December 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Cornell Health is closed during the university holiday from December 24 through January 2. Our Winter Session hours being Monday, January 3.
During Winter Break, we are providing 24/7 phone consultation and prescription transfers. Please see details below, including how to get COVID testing and care if you're remaining in the Ithaca area.
24/7 phone consultation
Prescription transfers from the Cornell Health Pharmacy
Our Pharmacy staff will continue to provide prescription transfers to other pharmacies (limited hours only) during the break. Please note that per NYS Pharmacy Law, we can only transfer ONE refill to or from another pharmacy, unless authorized by the prescribing clinician.
Visit our Pharmacy page for details.
COVID testing / support
If you need COVID testing or support during Winter Break, here's how to get care.
- COVID testing is available at the Cayuga Health Sampling Site at the Ithaca Mall, at WellNow Urgent Care, and at many local pharmacies.
- If you test positive for COVID during winter break, the Tompkins County Health Department will contact you and provide isolation instructions.
- If you need support to manage COVID-related symptoms, please refer to our Emergencies and After-Hours Care page, or call us for consultation at 607-255-5155.
- If your have questions about surveillance testing or Canvas access, contact the university's COVID-19 support center (limited hours only).
Other resources for support
- Teladoc telehealth services: SHP & SHP+ members anywhere in the United States have pre-paid access to medical, mental health, & dermatology telehealth services through Teladoc. Students with private insurance should check their plan for coverage of Teladoc or other telehealth services. Learn more about Teladoc.
- 24/7 hotlines and text lines: View our list of recommended hotlines and text lines, including resources especially for students of color, LGBTQ students, and victims of sexual or domestic violence.
- Self-care resources: Visit our Coping During COVID-19 webpage for web-based self-care resources and information.
Emergencies & urgent concerns
In an emergency (medical, mental health, alcohol/drug-related, etc.):
Visit our Emergencies & After-Hours Care page for information about Ithaca's local hospital and nearby urgent care centers.