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Student Health Fee


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

All students – both those who enroll in SHP and those who pay the health fee – have to access care at Cornell Health for …

  • A $10 copay for most Cornell Health visits (some visits have no charge)
  • No additional charges for procedures, x-rays, and lab tests performed at Cornell Health (see examples below)

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NOTE: "Cornell Health" is the new name for campus health services, replacing "Gannett Health Services."

Paying for Health Care at Cornell Health (formerly Gannett Health Services) (pdf)

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to Health Fee FAQs for the following information:

  • What is 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 Cornell Health, visit the Fees and Insurance page.

Questions? Please contact us.

Contact Information

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