Our sports medicine team at Cornell Health specializes in sports clearance, sports injuries, and other injuries and illnesses that affect Cornell’s intercollegiate athletes.
We work closely with Cornell University Athletics’ coaches, athletic trainers, nutritionists, and team orthopedists to help keep our student athletes healthy and performing at their peak.
Intercollegiate (NCAA) student athletes
We provide our NCAA student athletes with:
- Yearly sports clearances
- Primary Care medical services
- Treatment for sports injuries, and other injuries and illnesses
- Support for concussion recovery, including providing medical clearance required for return to play
- Close collaboration with athletic trainers and team orthopedists
- Collaboration with Cornell Health’s counseling staff, nutritionists, behavioral health consultants, and physical therapists to provide integrated medical and mental health care
- Referrals to specialty care, when needed
Not an NCAA athlete? Visit our Especially for Student Athletes page.
Sports medicine appointments (NCAA athletes only): If you are sick or injured, please contact the athletic training staff and/or the Sports Medicine Clinic in Schoellkopf Hall to schedule an appointment: 607-255-3892 or 607-255-5156.
NOTE: In-season athletes receive the highest priority. If you have an urgent health concern (like an acute injury or infection) that cannot wait for a regularly scheduled appointment, please request a same-day appointment. You may also call Cornell Health 24/7 (607-255-5155) for consultation.
Other Cornell Health services: Appointments for other services – including nutrition, allergy, sexual health, mental health, and physical therapy – should be made by calling Cornell Health or logging in to myCornellHealth. Remember, all services at Cornell Health are completely confidential.
Wednesday evening Sports Medicine Clinic
Walk-in hours at Schoellkopf’s Sports Medicine Clinic are available to NCAA athletes every semester. Check in between 6:00–7:30 pm for evaluation and support related to illness, injury, or other health concerns. You can sign in at the Physician's Office, located across from the Training Room. (Sports Medicine Clinic: 607-255-3892 or 607-255-5156; Athletic Training Room: 607-255-4237.)
If your injury is incurred as a direct result of participation in intercollegiate sports at Cornell, any costs for care that are not covered by your health insurance or health fee will be covered by Cornell University Intercollegiate Athletic Injury Insurance.
Please speak with Charlene Haskell, the Athletic Insurance Coordinator, to make sure you understand how this works and to maximize your coverage.
Non-NCAA athletes: please visit our Cost for Service page.