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CECR’s off-campus home in Washington Heights, called the Columbia Community Partnership for Health (CCPH), is a unique and inviting, multipurpose space for conducting health research, health promotion activities, and research education and dissemination. CCPH offers free research, meeting and activity space to CUMC researchers and qualifying community stakeholders.

CCPH features:
  • Physical examination room
  • Interview/consultation room
  • Conference room
  • Reception and waiting room
  • Health library
  • Computer lab
  • Audio/visual equipment, including free Wi-Fi, laptops, desktops, projectors, LCD-screens, audio recorders with external microphones, and a two-way mirror for observational studies.

Conference room
Conference Room
Exam Room
Physical Examination Room

Rooms & Audio/Visual Descriptions - information on each room and audio/visual resources.

Research Workspace at CCPH
Research, meeting, and event spaces are available free of charge for Columbia University researchers. To make a reservation, complete the Space Request Form. If you have a CUMC UNI, you may submit a space request using our online system.

CCPH has a carry-in/carry-out policy for the collection of blood draw and other specimens. All research protocols involving medical procedures, including blood draw, must be approved by the Irving Institute’s Clinical Research Resource prior to using research space at CCPH. Contact us for more information on how to obtain approval from the Clinical Research Resource.  

Facility Use Policies- information on eligibility criteria, policies, and procedures for using CCPH space.

Nonprofit Workspace at CCPH
Meeting and event spaces are available free of charge for 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations as well as public and private agencies to carry out health related activities. To make a reservation, complete the Space Request Form.

Facility Use Policies - information on eligibility criteria, policies, and procedures for using CCPH space.

Consumer Health Library and Computer Lab at CCPH
CCPH is a community health information resource center offering a bilingual health library, computer lab, and health promotion activities-all free of charge.

The Health Library carries a wide selection of bilingual health information, reference books, and interactive materials. In the Computer Lab, community residents can use the internet to access health information. 

In addition, bilingual staff is on-hand to assist visitors with health information needs, including information on research participation, health programs, services and other resources available at CUMC and in our community. We also offer daily blood pressure screenings, though at present we do not provide any other type of clinical care.

Computer Lab
Computer Lab

Reception and Waiting Room


For more information on Columbia Community Partnership for Health and any other CECR service or program contact Alejandra N. Aguirre, Senior Program Manager.

Columbia Community Partnership for Health
390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10033

Directions to CCPH
CCPH is visibly located in an ideal, high-traffic area 10 blocks north from CUMC in an  area referred to as “Doctors Row”.

CCPH is located at 390 Fort Washington Avenue between 177th and 178th Streets, adjacent to the George Washington Bridge, in the Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan.

It is easily reached by foot and public transportation with both subway and bus stops located on the same block.

By Public Transportation
Subway - Take the A train to the 175th Street
Bus - Take the M4 bus to 177th Street

For additional subway and bus information, see the Metropolitan Transportation Authority website at www.mta.info.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00a-5:00p
Evenings and weekends upon arrangement
Health Library and Computer Lab: Monday-Friday, 9:30a-4:45p

Funding for the Irving Institute, which supports CECR and CCPH, depends upon continued demonstration that outstanding research is being conducted and published using CECR services and facilities. We ask that you cite the grant on any publications related to your protocols that used CECR services and/or facilities. 

Required Language
“This publication was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant Number UL1TR001873, formerly the National Center for Research Resources, Grant Number UL1 RR024156. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”