Physical Therapy & Massage

Location: Schoellkopf Hall (521 Campus Road) – please enter from back of building
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (for spring 2020)
Parking: See our Getting Here page
Phone: Call 607-255-7217
Fax: Send records to 607-254-2805
Appointments: See below

Physical Therapy

COVID-19 services update

Cornell Health's physical therapists are currently offering appointments by phone. Video appointments may also be available for patients residing in New York State. We are working through legal/regulatory/insurance barriers toward being able to introduce video visits to individuals in other states.

Please call us to schedule an appointment and to learn about options for care: 607-255-7217. You may also send us a secure message by logging in to myCornellHealth.

About us

Cornell Physical Therapy offers services for Cornell community members in our fully equipped PT facility in Schoellkopf Hall. Read about our mission and vision.

Our licensed physical therapists specialize in treating:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Orthopedic and neuromuscular injuries and conditions
  • Arthritic and repetitive-motion conditions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Post-surgical conditions

Patients are led through rehabilitation programs using therapeutic exercise, exercises to improve posture, home exercise programs, and/or aquatic physical therapy (offered at Helen Newman Hall). PT staff often augment rehabilitation methods using heat, cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and manual therapy.

  > See our collection of PT exercise videos

Who we serve

Cornell students, student spouses / partners, faculty, and staff members may use our PT services. Retirees are not eligible for services at Cornell PT.

Fees and insurance

Physical therapy appointments have a $10 copay for those covered by Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) and those who pay the Student Health Fee. There is no copay for Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+) members.

Most fees for PT services are also covered by Cornell insurance plans for employees. Please check your plan for details.

Other (non-Cornell) insurance plans may also provide coverage for physical therapy services. If you have private insurance, you will be billed for the cost of service, and can pay for the charge at Cornell Health in person, by mail, or by phone (students may apply charges to their Bursar bill during the academic year). We will provide you with a receipt you may submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

Massage Therapy

We regret that we are not able to offer Massage Therapy services at this time.