Cornell Health is the primary provider of medical services for all enrolled students on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. [see Who We Serve]
Students commonly come to see us for:
- Annual check-ups and preventive screenings
- Care for illnesses and injuries
- Non-urgent health concerns (e.g., skin problems, back or joint pain, sleep problems)
- Medication prescription and management
- Management of chronic health concerns
- Well Woman (gynecology-focused) exams, and pap smears for all sexes/genders
- Sexually transmitted infections (STI) screenings, treatment, and management
- Lab work and x-rays
- Immunizations, allergy shots, and annual flu vaccinations
- Sports medicine services and clearance (for NCAA student athletes)
- Travel Clinic services
- Referrals to specialty care
Your Primary Care Provider
When you make your first medical appointment at Cornell Health, you will be assigned a Primary Care Provider who will help support your health throughout your time at Cornell. Whenever possible, we encourage you to schedule future medical appointments with your Primary Care Provider to facilitate continuity of care.
All of our Primary Care Providers are credentialed medical clinicians – physicians (MDs, DOs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) – with outstanding educational and professional backgrounds and a passion for working with college students.
Primary Care Providers work closely with a team of nurses, diagnostic technicians, nutritionists, physical therapists, pharmacists, behavioral health consultants, and other providers to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care for our diverse student body.
Collaboration with mental health providers
At Cornell Health, our medical clinicians partner with our Counseling and Psychiatry staff to offer integrated services that support both mind and body. Care is coordinated through multi-disciplinary care teams, and through a shared electronic health record for every patient / client. Learn more about our integrated model.