Health Services and Wellness

Health Services and Wellness

Staying healthy both physically and mentally is important to maintaining your work schedule and keeping up with your career goals. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to accomplish this.  

Health Services

Employee Health Services provide occupational health services to Postdoctoral Fellows. This service ensures: (1) that postdoctoral fellows are properly protected from and receive immediate attention for job-related illnesses, injuries and exposures; and (2) that postdoctoral fellows are free from health impairments that pose potential risks to patients or personnel, or that may interfere with the performance of duties. Health Services is located at 17 East 102nd Street, 2nd Floor.

Mental Health Program

The Department of Psychiatry provides initial consultations, ongoing psychotherapy and medication management for Postdoctoral Fellows in need of mental health services. The program consists of one psychiatrist and two PhD psychologists as well as other full-time and voluntary faculty members who can see Postdoctoral Fellows either on or off campus. Referrals will be made if necessary. The Postdoctoral Fellow’s insurance will be billed for all services and the Fellow will be responsible for any co-pay.

Appointments may be scheduled directly by telephone or email.

Dr. Jeffrey Newcorn
Psychiatrist, Director of Student Mental Health
Phone:  212-659-8705

Dr. Sarah Hodulik
Psychiatrist, Student Mental Health
Phone:  212-659-8851

Dr. Evan Leibu
Psychiatrist, Student Mental Health
Phone:  212-659-8726

Emergency psychiatric services may be initiated by contacting the psychiatrist on-call through the page operator at 212-241-5581, or by calling the Psychiatric Emergency Service at 212-241-5637, or by going directly to the Emergency Room.

Fitness and Well Being

Living in New York City has so many advantages, access to parks and recreation areas among them. ISMMS is lucky to be located within easy reach of many places where you can exercise, work out, play sports, meditate, and buy fresh, nutritious food, some of it grown and produced within easy reach of the city.


The Postdoc Office and the Graduate School have arranged to have free one-day passes to the 92nd Street Y, an outstanding health, fitness, and sports facility, located at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Each month, the registration link will be updated for the Y Pass registration. Instructions concerning the registration link for the Y Pass will be sent out on the Postdoc Listserv every month.