Care During Winter Break

Services during intersession

Cornell Health will be offering our full range of services during reduced hours during the winter intersession.

Please be aware that we are only able to provide clinical services to students remaining in the Ithaca area, and cannot provide telehealth services to students who have left campus. Our Referrals team can help connect you with resources elsewhere, if needed, and our 24/7 phone consultation service is available to students anywhere.

CLOSED December 24, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Cornell Health will be closed during the university holiday from December 24 through January 2.  During this time, we continue to provide 24/7 phone consultation service and prescription transfers (limited hours only).

24/7 phone consultation

Every day of the year – even when we're closed – students may consult with a medical or mental health provider from our 24/7 phone consultation service by calling 607-255-5155

Prescription transfers from the Cornell Health Pharmacy

If you're away from campus and need a prescription refill, our pharmacy staff is able to provide prescription transfers to other pharmacies (limited hours only). 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.

When we're closed during the university holiday, we will continue to provide prescription transfers between December 26 and December 30.

If you need care when we're closed

If you are remaining in Ithaca and need medical or mental health care during Winter Break, you can find options for in-person and virtual care on our Emergencies & After-Hours Care page.

In an emergency (medical, mental health, alcohol/drug-related, etc.):

COVID testing / support:

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.