Cornell Health offers medical and mental health services for Cornell students, employees, and other community members. Learn more about eligibility for services and costs. If you're unsure if you qualify, contact the University Registrar's Office. You can also access services at other facilities within the University's health system.
Student health fee
Students are paying a high price for health care at Cornell University. The University is raising its health insurance fee as a secondary effect of the Affordable Care Act. The fee will allow Cornell to cover the cost of certain services and expand its health network. This fee will help students without SHIP pay for their health care without worrying about unexpected expenses.
There are some caveats to the Student Health Plan, which makes it difficult for students to choose the best plan for their needs. However, it is crucial to note that Cornell's insurance network does not cover all the hospitals in its service area. It is also important to consider the out-of-pocket costs when choosing a plan.
Cost of medical care
The cost of medical care at Cornell Health varies according to your insurance plan. Some plans have higher deductibles than others, increasing the cost of certain procedures and services. However, most students enrolled in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) have low out-of-pocket expenses, and SHP+ members often have no out-of-pocket expenses for most procedures and services.
While most services at Cornell Health are free to Cornell students, it is important to understand what your insurance will cover. The Student Health Fee, for instance, is only a $10 copayment for most visits. In addition, most immunizations and travel medicine are free. You will not be charged the Student Health Fee if you are a Cornell employee. If you are not a Cornell student, you can still use Cornell Health for episodic medical care, but you should see a local provider for ongoing care.
Eligibility for episodic care at Cornell Health
Cornell Health provides medical, mental, and community health services to Cornell students, faculty, staff, and the community. Learn more about the services available and how to qualify. Questions? Contact the University Registrar's Office. Cornell Health is also a fully accredited ambulatory care center.
Cost of services outside of Cornell Health
If you are a student at Cornell, you will have a Student Health Plan (SHP) that covers most of the costs of your care. This plan will cover your doctor's office visits and most prescription medications. If you do not have an SHP, you will need to pay out-of-pocket for the services you receive. However, the cost of these services is usually minimal or even free for members of the Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+).
If you need emergency care, you should call 911. The police and ambulance will be at your service. The ambulance will transport you to the nearest hospital. Ambulances will not cover emergency care costs, but they can take people to emergency rooms. Ambulance transport can be costly, especially when you need emergency care. Depending on the type of emergency, you might be required to pay for emergency care on the way.