Care During Winter Break

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

Services during intersession (December 18 – January 21)

Cornell Health offers our full range of services with 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 23 – January 2

We will be closed during the university holiday from December 23 through January 2.  During this time, we continue to provide 24/7 phone consultation service and prescription transfers (limited hours only).

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.):

Other resources for support

  • Teladoc telehealth services: Student Health Plan (SHP) members have pre-paid access to medical, mental health, & dermatology telehealth services through Teladoc, available to students in the U.S. Copays for Teladoc appointments are consistent with SHP's in-network provider rates. (Students with private insurance should check their plan for coverage of Teladoc or other telehealth services.)
  • 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.