Behavioral Health Clinic

The Behavioral Health (BH) Clinic’s mission is to enhance underserved populations' health, wellness, and quality of life through free and accessible behavioral healthcare. Our services help patients address their mental health concerns while fostering medical students’ growth, skills, and interests in psychiatry.

At this time, all clinic services are offered virtually. All services are free of charge.

Our History

The Behavioral Health Clinic was founded in 2011 as a referral and treatment source for Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO) primary care patients with mental health concerns. Since then, BH has expanded to accept referrals from all the student-run free clinics (SRFCs) at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. As a result, our patient population reflects the diversity of the people served by Columbia’s SRFCs. We primarily serve uninsured and underinsured individuals. Many of our patients are non-English speaking, immigrants, and/or resource- and housing-insecure.

The educational component of the Behavioral Health Clinic’s mission has also grown. In addition to further clinical exposure to psychiatry, medical students now participate in didactics led by psychiatry residents and, for those interested, training in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Our services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Biweekly or monthly psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

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To make an appointment or ask for more information, please contact the Behavioral Health Clinic at

Our Faculty Advisors

Our clinic works under the guidance of faculty advisors Mark Nathanson, MD, and Mike Devlin, MD.  

Our Services

Patient talking to doctor

Learn about the free medical and mental health care we offer uninsured patients.

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