Health Services

The Student Health Services is staffed and directed by a licensed Nurse Practitioner, providing episodic and primary health care to all registered Graduate Center students. Services include visits for acute medical problems as well as management of ongoing health issues, women’s health examinations and Pap smears, men’s genitourinary examinations, screening for STIs (sexually transmitted infection), immunizations, referrals to outside health care providers as indicated, and health and wellness programs and workshops. Students are seen by appointment. Students with urgent problems may be seen on a walk-in basis, whenever possible and at the discretion of the Nurse Practitioner. For problems that do not require immediate, urgent attention, an appointment must be made in advance. There is no charge for visits to the Health Service. 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 through the Graduate Center.

If it's an 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:

Manhattan:
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

Brooklyn:
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway, (718) 616-3000
Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks St (between Atlantic Ave & Pacific St), (718) 522-1099

Bronx:
Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, (718) 741-2000
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 234 East 149th Street, (718) 579-5000

Queens
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

About

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

  •  Immunizations

  • 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.

Costs

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 

Hours & Appointments

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. 

LATENESS/CANCELLATION POLICY
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.

Student Health Services Staff

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, M.S.
Office Assistant: Deborah Mandas
Office Assistant: Janaye Solomon
Health Education Coordinator: Ashley Chastain, M.P.H.