For all health and wellness related concerns, please email 

It is highly recommended that you identify a primary healthcare provider that you can see regularly for all your healthcare needs. When calling to schedule an appointment for yourself, be sure to have your health insurance card on hand. Below is a list of providers that represent a sampling of doctors who accept the Cornell Tech Aetna Student Health Plan Open Choice PPO.  For primary healthcare needs, please reach out to one of the following providers.

**Please note that Cornell Tech does not endorse any of the following providers**

Primary Health Resources

Weill Cornell Medicine has multiple primary care practices that participate in your Aetna insurance. The closest location to the Cornell Tech Campus is the practice at 425 East 61st Street. By clicking here you can schedule an appointment online or call the office at 646-962-2399. If calling, please be sure to identify yourself as a Cornell Tech Student. Weill Cornell has other primary care practices located throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. These are located at
215 East 85th st
12 West 72nd St
2315 Broadway at 84th St
40 Worth St
5-31 50th St.

Atrium Medical Associates
Located at 160 East 56th St Fl 12
Phone #: 212-457-1722

Mount Sinai Doctors, West Park Medical Group
Located: 200 West 57th Street
15th and 13th Floors
New York, NY 10019
Phone #: 212-247-8100
The following doctors are accepting new patients: Dr. Kimberly Scotto, Dr. Sophie Chrisomalis, Dr. Julia Adamian, Dr. Elizabeth Sharp

Mount Sinai West, Faculty practice
Located: 2109 Broadway between 73rd & 74th
Phone #: 212-523-8672
The following doctors are accepting new patients: Dr. Kamara Eseme, Dr. Roy Cohen, Dr. Etta Frankel, Dr. Mark Gorny, Dr. Anita Chekuri

Mount Sinai Doctors Queens
Located: 25-20 30th Avenue, 4th Fl Astoria, NY 11102
Phone: 718-808-7777
The following doctors are accepting new patients: Dr. Luke Janson, Dr. Phylicia Baird, Dr. Nehal Galal, Dr. Claudine Portella

Mental Health Resources 

If you are seeking Mental Health support, the following providers are within network.  Both group practices and individual practitioner information is provided, depending on your needs and availability.


Asian Bi-cultural Clinic at Gouverneur Hospital

Location: 227 Madison St, Room 3-100 New York, NY 10002

Phone #: 212-238-7332

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm


The Root Therapy

Location: 156 5th Ave, Suite 822

Hours: Weekdays and evenings


Lafayette Psychotherapy

Location: 109 Lafayette St, Room C-1 NY, NY 10013

Phone #: 646-663-1458

Select clinicians accept SHP; call to inquire


Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy
Location: 5 E.17th St (btwn 5th & Bway) 2nd Fl. NY, NY 10003
Phone #: 212.989.2990

Hours: M-F, 9am-7pm


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center
Location: 80 5th Ave. #903A NY, NY 10011
Phone #: 212-633-9162
Hours: M-S 9am-10pm


Weill Cornell Collaborative Care Center 646-962-2399
In order to obtain mental health care at Weill Cornell, you must already be enrolled as a patient at one of their facilities.  The model of mental health therapy Weill Cornell uses is short term care, meaning around 6 months.  If you require or are seeking longer term therapy, the Weill Cornell practice may refer you to a different provider who works on a longer term care model.  When calling Weill Cornell for mental health services, make sure to state the specific issue you are having.


Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Community Center – 212.620.7310 – Offers low cost individual and group counseling and referrals to LGBT-friendly mental heath providers and therapists in NYC.


Individual therapists who are within network and accepting new clients:

Michael Sands, MSW
Location: 141 E 55th St Suite 9B
Contact: 212-677-1675

Peter Demetri, LCSW
Location: 440 east 79th st Suite 1E
Contact: or 845-702-2162

Alexander Friedin, PsyD
Location: 219 East 69th Street # 1J  and 511 East 80th Street #2H
Contact:  917. 287.4422 of

Barbara Cooper Gordon, LCSW
Location:  300 E. 75th , corner of 75th and 2nd.
Contact: 610 291-4670 or

Michelle Kane, MSW
Location: 280 Madison Ave at east 40th st. suite 506
Contact: 646-761-4889

Leslie Epstein, LCSW
Location: 113 University Place, Suite 913
Contact: 917-482-2272

Mary Genkins, DSW
Location: 430 east 63rd st between 1st and York, # 12L
Contact: 212 838 9257

Paula Sobel
625 Main Street, Apartment 1032, New York, NY 10044-0035
Contact: (212) 319-4351 or Cell 917-363-4182
Midtown location: 347 5th Avenue
Hours: Afternoon until 9:30pm or weekends as needed.

Sue Goldman
330 East 70th Street, Suite 1W, New York, NY 10021
Contact: (212) 794-0333
Hours: 9am – 6pm

J. Anthony Jáuregui, LMFT
36 W. 44th Street, Suite 1203 b/w 5th and 6th Ave
NY, NY 10036
Contact: or 917-626-3871

Look here to find other therapists who accept the SHP (Aetna)



Abbey Simmermacher, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location: 220 5th Ave, Suite 300

Contact: 212-621-3197 or


Andrei Osipov,  MD
Location: 575 Madison Ave @ 57th st, Suite 1016
Contact:  917-892-3529 or

William Nguyen, MD
Location: 5 West 86th Street #9C
Contact: 646-954-2400 or

If you would like a referral to a provider or if you have feedback regarding a provider, please email

You can find other providers who participate in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP)  by using Aetna’s DocFind website. Be sure to include the zip code of the area where services will be received, and select “Student Health Medical Plans/ Open Choice PPO” as the health plan type. (The zip code for Roosevelt Island is 10044. Other nearby zip codes in Manhattan are 10022, 10021, and 10017.) Participating providers change frequently, so please call to verify that a provider you are interested in seeing is within network.  Specific benefit details are available at For additional questions, you can contact the Student Health Benefits office at 607-255-6363 or email: .

Students with insurance other than the CUSHP should check their provider’s directories to find a participating pharmacy, clinic, or physician.

The Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC) is a free and confidential service available to all Cornell Tech students.  They offer educational outreach, advocacy and support through therapeutic counseling and specially trained sexual assault forensic examiners (SAFEs) located in Mount Sinai West on 58th st and 10th Ave. CVTC can be reached at or 212-523-4728.

Urgent Care

All students who are on the Aetna SHP and visit an urgent care center will be charged $50 per visit.  Some reputable urgent care centers which are close to campus are:

City MD
1150 3rd Ave

City MD East
336 East 86th St.

Astoria Urgent Medical Care
32-74 Steinway Street Astoria Queens

MedRite Urgent Care
919 2nd Ave

Hotlines/Emergency Services (24 hours)

Emergency (New York City): 911
Cornell Tech Safety & Security 24 hour Dispatch office: 646-971-3611
114th Precinct: 718-626-9311
Roosevelt Island Public Safety: 212-832-4545
SHARE Sexual Harassment and Assault-Response and Education
24/7 Phone Consultation | Cornell Health:607.255.5155
 NYC WELL – 1.888.NYC.WELL Hotline, text line, and online chat service providing suicide prevention and crisis counseling
 LIFELINE/National Suicide Prevention – 1.800.273.8255 (English), 1.888.628.9454 (Spanish), 1-800-799-4889 (Deaf + Hard of Hearing)
 General Information (New York City): 311
Lifeline Crisis
Domestic Violence: 212.577.7777
Emergency Contraception
: 888.NOT.2.LATE,
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE
Womankind: New York Asian Women’s Center: 888.888.7702
NYC Anti-Violence Project: 212.714.1141
Poison: 212.764.7667 (212.POISONS)
Safe Horizon Rape, Sexual Assault Hotline: 212.227.3000 or 800.689.HELP (800.689.4357)
Samaritans Suicide and Emotional Support Hotline: 212.673.3000
Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860

ULifeline self-screenings for common mental health concerns



New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street (east of York Avenue)
NYP/Weill Cornell is the closest major emergency center to Cornell Tech. 

Lenox Hill Healthplex
30 Seventh Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)

NYU Medical Center
560 First Avenue (at 33rd Street)

Roosevelt/St. Luke’s Hospital Center
1000 Tenth Avenue (at 59th Street)

New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
170 William Street

Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue (at 27th Street)