Cornell Health services
Cornell Health primarily serves students, and does not provide primary care medical services or mental health care for Cornell employees.
However, select services are available to faculty, staff, and post-docs. Please see below for details.
If you incur an injury or illness on campus, we can also provide first aid/stabilizing care, consultation, and referrals to local urgent care providers. Please call us at 607-255-5155 for consultation.
Services available to faculty, staff, and post-docs include:
- Pharmacy services (prescriptions and self-care items)
- Physical therapy and massage therapy
- Annual flu vaccination (no charge)
- Occupational medicine (OSHA compliance and research support only; no workers compensation services)
- Counseling and support through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) (see more below)
- and support for helping students in distress (see more below)
Please visit our Appointments page to learn about getting care.
Insurance & cost for care
Cornell Health accepts all Cornell employee health plans, among several other insurance plans. Please see our Insurance & Billing page for more information.
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)
Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers free, confidential, professional counseling and consultation services by telephone or in person. FSAP counselors can help with any personal or work-related problem that is affecting your sense of well-being, your daily life, or job performance. Learn more by visiting the FSAP website.
Collaboration and help supporting students
Helping students in distress
If you’re concerned about a student, we can help. Our counselors are available to assist faculty and staff members regarding students in distress. Visit our Resources for Faculty & Staff page for more details.
You may also refer to our Programming for Faculty & Staff page for information about our “Notice & Respond” trainings.
Each year we collaborate with members of the Cornell faculty to enhance the student learning experience and integrate student health concerns into existing curricula. Cornell Health staff members have served as resources for class projects, guest lectures, and research partnerships. Faculty members have also rewarded students with “extra credit” for participation in Cornell Health focus groups, surveys, and outreach projects.
If you have an idea, or would like to consult with us about curriculum infusion or other collaborative projects, please contact our Skorton Center for Health Initiatives.
Health Leaves of Absence
Cornell students may apply for a voluntary leave of absence (a separation of the student from the university) for health reasons. Health Leaves of Absence are managed through Cornell Heath. Learn more on our Health Leave of Absence page.