Health & Wellness
The Graduate Center provides a variety of health services to its students:
The Wellness Center, offering student health and counseling services
Several health insurance options for interested students: click here for link
Students can also attend fitness classes at the Graduate Center and sign up for membership at the facilities of several schools in the CUNY consortium.
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.
The Wellness Center provides students with Student Health and Student Counseling services.
NOTE: Our Nurse Practitioner is on leave until further notice. Please visit our resources page under Health Services, for alternative healthcare options you may wish to consider.
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, and health and wellness programs and workshops. Students are seen by appointment. However, students with urgent problems will be seen on a walk-in basis as available. 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.
Student Health Services
The Student Counseling Services is staffed by licensed psychologists and by postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows. We provide confidential counseling and short-term psychotherapy, group counseling, crisis intervention, and referral services to Graduate Center students, and couples therapy to students and their partners. We offer academic consultations to help deal with dissertation issues and other concerns. Workshops that address the challenges and stresses of graduate student life are also offered.
Student Counseling Services