Saturday Urgent Care Availability at Columbia Health at 116th Street
At the present time, students with acute issues on the weekend must go to the ER or an urgent care center to be seen, as the CUMC Student Health does not have weekend hours. To address this need, and after a successful pilot program, we are pleased to be working with our colleagues at Columbia Health at the Morningside campus. All CUMC students enrolled in Student Health will have the option to utilize the Columbia Health Urgent Care Service at Morningside on Saturdays from 10AM-3:30PM. The Columbia Health Urgent Care is located on the 3rd floor of John Jay Hall. Check the Columbia Health website at http://health.columbia.edu/ for holiday closings. Please be reminded that this service is for urgent, acute needs only, not ongoing medical concerns.
If you have an acute, urgent care need (not a long term medical concern) during these hours, go to the Urgent Care area. Please bring your CUMC student ID card with you. Upon your arrival, you will be asked to sign in and complete a brief registration form at the front desk. If you are experiencing an acute condition (such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or severe abdominal pain), you should inform the front desk before completing the form.
You will also be asked to sign a release of medical information form so your records can be transferred to Student Health at CUMC after your visit. This will help us in following up on the care you received. If after the visit, the clinician recommends you see a specialist or have an imaging study, please contact Student Health at CUMC so the appropriate referrals are generated prior to your follow-up care visit to ensure coverage.
Students are seen in order of severity of illness in the Urgent Care area. Depending on the nature of your medical concern, this may result in a significant wait time. Your cooperation and patience while waiting are appreciated. Rarely, students have conditions that cannot be fully evaluated or treated in the Urgent Care area. In these instances arrangements are promptly made for you to be transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.
You may still access the CUMC on-call clinician at any time after hours via telephone at 212-305-3400, prompt 7.