Below are listings for providers who accept the Aetna Student Health Plan Open Choice PPO. It is highly recommended that you identify a primary healthcare provider that you can see regularly for all your healthcare needs. Students can make an appointment with any of these providers by contacting them at the number/email listed.  Please remember to have  your health insurance card available when scheduling an appointment. 

Clinics and Group Practices

You can also use the Aetna docfinder to find other therapists who accept the Aetna Student Health Plan.

Headway is another a great resource for finding therapists, which you can search by location and insurance coverage.

Zocdoc is an alternative search engine to find mental health providers. Filter by location and insurance plan (Aetna- Student Health Plans) to find the right provider for you.

We know it is difficult to find appointments that fit your busy schedule. Teladoc offers virtual counseling and can pair you with a therapist who fits your schedule, usually within 3 days. Both short term and long term counseling are available but your therapist may change depending on availability. Simply register for an account and have your insurance card on hand when you make your appointment through the app .




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Urgent Care


All students who are on 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



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Local Hospitals


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)

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Cornell Tech & Roosevelt Island Emergency Services (24 hours)


Emergency (New York City): 911


Cornell Tech Safety & Security 24 hour Dispatch office: 646-971-3611 or website 


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

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Hotlines (24 hours)


 NYC WELL – 1.888.NYC.WELL is a Hotline, text line, and online chat service providing suicide prevention and crisis counseling. You can reach them via text by sending WELL to 65173. 


Womankind: A 24 Hour Multilingual Helpline for Domestic & Sexual Violence: 888.888.7702

 LIFELINE/National Suicide Prevention – 1.800.273.8255 (English), 1.888.628.9454 (Spanish), 1-800-799-4889 (Deaf + Hard of Hearing)


Domestic Violence Support from Safe Horizon:



National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE


Samaritans Suicide and Emotional Support Hotline: 212.673.3000


NYC LBTQ Anti-Violence Project: 212.714.1141


Trans Lifeline: 877.565.8860 (Provides Peer to Peer support for the Trans community)


Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222