Physical & Mental Health Resources

Veterans Crisis Line

     Dial 988, then press 1

        or Text 838255

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988

     Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Online Chat

     You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free


Vets4Warriors is a confidential peer support group available 24/7. They are staffed by veterans and sometimes just being able to talk with a fellow veteran is helpful.

CAVA (University Ambulance): (212) 854-5555

CAVA is highly recommended for medical emergencies on campus; they are more familiar with the location of campus buildings.

     CAVA is a student-operated, New York State-certified, Basic Life Support (BLS) volunteer ambulance corps that provides pre-hospital emergency medical care, free of charge, to Columbia University's Morningside Heights Campus, surrounding University-owned buildings and the surrounding area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Columbia University Public Safety Emergency Calls

  • Morningside: 212-854-5555 (emergency)

  • Manhattanville: 212-853-3333 (emergency) 

  • Medical Center: 212-305-7979 (emergency) 

Columbia University Public Safety Non-Emergency Calls

  • Morningside: 212-854-2797 (non-emergency)
  • Manhattanville: 212-853-3301 (non-emergency)
  • Medical Center: 212-305-8100 (non-emergency)



Morningside Campus Escort Service:  (212) 854-SAFE (7233)

This service is available from West 108th Street to West 110th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Riverside Drive, and from West 111th Street to West 122nd Street between Morningside Drive and Riverside Drive. Please allow 5 to 15 minutes to arrive and ask them to show a Columbia University ID. For more information on the Walking Escort Service, contact the Department of Public Safety's Operations Desk at (212) 854-SAFE (7233)

Medical Center Escort Service: 212-305-8100

On the Medical Center Campus from 6:00PM until 6:00 AM escorts are provided by Public Safety personnel on foot; vehicles may be used if available. The escort area is West 163rd Street to West 168th Street, Riverside Drive to Amsterdam Avenue and from West 168 Street to 178 Street, Broadway to Haven Avenue. A valid Columbia ID Card is required to obtain an escort. Please call 212-305-8100 to request an escort. Allow 10-15 minutes for the escort to arrive.

Manhattanville Campus Escort Service: 212-853-3301

Manhattanville Public Safety provides an evening escort service to faculty, staff and students at Manhattanville, from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. The service accompanies you from any Manhattanville Campus building to the 1 train subway station at 125th Street and Broadway. To request an escort, call the Manhattanville Operations Center non-emergency line at 212-853-3301


Mental Health Services for Students

Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)

Support is available 24/7 by calling 212-854-2878

Veterans' Concerns Team

Alfred Lerner Hall, 5th and 8th Floors
2920 Broadway, MC 2606
New York, NY 10027

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

General Information:  

Sexual Violence Response

SVR is available 24/7/365. Call (212) 854-HELP (4357)

Counseling and Psychological Services supports the psychological and emotional well being of the campus community by providing counseling, consultations and crisis interventions—all of which adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. 


Mental Health and Services for Veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs

Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System (Psych/Counseling)

423 East 23rd Street

New York, NY 10010

Phone: 212-686-7500

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient

Evelyn Quinones   (212) 686-7500 X 6325

Manhattan Vet Center (Counseling)

32 Broadway, Suite 200

New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-742-9591

VA Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program
This unique VA outreach program offers a wide range of services at the Teacher’s College Resilience Center for Veterans and Families. VA health care enrollment, assistance with educational benefits and claims, counseling services, and access to free tutoring. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Yvette Branson, Ph.D., VITAL Initiative Coordinator at [email protected]or at (646) 772-6087

Military Family Services

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Readjustment Problems
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Family and Relationship Conflicts
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Children’s Behavioral or Academic Problems


To make an appointment, please call us at 855-698-4677 or email us at [email protected]. Tele-therapy is also available upon request. Generous funding for the Military Family Clinic is provided by the Robin Hood Foundation.For more information please download our brochure.

Harlem Vet Center

124th St. and 3rd Avenue

Colette Foreater

646-273-8139 x. 5144

[email protected]

The Harlem Vet Center offers FREE Services to military veterans. Their services include:

  • Combat and non-combat vets
  • Individual, family, couples therapy (for vets or family members)
  • Groups: DBT, mindfulness, PTSD (OEF/OIF), women’s
  • Benefits counseling, housing school
  • Higher level of confidentiality than VA (closed records to DOD)
  • No wait list

Child & Family Center at White Institute

20 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023

Office: (212) 873-7070

For family members of students without mental health insurance health coverage, the Child & Family Center offers counseling and service on a sliding scale fee based on income.