COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirement

Note: You may not come to campus before submitting proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. It is also highly recommended that you receive a COVID-19 booster when eligible. In addition, you must complete a PCR or Antigen test prior to arriving on campus. For more information, see "Residential Programs and COVID Updates."

Cornell Health Services

Cornell Health, centrally located at 110 Ho Plaza next to Willard Straight Hall, provides medical care, counseling, pharmacy, and support services for students in on-campus summer courses.

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.


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.

Student Health Requirements

Summer students in on-campus courses 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.

Student Health Fee

Summer students in on-campus courses pay the university's summer Student Health Fee ($122 for 2022). These students have a $10 copay for most Cornell Health visits (some visits have no charge).

Student Health Plan

Enrollment in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) is mandatory for international students (with few exceptions).

U.S. students may choose to enroll in SHP if they do not have adequate health insurance during the summer program. Learn more about health insurance requirements.

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