Health Plans

Cornell offers two health plans developed specifically for Cornell students: 

Student Health Plan (SHP)

Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) provides platinum-level health insurance coverage to Cornell undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and their dependents.

Administered by Aetna Student Health, SHP was developed especially for Cornell students to provide access to convenient and comprehensive care on Cornell's Ithaca campus, in New York City, and anywhere else in the U.S or abroad.

Each year, full-time students are automatically enrolled in SHP. Eligible students with alternate insurance that meets Cornell's requirements may apply to waive their enrollment.

   > Learn more about SHP

Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+)

Ithaca students who are enrolled in, or eligible for, a New York State Medicaid plan may be eligible for Cornell's Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+).

SHP+ is offered in lieu of Medicaid – and in partnership with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) – to improve access to affordable health insurance for eligible Cornell students. 

   > Learn more about SHP+


Please contact us by phone, email, or – if you're in Ithaca – by stopping by our offices at Cornell Health. We are here to help you make the best decisions for your personal health care needs.