Counseling & Wellness

Keep Yourself Healthy

At NYIT's Counseling and Wellness Services offices, we take a holistic approach to helping you stay healthy. Contact us for a schedule of workshops, lectures, outreach activities, and other programs open to the NYIT community. Please call us about extended evening hours.

Long Island

Alexandra Lo Re, LCSW
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 304

Joan O'Connor, M.P.S, LMHC, CASAC
Counselor III
Student Activity Center
Room 305

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New York City

Michael Schneider, MSW
33 W. 60th St.
3rd Floor

Tiffany Ciprian, LCSW
Associate Director
33 W. 60th St.
3rd Floor

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Sadia Halim
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 308

Michelle Caluori
Associate Director
Student Activity Center
Room 309

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please note these counselors serve NYITCOM students only.

Talk to Us. That's What We're Here For.

Are you feeling more anxious, stressed out, depressed or homesick than usual? Come to the Counseling Services center on your campus and talk to us. Our licensed professional counselors can help you develop the resources and practical strategies to enjoy the social and academic success you deserve.

Free and Confidential

All on-campus counseling services are confidential and free of charge. In certain cases, our staff may make a referral to an outside provider, where fees may apply. Your confidentiality is protected within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship. Rare exceptions to confidentiality exist only if a counselor has reason to believe there is imminent danger to you or to others.

NYITCOM Students: Please refer to the Mental Health Initiative section in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

Online Screenings

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a bad mood that will pass on its own and one you'll need help to get out of your way. This free and confidential series of questions only takes a few minutes to help you decide what's the best thing to do.

Just in Case: NYITCOM

If you ever feel you or a friend is in crisis; if you're facing or witness an abuse situation, sexual assault, or bias crime, open this app to find help right away.

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All students are required by law to submit Student Immunization Form verifying immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), and Meningococcal Meningitis when they enroll at NYIT.

Health Insurance

All domestic students and international students holding an F-1/J-1 visa are required to carry the basic health insurance coverage NYIT offers through Aetna Student Health, unless you qualify for a waiver. The Counseling and Wellness Services office is happy to help you with any questions you may have about health insurance.

NYITCOM Students: Please refer to the Mandatory Health, Life, and Disability Insurance for Students section in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

Accessibility Services

NYIT actively supports all of our students in the pursuit of their academic and career goals, including those who identify as disabled. We adhere to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.

For information regarding the specific support and accommodations we can provide, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services.

Need a Physician?

Please check to find a physician located near you who accepts Aetna insurance, or call Aetna Customer Service at 1.877.480.4161.

NYITCOM Students: Please refer to the Health Services Information section in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

Long Island

On the Long Island campus, the W. Kenneth Riland Academic Health Care Center is staffed by physicians and advanced medical students from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as medical students. Come see us any time you need primary medical care.

W. Kenneth Riland
Academic Health Care Center


In Manhattan, you can go to any one of several Urgent Care Facilities if you find yourself in need of non-emergency medical care. Please call the facility closest to you to ensure they accept your health insurance prior to receiving services.

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