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Mental Health Services

Student Mental Health Program

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Student Mental Health Program offers our students access to free, confidential, mental health services by appointment.  We are staffed by psychologists and psychiatrists from diverse cultural, national, and clinical backgrounds who are skilled in treating a wide range of issues.  Appointments are scheduled promptly and in consideration of our students’ scheduling needs and preferences.

We offer a range of services from supportive psychotherapy focused on identifying and enhancing coping skills to consultation and assessment of all psychiatric conditions and treatments including psychotherapy, psychopharmacotherapy, and neuropsychological assessment.  Family and marital counseling is also available.

This is not an emergency service and students should expect communication for an appointment during regular business hours Monday - Friday.

  • A student must self-refer for the Student Mental Health program and request an appointment. 
  • Care is confidential and is not part of the student educational record.
  • All visits with the clinicians are covered under the Student Health Fee - there is no separate charge unless lab tests or imaging studies are ordered. This is analogous to the care students receive at the Student Health office.  
  • Clinicians have no student evaluation role within the medical college.

How to Access Our Services

To request an appointment please send an email including your name and contact information to studentmentalhealth@med.cornell.edu. Students need not disclose the details of their concerns when requesting an appointment. Our program assistant will respond during regular business hours to schedule your appointment.

If you are in urgent need of emergency assistance during our off hours please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  Help is also available by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Program Director:
Patricia Marino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medicine
(914) 997-8691
Contact Student Health Services

Contact Us

Phone: (646) 962-6942
Fax: (646) 962-1491

Locations

Mailing Address

Student Health Services
1300 York Ave., Box 258
New York, NY 10065

Clinical Location

230 East 69th St., Suite 2BB
(Between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10021

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed weekends and university holidays 

Students are encouraged to call ahead rather than walk in for visits, as provider schedules are subject to change due to campus obligations.

After-Hours

Answering Service: (646) 962-6942

Staff

Edgar Figueroa, M.D, M.P.H.
Director of Student Health
efiguero@med.cornell.edu

Bernadette Abaya, B.S.N., M.P.A., R.N.
Senior Nurse Administrator
bca2001@med.cornell.edu

Patricia Marino, Ph.D.
Director, Student Mental Health Program
(914) 997-8691

pam2029@med.cornell.edu

Office of Admissions 445 East 69th Street
Room 104
New York, NY 10021 (212) 746-1067

Office of Medical Education 1300 York Avenue, Room C-118 New York, NY 10065 (212) 746-1050