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Student Health and Counseling

Welcome to Student Health and Counseling (SHAC).

SHAC is a safe, confidential place where students receive comprehensive, individualized care. SHAC prioritizes the physical and emotional wellness of our students and the campus community.

We operate under an interdisciplinary model of care and approach the physical and emotional wellness of our students in a holistic and culturally sensitive way. Our licensed providers work as a team and carefully consider the interplay between one’s emotional and physical well-being. We employ a student-focused approach and our staff are dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of a diverse student body.  

Our Wellness room boasts many current trends in the field of stress-management and prevention and is available for use by all students as well as staff and faculty. 

Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 9 AM-5 PM, and our services are free and confidential. In-person and virtual counseling appointments are available.

Appointments are required at Health Services. We work very hard to accommodate same-day sick visits. Please call 914.323.5245 to discuss your concern and schedule your appointment.

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SHAC Services

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Health Services is located in Spellman Hall G-17. We are open Monday through Thursday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. Appointments are required. Please schedule by calling 914.323.5245 or emailing If you are experiencing a medical emergency on campus, call Campus Safety at 914.323.5244.  

Learn How to Make a Virtual Appointment

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In-person and virtual counseling appointments are available. Please email or call 914.323.5155 to schedule an appointment. 

Appointments are required at Health Services. We work very hard to accommodate same-day sick visits. Please call 914.323.5245 to discuss your concern and schedule your appointment. For more information, please email


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Take Time for Self-Care

Manhattanville University requires that all full-time Undergraduate students (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours) and actively attending classes at Manhattanville University are covered by health insurance. Full-time Undergraduate students are billed for Manhattanville University Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). SHIP is administered by Aetna Student Health. 


Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Aetna Student Health (SHIP), in partnership with Manhattanville University, offers a student-focused health insurance plan that protects students at school, at home and while traveling or studying abroad.  Please refer to the plan brochure for complete details regarding the coverage, benefits, and limits. You can obtain a copy of the full plan brochure online or by calling Aetna Student Health Plan at 877-437-6535.

For additional assistance please contact Student Accounts for further help regarding student insurance.

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Department is not responsible for this service.

To set up a virtual or in-person appointment with Student Accounts, please email

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Please download Microsoft Teams prior to utilizing our services. Click on the links below for instructions on how to download Teams. If you need additional assistance or are unable to utilize MS Teams, you can contact us at (914) 323-5155 or email 

Please note that you will be asked to sign a tele-health consent form prior to participating in a tele-health appointment.  If you have any questions concerning SHAC Services, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask us, email or call 914.323.5155. 

SHAC has developed a process for obtaining and providing food to students experiencing food insecurity.

Food insecurity is a lack of consistent, reliable access to affordable, nutritious food due to a lack of resources or financial setback. If you find that you must make a choice between healthy food and other priorities, you may be experiencing food insecurity.

If you would like assistance with this matter, please contact Student Health and Counseling by calling 914.323.5155 or email and ask to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors. Your request for assistance is confidential. We request that you allow a few days to find services in your area or to secure resources for you here on campus.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out, we are here to help.

Additional Resources (if you need resources specific to your area we can assist)


For further assistance or questions please email or call 914.323.5155.

The Pathways and Connections Program (PAC) is an innovative, comprehensive, fee-based program designed to assist college-ready, neurodivergent students (i.e. autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, pragmatic language disorder, sensory processing/integration disorders, or other neurological differences) with their transition and integration into the Manhattanville community. 

The PAC Program components include the following:

  • Individual, Customized Meetings with PAC Coordinator
  • Weekly Group Sessions
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Social Events: On and Off-Campus

Please note that there is a separate application to be considered for both the Pathways and Connections Program and the Valiant Learning Support Program. Please see the link to the accommodation application process in order to learn more. Students must be enrolled and deposited at Manhattanville University before being eligible to apply.

$3,000 per semester

Combined with VLSP
$5650 per semester
*Rates subject to change



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    Spellman Hall G-17

    9 AM-5 PM
    Monday through Friday