Find SHP+ Participating Providers

Cornell's Student Health Plan Plus (SHP+) is administered by Aetna Student Health, and includes coverage in the national network with any Aetna participating provider.

SHP+ members have no charge when seeing an Aetna "participating provider" (i.e., "in-network provider") for medical care, mental health care, or routine dental and vision care anywhere in the United States. This includes care at Cornell Health on Cornell's Ithaca campus. (Note that referrals are not required for specialty care.)

NOTE: SHP+ also provides coverage for non-participating providers, usually with a $400 plan year deductible and then a 30% co-insurance.

Refer to your Summary of Benefits and Coverage (see "Current Plan Documents") for details. 

To find participating providers / facilities ...

  • Visit Aetna's DocFind
  • Enter the the zip code for where you want to receive care
  • When prompted, select “Student Health Medical Plans / Open Choice PPO” as the plan type

When you call to schedule an appointment, we suggest asking to make sure the provider / facility is in-network with Aetna Student Health (DocFind is occasionally out of date).

If you need a copy of your insurance card, you can download and print your I.D. card here.

Ithaca-area dental and vision providers 

When in Ithaca, you should start at Cornell Health for your medical and mental health care needs.

If you would like referrals to Ithaca-area dental or vision care providers that accept SHP+, please email us at