student Health Services Staff

Director of The Wellness Center: Robert Hatcher, Ph.D.
Administrative Coordinator: Cheri Daniels, M.S.
Health Education Supervisor: Adraenne Bowe, F.N.P., M.S.
Health Education Coordinator: Michelle Gaspari
Office Assistant: Deborah Mandas
Office Assistant: Grace Acevedo