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COVID-19 Update: Classes Continue Online; Building Closures begin 3/23

Read the latest on SVA's response to the coronavirus and find the resources you need.

Students covered under the SVA sponsored health insurance plan: Cigna/ Wellfleet, the insurance company, has informed it will cover student member costs for COVID-19 testing at an In-Network facility, including emergency room, urgent care and office visits. They’ll waive all co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance. Similar to a preventive visit, like your annual physical, you’ll have no out-of-pocket costs for your testing.


Supporting Students’ Well-Being
Artwork by Chenwei Xu

Art by Chenwei Xu

SVA does not have a clinic or infirmary. Please consider calling your current healthcare provider or having an online visit with a healthcare provider before leaving your home or residence hall. Below are links to some virtual urgent-care providers.


NYU Virtual Urgent Care (accepts Cigna)

City MD Virtual Care (accepts Cigna)

Mount Sinai NOW® Video Urgent Care ($25 consultations; does not bill insurance)

New York-Presbyterian Virtual Urgent Care ($49 consultations; does not bill insurance)


Cigna PPO FAQ

Meet Our Staff

Christine Gilchrist
Christine Gilchrist, MSN, MPH, RN, NC-BC
Associate Director

Works Mon.–Thurs.

Arielle Kempler
Arielle Kempler, LCSW
Therapist

Works Mon.–Fri.

Brett Sharetts
Brett Sharetts, LCSW
Therapist

Works Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. (East Side) and Weds. (West Side).

Holly Fu
Holly Fu, LMSW
Therapist

Works Mon.–Fri.

Daniela Caraballo
Daniela Caraballo, LCSW
Therapist

Works Mon.–Fri.

Mark Howell
Mark Howell, LCSW
Therapist

Works Tues. and Fri. (West Side), by appointment only.

Matt Lee
Coordinator

Works Mon.–Fri.

Student Health & Counseling Services
340 East 24th Street, 1st floor
New York, NY 10010
Fax:  212.592.2216
Exterior of the 24th Street Residence at night.