Supporting Students’ Well-Being
Artwork by Chenwei Xu

Art by Chenwei Xu

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 out of pocket expenses (co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance) for testing and the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine

  • Fall 2021 COVID-19 vaccine response

    For the fall 2021 semester, all students, faculty and staff will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend in-person classes, study or work on SVA’s campus.

    By June 15, the College will provide information about how to submit the required documentation, as well as information on applying for a medical or religious exemption

    Anyone 16 years of age or older can now get vaccinated in the U.S. If you are currently in the U.S. and have not already done so, please get your COVID-19 vaccine(s) as soon as possible. If you are in the New York City area, information about appointments as well as walk-up locations are available here.

    International Students

    If you are not currently in the U.S., SVA strongly encourages you to receive COVID-19 vaccination that is nationally approved wherever you are as soon as you are eligible.

    Like other colleges, SVA is awaiting guidance from U.S. authorities on how to advise people who have received vaccines not authorized or approved for use in the U.S. We will inform international students once that information is announced and it will also be posted here.

  • Re-opening SVA


  • How Do I Create an Account to Download My Health Insurance Card?

  • How Do I Log in to My Account to View My Card or Claims?

  • What Should I Bring When I Go to an Urgent Care Clinic or Doctor’s Office?

  • What Is the Name of SVA’s Health Insurance Plan?

Community of Mental Health Providers

Meet Our Staff

Christine Gilchrist
Christine Gilchrist, MSN, MPH, RN, NC-BC
Associate Director
Abby Wohl, BSN, RN  Registered Nurse
Abby Wohl, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse
Arielle Kempler, LCSW
Arielle Kempler LCSW
Daniela Caraballo
Daniela Caraballo, LCSW

Speaks Spanish & English

Holly Fu
Holly Fu, LCSW

Speaks Mandarin and English

Mark Howell
Mark Howell, LCSW
Brett Sharetts
Brett Sharetts, LCSW
Matt Lee
Starr Callahan
Temporary worker
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.