Cost for Service

Students covered by SHP, SHP+, or the Health Fee

  Student Health Plan (SHP) members & those who pay the Student Health Fee:

  • $10 copay for most visits (many visits have no copay)
  • No additional charges for x-rays, procedures, and lab tests performed at Cornell Health

  Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+) members:

  • No copay for most Cornell Health services

Refer to this chart for details:

(and see Additional charges" below)

Cornell Health Services:

Cost with SHP:

Cost with SHP+:

Cost with Health Fee:

Primary care medical visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

- Procedures during visit

- Covered by copay

- No copay

- Covered by copay

- Medical supplies connected to visit

- Covered by copay

- No copay

- Covered by copay

- X-rays during visit

- Covered by copay

- No copay

- Covered by copay

- In-house lab tests

- Covered by copay

- No copay

- Covered by copay

- Lab tests sent to an external lab*

- 10% co-insurance

- Charges may apply

- Not covered**

25-minute counseling visits

No copay

No copay

No copay

50-minute counseling visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

"Let's Talk"group counseling, CAPS workshops

No copay

No copay

No copay

Psychiatry visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

Behavioral health consultations

No copay

No copay

No copay

Physical therapy visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

Nutrition visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

Preventive care visits (including physicals) & allergy shots

No copay

No copay

No copay

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings

No copay

No copay

No copay

HPV vaccination

No copay

No copay

Not covered**

Annual flu vaccination

No copay

No copay

No copay

Required immunizations

No copay

No copay

Not covered**

Travel Services visits

Charges may apply

Charges may apply

Not covered**

BASICS alcohol screening / counseling appointments

No copay

No copay

No copay

Massage appointments

Not covered; see costs

Not covered; see costs

Not covered; see costs

Prescription pharmacy items

$12: generic
$40–$60: brand

No copay

Not covered**


**Not covered = Your level of coverage will depend on your insurance; please check your plan for details

Other patients & clients                                                                         

Students who are not enrolled in SHP / SHP+ and do not pay the Student Health Fee may still use our services. Limited services are also available to some other members of the Cornell community (see Who We Serve). Please visit our Insurance & Billing page for information about which health and pharmacy insurance plans we accept, and to learn more about payment / billing options.

Student partners / spouses who are enrolled in SHP should refer to the chart above for information about copays and charges. (Please note that partners and spouses are not eligible for counseling and psychiatry services.)

Additional charges

*Lab tests sent to an external lab: Many common lab tests are performed at Cornell Health and are covered by SHP /SHP+ and the health fee. If a sample has to be sent to an off-site lab for testing (Lab Corporation of America or Cayuga Medical Center), that provider will bill the patient / client or their insurance plan directly.

Complex physicals: Standard physicals and other preventive visits have no charge under SHP/SHP+ and the health fee. There is a $50 administrative fee for complex physicals (those that require extensive paperwork, such as Peace Corps physicals). Your paperwork will be reviewed at a preliminary visit, and you will be alerted in advance if your physical exam will require the fee.

Missed-appointment & late fees: A $25 fee will be charged for missed appointments, and those cancelled after 8:30 am the day of the appointment. This applies to both in-person and phone appointments. [See Appointments]

Payment options & billing information

Students are automatically Bursar-billed for Cornell Health charges, unless they check out and pay at the cashier desk in the Level 4 pharmacy (payments may also be made online at myCornellHealth). Other patients and clients may pay for charges at the pharmacy's cashier desk. Credit/debit cards and checks accepted; cash may be accepted if privacy is a concern. 

Learn more on our Insurance & Billing page. And remember, you can access and print billing statements and pay balances by logging in to myCornellHealth (Cornell NetID required).

Questions about costs & coverage

If you want to know ahead of time whether a service, test, procedure, prescription, or medical supply is covered, and/or how much it costs, please call our Billing Office at 607-255-7492. You may also stop by our Student Health Benefits desk on Level 4. 

Financial hardship

Inability to pay should never be a barrier to receiving care. If you have concerns about health care expenses, please discuss them with your health care provider or a Billing Office staff member before or during your appointment to learn about options for assistance. Undergraduate students may also consult with the Office of Financial Aid. International students may consult with the International Students and Scholars Office.

Additional information & FAQs

Please visit our Insurance & Billing page for contact information and for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.