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Cornell Health

If you are concerned about your physical or mental health, call Cornell Health 24/7 at 607-255-5155 or reach out online. Some other services are being provided by phone consultation or secure messaging.

  • Medical appointments: All patients should call before coming to the health center so your concern can be triaged appropriately. When you call us, we will advise you about whether your appointment will be in-person or through phone consultation or secure messaging. We may ask you to contact us again after the pandemic has passed for routine health care needs.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Currently, limited counseling and psychiatry services are available by phone. Learn more on our Counseling webpage.
  • Physical Therapy: PT is offering limited services by phone or video. See the PT webpage for more information.
  • All other appointments: Staff members are currently conducting some appointments, consultations, and referrals by phone.
  • Pharmacy: Our pharmacy will continue to provide limited prescription services and other essential health supplies. Students must call ahead for pharmacy services. Pharmacy staff are prepping prescriptions and purchases to be ready for pickup to minimize students needing to walk into the building.

Cornell Health has implemented social distancing measures and pandemic protocols across all of our services, in accordance with CDC guidelines. This means that all students and visitors must call Cornell Health before coming to the building (607-255-5155).


Student Health Plan (SHP)

COVID-19 Coverage

The Student Health Plan (SHP) covers testing at no cost and treatment will be covered with cost shares. Please see the link to the See the SHP website for more info. 

No-Cost Student Health Plan (SHP) for Qualified Self-Pay Students

We know that many students will be dealing with exceptional financial pressures in the coming months. If you are a self-pay student and will reside in New York State for the 2020-2021 academic year you may qualify for Student Health Plan Plus (SHP Plus). The plan has no premium costs, no copayments, and no coinsurance. SHP Plus is an option for qualified students with modest household incomes under a partnership with New York State. Many graduate and professional students meet the income and residency requirements, even if they have just arrived in NY.

For more information Visit the Student Health Benefits website


Public Health