Student and Trainee Mental Health Program

All students (medical and graduate) and trainees (residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows) have access to confidential mental health services through the Student and Trainee Mental Health Program (STMH). We offer a wide range of mental health services including initial consultation, psychotherapy, counseling, medication management, and referrals. Students and trainees most commonly seek treatment for adjustment difficulties, burnout, depression, anxiety, and attentional symptoms. Due to COVID-19, our appointments are primarily virtual but we do offer in-person options as well.

Our services are free for all students and trainees, regardless of their insurance plan. There are no out-of-pocket costs such as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance. We bill your insurance directly and an explanation of benefits might be generated from the insurance carrier—but this is not a bill. If you receive a bill from Mount Sinai for our program’s services, please bring it to the attention of our administrative staff. If you are seeking long-term services, or would prefer to see a provider outside Mount Sinai, our program can perform an initial assessment, then provide suitable referrals. Any treatment outside STMH will require payment according to your insurance plan or a fee negotiated with the outside provider.

Request an initial appointment by calling 212-659-8805, or by emailing STMH@mssm.edu. These calls are always confidential. Students can also set up an initial appointment through the online scheduling system in MARC.

To make it easier for your schedule, evening appointments are now an option. 

Our Services

We offer the following services:

  • Initial evaluations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Short- to intermediate-term psychotherapy
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Supportive psychotherapy
    • Organizational skills training
    • Stress reduction
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Groups (recent group therapy offerings have focused on organizational skills to deal with ADHD, processing racial trauma, using DBT/CBT skills to deal with anxiety during COVID-19)

We also provide outside referrals for psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, as well as specialized services such as dialectical behavioral therapy programs, intensive outpatient services, and disorder-specific treatment programs (e.g., severe eating disorders, substance use disorders).

24/7 Support and Crisis Hotline Number  

We have partnered with WellConnect to establish a dedicated 24/7 mental health support and crisis hotline number for our students and trainees. This hotline connects you to trained behavioral health counselors who use evidence-based policies and practices. The number is 212-241-2400 or 1-866-640-4777 (school code: ICAHN).

WellConnect also offers other services and resources such as legal and financial consultations, 5 free short-term counseling sessions, and more. Please see their flyers linked below for more information, and the table for a breakdown of who to call for each situation.

Emergency Psychiatric Services

Emergency requiring immediate care

Call 911, contact Mount Sinai’s Psychiatric Emergency Services, or go to the nearest emergency room.

 911

The Mount Sinai Hospital: Contact the psychiatrist on call through the page operator at 212-241-5581, or call the Psychiatric Emergency Service at 212-241-5637

Mount Sinai Beth Israel: 212-420-4614

Mount Sinai West: 212-523-6775

Mount Sinai Morningside: 212-523-3347

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm: Crisis, but unsure if 911 is needed

Student and Trainee Mental Health Program

Call 212-659-8805.

 

After hours and on weekends: Crisis, but unsure if 911 is needed

WellConnect 

Call 212-241-2400 or 1-866-640-4777 (School code: ICAHN).

You want to be seen by STMH for therapy or medication management, either virtually or in person

Student and Trainee Mental Health Program

Call 212-659-8805.

You want to connect with a therapist while not in New York state

WellConnect 

Call 212-241-2400 or 1-866-640-4777 (School code: ICAHN).

Someone in your home is struggling with a mental health concern

WellConnect

Call 212-241-2400 or 1-866-640-4777 (School code: ICAHN).

This service is available to people who live with you who are not Mount Sinai students or trainees.

COVID-19

Given the ongoing pandemic, STMH continues to primarily see patients via telehealth. Tele-health appointments are subject to state and federal regulations and in most cases, require you to be in New York State at the time of the appointment. On occasion, in-person appointments might be scheduled and patients will have to go through a screening process beforehand in keeping with Mount Sinai Health System regulations—please speak with your clinician for further information about this. Our aim is to continue to provide the best clinical care for you, while also protecting your overall health and safety along with that of the general public. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.