Health & Wellness

The Wellness Center offers a variety of services and resources to support the physical and mental health of students at The Graduate Center through its two divisions:

Health Services

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A resource for health information and education, Student Health Services collects and maintains required student immunization documentation and provides referral information for healthcare service providers.

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Counseling Services

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Student Counseling Services offers free, confidential psychological counseling and referrals to Graduate Center students, and provides educational support through workshops and self-help resources.

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Health Insurance

Student Affairs provides information and guidance for graduate students in need of health insurance coverage, including the NYSHIP Student Employee Health Plan for doctoral students who hold an eligible position of employment at The Graduate Center.

Learn more about NYSHIP or contact for additional assistance.


A variety of fitness classes are offered by Student Affairs for Graduate Center students, faculty and staff. Students also have access to fitness centers at partnering CUNY institutions.

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Lactation Room

The Lactation Room is a dedicated space at the Graduate Center for mothers to express breast milk for a nursing child. Room 7408, also called the Mothers' Room, is available to all nursing women students and employees who present a Graduate Center ID. Nursing mothers may also continue using the Eighth Floor pantry (near the Dining Commons), and the Child Care Center for the same purpose. Those wishing to use the Mothers' Room should fill out a one-time key request form in the Student Affairs office, room 7301.

Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY »

publication cover imageDeveloped by students and faculty working with Healthy CUNY, a CUNY-wide initiative that helps CUNY students overcome health and social problems in order to support their academic success, the Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY aims to:

  1. Provide a one-stop guide of health, academic, financial, and basic needs services at CUNY and in the community
  2. Offer the emotional support and social connections that can help all of us find the strength and will to solve the challenges we will face this semester and beyond
  3. Encourage members of the CUNY community to advocate for ourselves and to act collectively to help CUNY to better meet our changing needs.