When the physical or mental health needs of our patients/clients require services beyond the scope of what we provide at Cornell Health, we can provide referrals to specialists who have the training, facilities, and technology to provide the best possible care. Your health care provider at Cornell Health can refer you appropriately.

We can also make referrals to local providers for those who would prefer to receive primary care medical and counseling services off campus. Please call us during business hours (607-255-5155) and ask to speak with a nurse or a counselor who can refer you to a community provider.

Referrals for Student Health Plan (SHP) members

Referrals are not required by the Student Health Plan (SHP), which means you may see any health care provider you wish without first being referred by your Cornell Health provider. However, you can get the most out of your plan by using Cornell Health's services whenever possible, or – if you need to see other providers – using a Participating Provider in the Ithaca community (or elsewhere). Visit the Referrals page on the Student Health Benefits website for more details.

If we’re closed and you need immediate care ...

Please refer to our Emergencies & After-Hours page for information about accessing care at the hospital or at an urgent care provider in Ithaca. You may also call us 24/7 for consultation (607-255-5155).