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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
Cornell Health, Level 6
110 Ho Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office Hours

Summer hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Maps, Parking, & Accessibility


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

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

Physical 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.

Language accessibility: We have a telephone-based language translation service with more than 200 languages offered for students and clients who need it. We also have access to American Sign Language interpreters for hearing-impaired students and clients. Please contact us ahead of your appointment if you would like us to arrange for either of these services.

Commitment to Inclusion

Cornell's Office of Student Health Benefits is committed to providing respectful, responsive attention to all individuals who rely on our services. We recognize and celebrate the diversity the many cultures, experiences, practices, and values represented among our students, clients, community members, and partners.

Office Staff




 nophotoLyn AbbassAdministrative Assistant
 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