The CUMC Communications Department is responsible for providing timely coordinated, accurate information to the CUMC community, the news media and the public about the nature and status of the emergency. In so doing, staff from the Communications Department, under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer in concert with the Emergency Director, will report to the Emergency Command Center and work to gather information and develop an appropriate communications plan. Other Communications staff will provide content for web updates, broadcast email, and media briefings, as well as coordinate with other media officials from City agencies, NYP, and Columbia University’s Morningside campus.

The CUMC Advisory Hotline is activated with voice message updates in the event of a CUMC institutional emergency. The Hotline number is 212.305.7300.


To Report an Emergency

In an emergency, always call 212.305.7979 First! 

CUMC Emergency Numbers:

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Radiation Safety


CUMC Advisory Hotline


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 In a Medical Emergency, call 911!

Need Help? Contact 5-HELP

5-Help (212-305-4357)
Monday - Friday: 8:00am* to 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
* Phone support begins at 7:30am

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-4357
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-1056
Fax: (212)305-1026

Residential Facilities

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-4357


Medical and Graduate
Education Building