Cost for Service

Students covered by SHP, SHP-M, or the Health Fee

If you are enrolled in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP) or you pay the Student Health Fee you can access services at Cornell Health for:

  • A $10 COPAY for medical, counseling, nutrition, and physical therapy visits
  • No additional charges for x-rays, procedures, and lab tests performed at Cornell Health

Students who are enrolled in Cornell's Student Health Plan–Medicaid (SHP-M) have no copay for most Cornell Health services.

Refer to this chart for details (and see “Additional fees” below):

Cornell Health services

Cost with SHP

Cost with SHP-M

Cost with Health Fee

Counseling & psychiatry visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

Mental health brief assessments, group counseling, & "Let's Talk"

No copay

No copay

No copay

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**

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)

No copay

No copay

No copay

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings

No copay

No copay

No copay

Annual flu vaccination

No copay

No copay

No copay

Required immunizations

No copay

No copay

Not covered**

Travel clinic visits

Charges may apply

Charges may apply

Not covered**

BASICS appointments

Charges may apply

Charges may apply

Charges may apply

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                                                                         

Patients and clients who are not enrolled in SHP or SHP-M, and do not pay the Student Health Fee, may still use our services (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.

Additional charges

*Lab tests sent to an external lab: Many common lab tests are performed at Cornell Health and are covered by SHP, SHP-M, 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-M, 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. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we regret that we will not be able to hold your appointment time, and you will be charged the $25 missed-appointment fee. [See Appointments]

Payment options & billing information

Students are automatically Bursar-billed for Cornell Health charges, unless they prefer to pay charges at the time of care (with cash, check, debit or credit card). Other patients and clients should check out and pay with a cashier. Staff and faculty may provide their Cornell NetID to have bills sent to their home.

Learn more on our Insurance & Billing page. And remember, you can access (and print) your billing statements and appointment history 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, or speak with a cashier at Cornell Health.

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 payment options. 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.