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Student Health Fee

For students who are NOT enrolled in SHP

The Student Health Fee is part of a university-wide initiative first introduced for academic year 2015-16  to increase students' access to care, and to support the health and well-being of the entire campus. 


Students on Cornell's Ithaca campus* contribute annually to university health services through either:

  • A portion of their Student Health Plan (SHP) premium
    - OR -
  • A Student Health Fee, for students with private insurance plans:
    - 2016-17 health fee: $175/semester
    - 2017-18, health fee: $179/semester

    see the Health Fee FAQs for more details about who pays the health fee

This new Cornell initiative enables students – both those who enroll in SHP and those who pay the health fee – to access care at Gannett Health Services (Cornell Health) for …

  • A $10 copay for most Gannett visits (some visits have no charge)
  • No additional charges for procedures, x-rays, and lab tests performed at Gannett (see examples below)

Compare your coverage

Paying for Health Care at Gannett (Cornell Health) (pdf)

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to Health Fee FAQs for the following information:

  • What is a health fee?
  • Why has Cornell introduced a health fee?
  • Who pays the health fee?
  • How does the health fee work?
  • How much is the health fee?
  • How long does my health fee benefit last?
  • Where can I find additional information?

To learn more about paying for health care at Gannett (Cornell Health), visit the Fees and Insurance page.

Questions? Please contact us.

Contact Information

Student Health Benefits
312 College Avenue, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850 [map]