Student Health Service Moves to New Quarters in Tower 2

A medical exam room in the new CUIMC Student Health Center is shown. It features a stool, an exam table, with pale wood cabinets, light blue walls and a large bay window with a view of the Hudson River.
An exam room in the new CUIMC Student Health Center. Credit: Nicole Pereira

To better serve the medical and wellness needs of students at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), the Student Health Service is now operating from a new facility on the second and third floors of 100 Haven Ave (Tower 2).

A photo of the reception area inside the new CUIMC Student Health Service in shown. The room features blond wood floors and green and gray chairs. Inset is an image of the reception area in the old Student Health Service.
The reception area in the new CUIMC Student Health Service. Inset is an image of the reception area in the old health service. (Credit for new image: Nicole Pereira)

The facility, which opened Aug. 7, has 10,000 square feet of new exam space, administrative offices, and common areas for students and health service staff. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the new space provides enhanced privacy and accessibility. Marcy Ferdschneider, DO, the service’s executive director, said the new quarters will allow her and her staff to provide a vastly enhanced patient experience and increase capacity for their programs.

“Everyone’s very excited about all the advantages that this new space will bring to the student community,” Ferdschneider told CUIMC Today. “Just in terms of integration of our services and making it easier to access various aspects of our service, this makes it seamless.”

The previous offices of the Student Health Service were spread out over several rooms in 50 and 60 Haven Ave.

“I’m excited for the students who are going to use our space and for the level of service they can now expect when they walk through our doors,” Ferdschneider said.

The health service may be reached at 212-305-3400, including after hours. Visit the website to learn more or to make an appointment.