Cost for Service

FALL 2020 SERVICES: Please refer to our Care During COVID-19 webpage for details about what in-person and telehealth services are available during the fall semester.

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

Student Health Plan (SHP) & Student Health Fee:

  • No copay for COVID-19 diagnostic testing (lab testing costs are submitted to insurance and are currently reimbursed at 100%)

  • No copay for telehealth services

  • $10 copay for in-person visits 

Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+):

  • No copay for Cornell Health services, with the exception of lab tests sent to an external lab

Details:

(and see additional charges below)

Cornell Health Services:

Cost with SHP:

Cost with SHP+:

Cost with Health Fee:

COVID-19 assessment (in-person or telehealth)

No copay

No copay

No copay

COVID-19 diagnostic lab test 

No copay

No copay

Not covered**

Telehealth services

No copay

No copay

No copay

In-person 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**

In-person physical therapy visits

$10 visit copay

No copay

$10 visit copay

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings

No copay*

No copay

No copay*

HPV vaccination

No copay

No copay

Not covered**

Required immunizations

No copay

No copay

Not covered**

Prescription pharmacy items

$12: generic
$40–$60: brand

No copay

Not covered**

*Additional charges may apply = For lab tests that must be sent to an external lab (see details below). 
**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.