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Using SHP


Learn about your SHP coverage:

Accessing care on Cornell's Ithaca campus

For students and spouses/domestic partners enrolled in SHP and residing in the Ithaca area, Cornell Health (formerly Gannett Health Services) is your primary care provider. Except in an emergency – or for some specialty services – whenever you need health care, begin at Cornell Health to receive the maximum benefit for medical and mental health services.

With SHP, you can access nearly all services at Cornell Health for a nominal visit copay (generally $10), including:

  • medical, nutrition, and physical therapy visits
  • counseling and psychiatry visits (spouses & domestic partners are eligible for couples counseling and "Let's Talk" services only)
  • in-house lab tests, x-rays, and procedures
  • flu shots and recommended immunizations
  • sexually transmitted infection screenings

For details, please refer to the Cornell Health's Cost for Service page.

Cornell Health services: The Cornell Health website provides information about services offered, how to get care, and common student health concerns.

Accessing care off campus

When the care you need cannot be provided on campus by Cornell Health – or if you're outside the Ithaca area – SHP provides many options for you. Learn how to:

Learn more

Use the links in the left-hand menu bar to learn more about how you can use your SHP benefits.

If you have any questions about how to access services, what SHP covers or does not cover, what you must do to get maximum coverage, or any other aspect of this plan, please contact Aetna Student Health or Cornell's Office of Student Health Benefits. We are here to help. 


Contact Information

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