Students Outside of Ithaca
All full-time registered Cornell students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Plan (SHP) each year, including those who are studying abroad, at Cornell Tech, at the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, and other locations outside of Ithaca.
Self-paying domestic students may apply to waive their enrollment if they have alternate insurance that meets Cornell’s requirements (learn more about who can waive). Non-Ithaca students who waive do not pay the Student Health Fee.
Students may also enroll in Cornell’s Dental Plan and Vision Plan, regardless of their insurance.
Using SHP outside of Ithaca
The Student Health Plan (SHP) is designed to provide high-quality health coverage for students (and their dependents) in Ithaca, outside of Ithaca, and anywhere in the world.
To facilitate getting care when you’re not on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, we encourage you to always carry a copy of your insurance card. Learn how to print your card.
Graduate students in Geneva
Most NYSAES students who are enrolled in SHP choose to get the majority of their health care needs met at Cornell Health on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Students on SHP can access nearly all services at Cornell Health for a $10 visit copay, including in-house lab tests and x-rays at no additional charge.
NYSAES students who waive SHP can use Cornell Health services, but must Bursar-bill or pay for services in full at the time of care, and then submit reimbursements to their insurance plans.
> Learn more about cost of services and insurance and billing at Cornell Health.
TRANSPORTATION: If you wish to be seen at Cornell Health, transportation between Geneva and Ithaca may be possible via the use of a car provided by the Station (NYSAES). Note that patient parking at Cornell Health is very limited, however, and you may have to park elsewhere on campus and walk or take the bus to Cornell Health. Visit an information booth when you get to campus (staffed Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm), and they can direct you to appropriate parking and assist you with any permits that might be required.