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.