Environmental Health and Safety provides a variety of services designed to provide safe and healthy environment for to students. In addition to the student specific programs provided below, students should also review EHS Services for Laboratorians and Clinicians.
EHS provides customized student safety trainings, specialized for group work activities and hazards. More Information
Exposure and Accident Reporting
Student Health Services provides annual health assessments and post-exposure medical assessments for students. Student Health Services is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on business days. Report immediately to Student Health Services, located at 230 E 69th Street. More Information
For more severe exposures/injuries, or injuries occurring during nights, weekends or holidays, employees must report immediately to either:
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Room: walk-in entrance is located at 68th Street and York Avenue. Map
- NYP Emergency Medical Services: call (212) 472-2222 to have emergency medical assistance sent to your location.
Follow up with Student Health Services on the next business day.
In the event of an emergency, WCMC will notify students using the Emergency Notification System (ENS). The ENS can send simultaneous notifications to all students or select groups via email, cell phone and text messaging. All students are responsible for ensuring their contact information is accurate in the ENS. More Information
In addition to the ENS, emergency information providing the operational status of the campus and further instructions is communicated by:
- Emergency Information Hotline: (212) 746-WCMC
- Emergency Website
- Broadcast Email
EHS develops and distributes residential fire safety plans for students residences at Weill Cornell Medical College. These residential fire safety plans are intended to help occupants protect themselves in the event of fire in a residential building. A fire safety plan contains:
- basic fire prevention and fire preparedness measures that will reduce the risk of fire and maximize safety in the event of a fire
- basic information about the building, including the type of construction, the different ways of exiting the building, and the types of fire safety systems it may have
- emergency fire safety and evacuation instructions in the event of fire in the building.