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Decisions about the optimal course of treatment are a joint endeavor between the student, fellow, spouse or partner and the clinician - a process that begins with consultation and evaluation.

Treatments available in the Mental Health Service include brief dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples counseling, pharmacotherapy, and coordination of specific treatment interventions for a range of syndromes including eating disorders, drug and alcohol problems and other addictive behaviors.

Referrals are available for treatment beyond the 10-visit base benefit. These can be to an outside clinician or, possibly, to the clinician you are already seeing. Again, this, as well as the timing of the referral, is a decision you will make jointly. Forty (40) additional visits are covered by the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, underwritten by Aetna. There is a $20 co-pay per visit.

Please see your insurance brochure for detailed information about benefits to mental health clinicians both inside and outside the Aetna Insurance network.


Columbia´s program of Addiction Information & Management Strategies (AIMS) provide services to preserve the contributions and potential of CUMC students whose effectiveness, professional responsibilities, or patient and professional relationships may be compromised by mental health problems and substance abuse. For more information, please contact Stephanie Rozen at (212) 305-3989.


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