Who We Serve

Cornell Health provides services for:

  • STUDENTS IN ITHACA: Medical care, counseling, and pharmacy services for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on Cornell’s Ithaca campus (see details below)
  • STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF ITHACA: See information especially for Students Outside of Ithaca
  • NON-STUDENTS: Select services for other Cornell and Ithaca community members and visitors (see details below)

Our pharmacy is open to everyone, including members of the public.

Costs & insurance:

Students who are enrolled in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) or pay the Student Health Fee can access nearly all Cornell Health services for a $10 visit copay (SHP-Medicaid members typically have no copay); visit our Cost for Service page for details. Other individuals who are eligible for care should refer to our Insurance & Billing page for information about which insurance plans we accept.

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Students during the academic year

All currently registered students may use our full range of services. If you are unsure of your university status, please contact the University Registrar’s Office.

Eligible students include:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled during the academic year
  • In absentia students [refer to our Insurance & Billing page for information about cost of care for In absentia students]
  • Continuing Education students taking 12+ credits during the academic year
  • Students who are studying elsewhere but visiting campus [refer to our Insurance & Billing page for information about which insurance plans we accept]

Restrictions:

  • Students who are on leave or withdrawn from the university are not eligible to use Cornell Health services, except for pharmacy.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

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Students during the summer

Students who may use our services during the summer include:

  • Registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional students remaining in Ithaca between enrolled semesters
  • In absentia students [refer to our Insurance & Billing page for information about cost of care for In absentia students]
  • High school students participating in Cornell’s Summer College program [see Summer Students]
  • Summer Session students
  • Students who are studying outside of Ithaca, but are in Ithaca for an orientation program or visit [see Students Outside of Ithaca]

Restrictions:

  • New students arriving in Ithaca prior to the start date of their student health plan (SHP / SHP+) or Student Health Fee coverage are not eligible for counseling services, but may receive medical care (refer to our Insurance & Billing page for information about which insurance plans we accept) 

Student spouses / partners

Many Cornell Health services are available to student spouses and domestic partners, with the exception of individual counseling and psychiatry services. Visit Especially for Student Spouses & Partners for details.

Children of students

Cornell Health does not provide services for children of students. However, our Students with Children page offers a number of campus and community resources for students who have a child or children with them at Cornell.

Staff, faculty, & post-docs 

Select Cornell Health services are available to faculty, staff, and post-docs, including pharmacy, travel clinic, physical therapy, and allergy shots. They also may attend free flu vaccination clinics on campus. Counseling and support are available through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

If you incur an injury or illness on campus, we can provide first aid/stabilizing care, 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.

Visit Especially for Faculty, Staff, & Post-docs for more information.

Retirees

Cornell Health does not provide primary medical or episodic care for Cornell retirees, but they may use our pharmacy and physical therapy services. They also may attend free flu vaccination clinics on campus. Counseling and support are available through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

Visitors to campus

Students who are studying outside of Ithaca may use our services when visiting the Ithaca campus. [see Students Outside of Ithaca] [see Insurance & Billing]

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 first aid/stabilizing care, 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.

Ithaca community members

Members of the Ithaca and surrounding communities are invited to use our full-service pharmacy.    

Questions?

Please contact us for more information. We're here to help!