CUNY DSC Health & Wellness

May 202016

Overwhelmed by the end of semester? Want to reclaim spaces in the GC for self-care? We’ve got your back (for massages, at least)

The DSC is once again sponsoring Finals Relief Salons this spring to help you rest, relax, and refresh while studying, writing, grading, and dealing with general end-of-semester stresses. This semester, the salons will be located in two places: the library for chair massages and napping/meditation stations, and Room 5409 for napping/meditation stations with aromatherapy, relaxing music, and coffee/tea.

Library finals relief salons:
The salons will include FREE 10 minute chair massages as well as napping/meditation stations. Please come early in the day to sign up for a slot, as slots fill up fast. You can find us by the elevators inside the library (first floor).

Room 5409 finals relief salons:
In addition to usual Finals Relief Salons in the library we will be offering some of the same freebies upstairs along with relaxing music, coffee, tea, aromatherapy oils and space to stretch/nap/meditate. (no chair massages in room 5409; just in the library).

Monday, 5/23, 11am-3pm
Tuesday, 5/24, 11am-3pm

In both the library and in Room 5414, we will have Safer Sex supplies, ear plugs, healthy, quick recipes from the nutrition workshop we did in March,  as well as information on chair yoga and aromatherapy.

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Apr 292016

You’re not alone. Submit your mental health narrative at the link below.
Mental Health Narratives Google form
These mental health narratives can be about your experiences with mental illness, with getting help for mental illness, and/or with dealing with insurance for mental health and substance abuse issues; they can be about positive experiences of receiving the mental healthcare you needed as well as the negative effects of not having access to mental healthcare.

The DSC Health and Wellness Committee hopes to share these stories on a website and possibly on some digital signs about what psychological/mental health issues we as students face at the GC in an effort to reduce stigma surrounding mental illness; they can also help us to communicate to GC/CUNY admins the resources and support we need as a community. Please let us know if you would not like your stories shared on a website or digital sign.

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Apr 292016

The Wellness Festival is arranged and organized by the fabulous Ashley Chastain in Public Health: the DSC’s contribution is free massages for students ($10 faculty/staff with ID) as well as a free giveaway. Come by the DSC table on Tuesday for the giveaway and to chat about health and wellness concerns.



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

10:00 am—4:30 pm

CUNY Graduate Center

Concourse Level 

**NEW SCHEDULED EVENT: Chair Yoga with Urban Yoga Foundation at 2:00pm (30 min duration)**

Events/services include (detailed description of all services attached):

  • acupuncture                     ·     nutrition & “eating on the go” info
  • vision screenings                      ·      chiropractic care and ergonomic solutions
  • rapid HIV testing                        ·      Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
  • dental health assessments   ·   breast and testicular self-exam information
  • massage therapy*                 ·      blood pressure testing
  • mental health resources           ·  guided & self-guided meditation**           
  • diabetes prevention info         ·      New York Road Runners (NYRR)
  • asthma screening                ·      Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
  • information on navigating health insurance(i.e. NYSHIP, Family/Child Plus)

… and more!!!


Services are FREE* and open to all GC*** students, faculty, and staff!!

*Like last year, massage therapy (sponsored by DSC Health & Wellness) will have scheduled slots throughout the day, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis—from 11:00am for the morning slots and from 1:00pm for the afternoon slots. The sign-up sheets (for specific times) will be available inside Room C198.  A valid GC ID is required. Student appointments are free; faculty and staff appointments are $10. Many thanks to the DSC for providing funding to have this service available!!

** Email to pre-register for guided meditation or chair yoga (registration not required for self-guided meditation)

*** Including all schools under the CUNY Graduate School and University Center (CUNY J-School, etc.)


Sponsored by:

The Wellness Center and the Doctoral Student Council

For more information, contact the:

Wellness Center

Student Health Services

365 Fifth Ave, Room 6422


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Apr 292016

Want to know more about the services that the nurse practitioner provides at the Wellness Center? See below!



Our on-site Nurse Practitioner, Adraenne Bowe, is licensed & available for Primary Care and all of the following:

Þ Sick Visits

Þ Complete Physical Exams

Þ Prescriptions

Þ GYN Exams & Treatment/Pap Smears

Þ Men’s Health Exams & Treatment

Þ Lab Testing, including STI testing

Þ Preventive Health & Nutrition Consultations

Þ Immunizations, TB Tests

Þ Management of ongoing health issues

Þ Referrals to outside health care providers and specialists

…and much more!


Stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422  or call 212-817-7020 for information or to schedule an appointment.
*Laboratory testing is billed to insurance; uninsured students pay 30% of reduced/subsidized cost.

SHS Flyer

Apr 122016

Student Life and Services Officer Carlos Camacho is bringing back Zen Buddhist Guided Meditation Sessions. They will be happening every other Wednesday from 7-8pm in Rm 5414: 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25.

No registration is required. Please arrive five minutes in advance. This event is free. Donations are appreciated.

For more information on the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association and its instructors, visit For more information on the Chan Meditation Center, visit

See the flyer below for more details!

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