Cost for Service

Cornell Health Billing Office

Contact our Billing Office at 607-255-7492 or email cu-healthbilling@cornell.edu with questions about Cornell Health copays, bills, and the student health fee

Student Health Benefits

Contact Student Health Benefits with questions about Cornell's health insurance requirements, Student Health Plans, and dental and vision coverage. 
 

For Ithaca students 

Other eligible users of Cornell Health services: see information for visiting students and non-students.

Cost for service for students enrolled on Cornell's Ithaca campus:

  • $10 for most Cornell Health visits 
  • No cost for some services including select counseling services and preventive medical visits 
  • Additional costs may apply for pharmacy prescriptions, some lab tests, most immunizations, and travel medicine
  • No costs for COVID-19 or flu vaccination

  > See details below

New for 2021:

All Ithaca students pay Cornell’s student health fee to help support this subsidized, affordable care available to all students on the Ithaca campus, regardless of what health insurance they have.

Your insurance may be billed as the primary payer and your remaining costs will be capped at $10 for most Cornell Health services (see our Insurance & Billing page for more information).

Details:

Service

Your cost

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (in-person & telehealth)

Access appointments

No cost

Individual counseling appointments

$10 / visit

Group counseling

No cost

Let’s Talk consultations

No cost

Workshops 

No cost

Psychiatry appointments 

$10 / visit

Community referral support 

No cost 

MEDICAL VISITS (in-person & telehealth)

 

Visit for an illness, injury, or other medical concern

$10 / visit

Visit for preventive care (including asymptomatic sexually transmitted infection [STI] screenings) 

No cost

Nutrition services 

$10 / visit

Physical therapy services

$10 / visit

Travel medicine services

Depends on your insurance coverage*

Massage services

See massage rates

OTHER MEDICAL SERVICES

 

Procedures during visits

No cost

Medical supplies connected to visits

No cost

X-rays 

No cost

In-house lab tests

No cost

Lab tests sent to an external lab

Depends on your insurance coverage*

IMMUNIZATIONS

 

COVID-19 vaccination

No cost

Flu vaccination 

No cost

HPV vaccination

Depends on your insurance coverage*

Other vaccinations (including required immunizations)

Depends on your insurance coverage*

Pharmacy prescriptions

Depends on your insurance coverage*

Student Disability Services

No cost

Victim Advocacy services

No cost


*Your cost will vary depending on your insurance plan’s design (including copayment, coinsurance, & deductibles). For example, if you have a high-deductible health plan, your costs might be higher for these services. Students enrolled in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) typically have low-out-of-pockets costs. Review your health plan information for details.

For Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+) members (available to students enrolled in NY State Medicaid), there is no out-of-pocket cost for most Cornell Health services. Check your plan information for details. 

Additional charges

Complex physicals: Standard physicals and other preventive visits have no cost. 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 telehealth appointments. [See Appointments]

Payment options & billing information

Students are automatically Bursar-billed for most Cornell Health charges, unless you request to pay online (through myCornellHealth) or by phone (call our Billing Office at 607-255-7492). Learn more on our Insurance & Billing page.

Pharmacy payments may be made at the pharmacy cashier desk. 

Questions about costs & coverage

  • If you want to know ahead of time how much a Cornell Health service, test, procedure, prescription, or medical supply will cost, please call our Billing Office at 607-255-7492
  • If you are enrolled in a Cornell Student Health Plan (SHP / SHP+) and have questions about your coverage, please contact Student Health Benefits.
  • If you have other insurance and have questions about your coverage, please refer to your plan information or contact your insurance company. 

Financial hardship

Inability to pay should never be a barrier to receiving care at Cornell Health. 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 Office of Global Learning.

More information

Please visit our Insurance & Billing page for information about:

  • Student insurance requirements
  • Insurance billing 
  • Payment options
  • Confidentiality of billing and Bursar bill statements