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CMSV 501 Crisis Intervention

Policy Name: Crisis Intervention

If you have immediate concerns about another student’s safety, do not leave them alone. Call the Counseling Center at (718) 405-3332 to see if a clinician is available. You can also email the Counseling Center at

If no one answers, or if the Counseling Center is closed, please call one of the following offices, which are here to help all students, faculty and staff:

  • Office of Student Affairs (718) 405-3253/3226 in Founders Hall 114
  • Office of Campus Security and Safety at (718) 405-3434 in Maloney Center 1
  • In an emergency situation call:
    • 911
    • Campus Security | (718) 405-3434

Students who are concerned about a friend are encouraged to contact a resident assistant, professor, or any staff member in addition to the offices listed above. Please do not walk a fellow student to the Counseling Center unless you have spoken to a clinician who is available.

Master of Science Physician Assistant Program | Faculty Responsibilities

  • In the event of an emergency, PA faculty must address the situation immediately. If this is during normal business hours, the faculty member is to assess the situation following the guidance provided by the Counseling Center.
  • If the emergency occurs after the Counseling Center is closed or unavailable, PA faculty must stabilize the situation as best as possible, then contact 911 immediately for further assistance (NYPD, NYFD-EMS) and must also contact campus safety and security, noting place, incident, and advising security that the NYPD and NYFD-EMS have been notified.
  • Faculty must be cognizant of student/faculty welfare at all times and move all non-essential faculty and students to an area of safety.

Master of Science Physician Assistant Program | Student Responsibilities

  • If program faculty unavailable during an emergency, students are directed to the University of Mount Saint Vincent Crisis Counseling page, which gives specific details on handling the crisis situation.
  • Students must immediately contact 911 (NYPD, NYFD-EMS) for assistance.
  • Students must contact campus safety and security at (718) 405-3434 in Maloney Center 1, giving the location (library, residency hall, etc.), nature of incident, and contact number of the individual making the call.

Referrals and Off-Campus Resources

Riverdale Mental Health (RMH)
5676 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, N.Y. 10471
(718) 796-5300
Riverdale Mental Health accepts most insurance and works on sliding scale fee.

The Jewish Board for Family Services
521 West 239th Street
Riverdale, N.Y. 10463
(718) 601-2050/2280
The Jewish Board for Family Services accepts most insurance and offers a sliding scale fee.

Parnes Clinic–Ferkauf Psychology Center at Yeshiva
1655 Morris Park
(718) 430-3852
Bronx, N.Y. 10461
Counseling at the Parnes Clinic is completed through donations—no insurance is required.

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia University
513 West 166th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10032
(212) 305-6001
Insurance is required at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Fordham University–The Psychological Services Institute
33 West 60th, 8th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10023
(212) 636-7754
The fee at Fordham University’s Psychological Services Institute begins at $30—no insurance is required.

Medical Doctors

Providers who are geographically accessible under the College’s health insurance include:

General Medical Center
3510 Johnson Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10463
(718) 601-8205

General Medical Offices
530 West 263rd Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10463
Ask for any Beech Street Provider or (914) 423-8118

General Medical Practice
3125 Tibbett Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10463
(718) 543-2700


The Counseling Center works closely with a variety of hospitals to serve our students when and if needed, including:

Montefiore Medical Center–Wakefield Campus
(718) 920-9000
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10466

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
(914) 378-7000
1 Larkin Plaza
Yonkers, N.Y. 10701

North Central Bronx Hospital
(718) 519-5000
3424 Kossuth Ave
Bronx, N.Y. 10467