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Office of Student Health Benefits

The Cornell University Office of Student Health Benefits provides services for students and dependents enrolled in Cornell's student plans as well as those who pay the annual student health fee. Staff members also provide oversight for Cornell's student health insurance requirements.

Staff members can assist you by:

If you are enrolled in SHP, staff can meet with you to help you make the most of plan benefits. 

If you're not a participant in SHP, and have private insurance instead, staff can answer questions related to the annual health fee, and do their best to point you in the right direction so you can get your insurance questions answered. Every private insurance plan works differently, so your own plan's administrator will be the expert to whom you should turn.

Contact information

Office of Student Health Benefits
312 College Avenue, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607 255-6363
Fax: 607 254-5221
Email:  (written communications to students are sent to their Cornell NetID)

Student Health Plan - Medicaid (SHP-M) information:
call 607 255-5467 or email

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Maps, Accessibility, & Parking


You may also refer to the Cornell campus map for information about location and walking/driving instructions.

Accessibility: Suite A is located on the 1st floor, a half-level down from street level. The entrance is accessible by both stairs and a ramp.

Parking: Metered parking is available on the street, as well as in the municipal parking garage on Dryden Road.

Office Staff




 Kilts_Bob_thumbnail Robert Kilts
Student Services Coordinator
 MolnarKeiffer_JoAnn_Thumb Jo Ann Molnar-Kieffer
Student Insurance Administrator and Patient Advocate
 Percival_Lori_Thumb Lori Percival
Administrative Assistant
 Purdy_Pamela_Thumb Pam Purdy
Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

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