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 http://www.atriummednyc.com/
Located at 160 East 56th St Fl 12
Phone #: 212-457-1722
Mount Sinai Doctors, West Park Medical Group https://www.mountsinai.org/care/primary-care/midtown/msd-57
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 https://www.mountsinai.org/locations/queens/care/primary-care/team
Located: 25-20 30th Avenue, 4th Fl Astoria, NY 11102
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.
Downtown Psychiatric Group provides therapy and medication management, if needed.
Location: 225 Broadway #1605 NY, NY 10007
Phone #: 212.693.4010
Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy http://www.tfacc.org/
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 https://www.ppsc.org/
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
Peter Demetri, LCSW
Location: 440 east 79th st Suite 1E
Contact: email@example.com or 845-702-2162
Alexander Friedin, PsyD
Location: 219 East 69th Street # 1J and 511 East 80th Street #2H
Contact: 917. 287.4422 of firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Cooper Gordon, LCSW
Location: 300 E. 75th , corner of 75th and 2nd.
Contact: 610 291-4670 or email@example.com
Michelle Kane, MSW
Location: 280 Madison Ave at east 40th st. suite 506
Leslie Epstein, LCSW Location: 113 University Place, Suite 913 Contact: 917-482-2272 Professional Profile
Mary Genkins, DSW
Location: 430 east 63rd st between 1st and York, # 12L
Contact: 212 838 9257
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-626-3871
Andrei Osipov, MD
Location: 575 Madison Ave @ 57th st, Suite 1016
Contact: 917-892-3529 or email@example.com
William Nguyen, MD
Location: 5 West 86th Street #9C
Contact: 646-954-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are working with one of the providers listed and have feedback, please send it to Sarah Rubin, Wellness & Support Manager at email@example.com.
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 www.studenthealthbenefits.cornell.edu. For additional questions, you can contact the Student Health Benefits office at 607-255-6363 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Students with insurance other than the CUSHP should check their provider’s directories to find a participating pharmacy, clinic, or physician.
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:
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
Domestic Violence: 212.577.7777
Emergency Contraception: 888.NOT.2.LATE, www.EC-Help.org, www.not-2-late.com
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
Fitness and Gym Options
As a Cornell Tech student, you have a variety of gym options to take advantage of. These fitness options are provided to you at a discounted rate. Here is a list of a few of these options and an explanation of how they differ.
Blink Fitness offers 2 membership options
Green option provides access to 80 locations nationally
Monthly option costs $20/month
Annual option costs 1 year paid in full upfront is $240
Blue option provides access to 68 locations EXCEPT Manhattan
Monthly option costs $15/month
Annual option 1 year paid in full $180
BOTH plans come with the following perks:
Unlimited guest privileges
Free 30-Minute Start-Up Session
One free Start-Up Session with a personal trainer
Have Amazon ship to a Blink location; at select locations
15% Discount at Modell’s
$25 off at Citi Bike
New York Sports Clubs offers 2 different membership options
Passport option has annual fee of $49.99 due at joining and $59.99 per month which gives you access to all their clubs except the Elite clubs, which are for NY at 91st and 3rd, 32nd & 7th, 23rd & Park, Grand Central, Broad Street and in Boston at Waltham and Wellesley locations and their flagship locations which are Astor Place in NY and Boston Racquet Club.
Elite option has annual fee of $49.99 due at joining and $79.99 per month with access to all clubs except Flagship locations.
All memberships are month to month and can be canceled anytime with a 30 day notice. There are no cancellations fees.
92nd St Y has 1 membership option with no cost for enrollment and a fee of $69/month. The membership includes access to a cardio court, free weight room, strength and conditioning room, 3 basketball courts, indoor track, boxing room, 25-yard heated, ozone filtrated pool, two Jacuzzi’s, and offers 100 group fitness classes a week. The facility also provides showers, steam room and sauna with a towel service.
If you are interested in the discounted rate to the 92nd St Y, please reach out to Sarah Rubin, Student Wellness and Support Manager at email@example.com as the discount can only be applied once at least 10 people from the Cornell Tech community sign up together.
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)