Who We Serve

Cornell Health provides medical and mental health care for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, or nearby Geneva campus. 

Select services are also available for summer students, visiting students, spouses/partners of students, and other Cornell community members. Please see eligibility details below. 

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Academic-year students on the Ithaca or Geneva campus 

Eligible students include: 

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled during the academic year
  • Continuing Education students taking 12+ credits during the academic year

Restrictions:

  • Students receiving telehealth services must be physically located on (or near) campus at the time of their appointment
  • New students arriving in Ithaca prior to August 1 are not eligible for counseling services, but may receive medical care (cost for care will depend on your insurance) 

Cost for care:

  • Students in Ithaca and Geneva during the academic year pay the university’s Student Health Fee, and have a $10 charge for most Cornell Health services (learn more about cost for care

See additional information especially for:

Summer students on the Ithaca or Geneva campus

Eligible students include:

  • Ithaca-campus undergraduate, graduate, and professional students remaining in Ithaca during the summer (whether or not they are enrolled in Summer Session) are eligible for Cornell Health's full scope of services.
  • Geneva-campus students remaining in Geneva or Ithaca during the summer (whether or not they are enrolled in Summer Session) are eligible for Cornell Health's full scope of services.
  • College students who are only enrolled for the Summer Session are eligible for episodic medical care.
  • High school students participating in Cornell’s Precollege Studies program are eligible for episodic medical care.

Restrictions:

  • Students receiving telehealth services must be physically located on (or near) campus at the time of their appointment.
  • New students arriving in Ithaca prior to August 1 are not eligible for counseling services, but may receive medical care (cost for care will depend on your insurance). 

Cost for care:

  • Students participating in these programs pay the university’s Student Health Fee, and have a $10 charge for most Cornell Health services (learn more about cost for care).

Learn more: Visit our Especially for Summer Students page for details. 

Visiting Cornell students

Cornell students who are studying outside the Ithaca / Geneva campuses – including Cornell Tech students, Cornell in Washington students, in absentia students, executive program participants, etc. – are eligible for episodic medical care when Ithaca. Anyone is welcome to use our pharmacy.

Cost for care will depend on your insurance. Please visit our Insurance & Billing page for more information. 

Recent graduates

  • May graduates may use our services through June 30 
  • December graduates may use our services through January 31

Students staying in the Ithaca area after those dates may receive referrals from Cornell Health to transition care to a provider in the community. 

Anyone is welcome to use our pharmacy. Additionally, if you incur an injury or illness on campus, we can provide first aid/stabilizing care, consultation, and referrals to local urgent care providers.

Students on leave / withdrawn from the university

Students who are on leave or withdrawn from the university are not eligible to use Cornell Health's services, except for the pharmacy. We can assist students who need help transferring care from Cornell Health to other providers.

Student spouses / partners

Most Cornell Health services are available to student spouses and domestic partners, with the exception of counseling and psychiatry services. Your cost for care will depend on your insurance. 

Please visit Especially for Student Spouses & Partners for details. 

Staff, faculty, & post-docs

Select Cornell Health services are available to faculty, staff, and post-docs, including pharmacy, and physical therapy. You also may attend free flu vaccination clinics on campus.

Counseling and support are available through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP).

Visit Especially for Faculty, Staff, & Post-docs for a complete list of services available to you.

Retirees

Cornell retirees may use our pharmacy and are invited to attend free flu vaccination clinics on campus. Counseling and support are available through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

Visitors to campus

Other visitors to Cornell’s Ithaca campus are welcome to use our pharmacy. If you incur an injury or illness on campus, we can provide you with consultation and referrals to local urgent care providers (refer to the "urgent care" options listed on our Emergencies & After-Hours Care page). Please call 607-255-5155 for consultation.   

Questions?

If you are unsure of your registration status, please contact the University Registrar’s Office.

If you have questions about your eligibility for services at Cornell Health, please contact us for more information.