Health & Wellness

Student Health Service (SHS)

The Student Health Service at Columbia University Medical Center is committed to advancing the health of each student and to promoting a healthy campus community through its goals of caring, healing, and educating. SHS provides a full range of primary care, mental health, and health promotion services, which focus on student needs, both personal and as future clinicians. They seek to deliver care that is compassionate, informed, confidential, and cost-effective.

We offer the following easily accessible, on-campus services:

Students also have access to Columbia University's OMBUDS office.

P&S supports an overall healthy lifestyle with extensive recreation and athletic facilities available for its community. Students are encouraged to participate in special events and wellness talks. View a special lecture on physician burnout, stress & mindulness presented by Lotte Dyrbye M.D., M.H.P.E.

Medical Services

SHS physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses provide a full range of primary care medical services; occupational exposure evaluation and treatment; women's, men's, and trans health services; travel consultation; nutrition and acupuncture; referral to specialists; and ancillary services, including on-site laboratory service in affiliation with our reference laboratory. All care within the Student Health Service is completely confidential.

If you are also enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan administered by Aetna Student Health, SHS is your gateway to the Aetna provider network. For further information on the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, visit or the insurance page of the Student Health Service website.

Except as required by law, no information is released outside the Student Health Services without your written consent.


SHS administers the public health screening and immunizations required by Columbia University Medical Center. Information regarding the preregistration requirements and forms is available.