Cornell Health


Services

Cornell Health, centrally located at 110 Ho Plaza next to Willard Straight Hall, provides medical care, counseling, and pharmacy services for Summer College students.

Appointments are required for most services. However, students with urgent health problems may be seen on a walk-in basis.

Cornell Health is open Monday through Friday during the summer (see hours).

If you have an urgent medical or mental health concern when Cornell Health is closed, the residential staff in your building can call Cornell Health 24/7 to consult with a health care provider, and can help arrange transportation to an off-campus urgent care center, if necessary.

Fees

Summer College students either pay a Student Health Fee or enroll in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) for the summer, which includes access to nearly all Cornell Health services for a $10 visit copay.

See "Health fee and health insurance requirements" below to learn more about your requirements and options.

Confidentiality

All medical and mental health services at Cornell Health are confidential, and health care records are completely separate from all other university records. Cornell Health uses an electronic health records system, which provides a patient portal to facilitate secure communication with students.

Health requirements

Summer College students are required to complete Cornell's New Student Health Requirements to comply with state and federal laws, as well as with university policy.

All students must submit several forms related to health history, emergency contact information, and privacy and consent. Students taking six or more credits must also meet the university's immunization requirements. For information and forms, see the required forms and paperwork for accepted students.

The deadline to complete your health requirements is May 13, 2019 (or May 27, 2019, for students admitted after May 3). Please make sure to complete all requirements by your deadline to avoid late fees and a hold on your registration.

Health fee and health insurance requirements

Summer College students pay a Student Health Fee ($106 for 2019), which gives you access to services at Cornell Health for $10/visit and helps support campus health initiatives.

Exceptions

Students who enroll in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) for the summer are exempt from paying the health fee.

Enrollment in SHP is

  • Mandatory for international students
  • Optional for U.S. students who do not have health insurance that meets Cornell's minimum requirements

To enroll in SHP, see the required forms and paperwork for accepted students.

Learn more about requirements for summer students