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Fees & Insurance

Gannett Health Services
110 Ho Plaza
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-3101

Tel: 607 255-5155
Fax: 607 255-0269


Gannett provides comprehensive and affordable care for all Cornell students in the Ithaca area, regardless of insurance.

Not a student? See information for non-students.

Charges for enrolled students

All students who are enrolled in the Student Health Plan (SHP) or pay the Student Health Fee can access care at Gannett for:

  • A $10 copay for most Gannett visits (some visits have no charge)

  • No additional charges for procedures, x-rays, and lab tests performed at Gannett

Other students (those who are not enrolled in SHP and who are exempt from the health fee) can Bursar-bill or pay for services in full at the time of care, and then submit reimbursements to their insurance plans.

Compare your coverage:


> Paying for Health Care at Gannett (pdf)

Insurance & health fee coverage

Cornell requires all students to have adequate health coverage, whether they enroll in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP), or have a private insurance plan that meets Cornell’s requirements. Ithaca students with private insurance plans pay an annual Student Health Fee to give them the same pre-paid access to care at Gannett that SHP members have, and to help support campus-wide health programs.

Additional fees

Lab testing: Many common lab tests are performed at Gannett and covered by SHP and the health fee. If a lab sample has to be sent to an off-site provider, that provider will bill the individual or their insurance plan directly (check SHP or your health plan for coverage).

Complex physicals: Standard physicals and other preventive visits have no charge under SHP and the health fee. However, additional time is scheduled for more complex physicals that require extensive paperwork (such as ROTC and Peace Corp physicals). There is a $50 administrative fee for such physicals. Your paperwork will be reviewed at a preliminary visit, and you will be alerted in advance if your physical exam will require the administrative fee.

BASICS: While BASICS is free for those who self-refer or are referred through Good Sam, a $100 fee applies to others. Please check with your referral source to see if a fee applies to you.

Missed-appointment and late fees: A $25 missed appointment fee will be charged for appointments that are not cancelled before 8:30 am the day of the appointment. This applies to both in-person and phone appointments. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we regret that we will not be able to hold your appointment time, and you will be charged the $25 missed appointment fee.

Questions about costs & coverage

Want to know ahead of time whether a service, test, procedure, prescription, or medical supply is covered, and/or how much it costs?

Please call our Billing Office at 607 255-7492, or speak with a cashier on Level 3 at Gannett. We will be happy to give you current prices on any service we provide or product we sell. If you want to know about the availability or price of a particular medication or other pharmacy product, you can call the Gannett Pharmacy at 607 254-6337.

Additional information:


See also

Review Gannett's Paying for Health Care fact sheet (pdf) for information for both students and non-students.