COVID-19 Wellness Resources

Below is a list of physical and mental wellness resources relating to COVID-19 that students, faculty, and staff may find helpful.

For other resources, please see our COVID-19 Essential Services page.

Medical Resources (including for uninsured or underinsured)

New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene COVID-19 Updates
To get regular updates on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. For updates in Spanish, text COVIDESP to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.

NYC Health + Hospitals
Network of hospitals in New York City that provide care despite patients insurance status and assists in getting patients connected to insurance.
Call for an appointment: 1-844-NYC-4NYC

Veteran’s Health Administration

Mental Wellness Resources

Student Wellness Counselor at CUNY SPH
Sherry Adams is a licensed social worker available to provide virtual counseling to students. Sherry is also available to assist students in identifying and accessing their neighborhood specific resources.  Please email to schedule an appointment:

Sherry hosted the Remaining Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic Workshop Series for students. Students can view videos from these sessions here.

CUNY Tax-Levy Employee Assistance Program
For faculty and staff experiencing heightened anxiety, CUNY’s Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is available to help. CUNY’s EAP may be reached at 1-866-327-2400.

Research Foundation Employees Assistance Program
For help with feelings of stress or anxiety about these events, contact RFCUNY’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

ThriveNYC’s guide to mental health resources for New Yorkers

New York State’s Office of Mental Health’s COVID-19 Resources
OMH Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling.

NYC Health Guidelines on coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks

CDC Guidelines for coping with stress and anxiety related to COVID-19

SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) Hotline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Intimate partner violence and child abuse considerations during COVID-19

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

Self-Harm Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741741

International OCD Foundation guidance on coping with COVID-19

National Sexual Assault Hotline
24/7 support for survivors of sexual violence
1800-656-HOPE (6573

NYC WELL Mental Health Referral and Crisis Resource
Text WELL to 65173
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Chat on the website

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text HELP to 741741
Call 1-800-273-8255
Chat on the website

The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQIA+ Support)
Text START to 678678
Chat on the website

International mental health support hotlines and helplines by country

Safe Horizon
Provides support for survivors of intimate partner violence through a 24-hour hotline 800-621-HOPE (4673), and comprehensive family justice centers in each borough.  Please call 911 for emergencies.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Text LOVEIS to 22522
Staying safe during COVID-19

Positive Women’s Network
Addressing a Crisis Within a Crisis: IPV, HIV, and COVID-19

Veterans Affairs’ Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program
Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19 Response