Updates on Reopening SVA
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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

  • Vaccines Are Available to People Age 16+ in New York State

    As of April 6, people 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine in New York State. SVA strongly encourages community members to get the vaccine.

    The state's vaccine appointment availability is shown at this site and New York City’s vaccine sites are shown here

    TurboVax is another helpful site that shows the availability for both the city and state.

    Those living in New Jersey can check for availability here, and those living in Connecticut can check here.

    Those who are eager to get vaccinated may consider using this site, which allows you to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine standby list (take care when sharing personal information registering for this and any new website).

    For those outside the tristate area, you are encouraged to check with your local public health authority regarding vaccine eligibility and accessibility.

  • 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
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.