Military life, especially deployments or mobilizations, can present challenges to service members and their families that are both unique and difficult to overcome.
Veterans' lives may involve being distanced from one's family, having one's life put at risk, physical injury and/or emotional trauma, including the loss of fellow soldiers. Some of these problems may feel manageable, others not. At times, you may be able to handle the issues on your own, or with the support of friends and family. Other times, especially if matters continue to trouble or worsen in severity, it can be important to seek professional help.
Gannett Health Services recognizes and supports the Cornell military community and understand that veterans, (whether students, staff, faculty, or their family members) face challenges that may require special support or attention.
- Counseling and Psychological Services: Individual and group support is provided to enrolled students at Gannett and at several off -campus locations around campus.
- Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: Free and confidential guidance and support for faculty, staff, postdocs, visiting scholars, and retirees by phone or in person on such topics as personal life challenges, work-related concerns, family or relationship issues, alcohol and drug use, adjusting to change or loss, conflict resolution, and mental health issues.
- Medical services: Gannett services as the primary care provide for all students while they are in Ithaca, regardless of insurance; and can provide occupational health and acute care for employees.
- Immunizations: get your annual flu shot and keep current on other important vaccinations.
- Massage Therapy: relive stress, tension, and muscle aches with massage; services located in Schoellkopf Hall.
- Physical Therapy: expertise in orthopedic, sports, and work-related injuries; current clinical knowledge in all aspects of patient care; located in Schoellkopf Hall.
- Travel Clinic: if you're traveling abroad for business or pleasure, consult the travel clinic for immunizations and other travel requirements.
- Health Leaves of Absence (HLOA): an option for students considering time away from Cornell to manage health or wellness concerns.
- Victim Support: resources regarding the care of and guidance for victims of hateful, abusive, violent, or criminal activity (e.g., hazing, sexual assault, racially-motivated crimes, etc.).
- Billing services: our billing representatives can submit receipts for care at Gannett to TRICARE military insurance.
Elsewhere at Cornell
- Cornell's military community resources
- Cornell Wellness Program
- Disability accommodations
- Veterans' education benefits
- Veterans' colleague networking group
Local and regional resources
- Alcohol and other drug recovery and support groups
- Cortland County Veteran's Office: contact for information on local providers skilled in treating veterans
- Ithaca Free Clinic of the Ithaca Health Alliance
- Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
- NY State Division of Veteran's Affairs- Ithaca Office
- Tompkins 2-1-1: call directly to receive a list of resources
- Tompkins County Mental Health Department
- TRICARE dental program: for those in active duty
- TRICARE dental: for retirees
- TRICARE military treatment facility: located at Fort Drum, NY: resources for active duty, retirees and Guard/Reserve
- US Army Medical Department: located at Fort Drum, NY;
- Vet Center of Cortland-Ithaca: located at 118 Park lane Ithaca: Contact Joanne Zager, PhD 607 272-6353
- Vet Center of Syracuse: located at 716 East Washington Street, Syracuse 315 478-7127
- VFW, Ithaca: located at 423 W. State St. Ithaca, NY; 273-5222;
- Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Half of Us: personal videos of veterans making the transition back to work and school,
- National Alliance on Mental Illness Veteran's Resource Center
- Military Guide to College
- Higher Education Guide for Veterans and their Families
- Raising Awareness about PTSD: A Resource Guide
- Student Veterans of America.
- US Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for PTSD
- Veteran's Service Resource Locator
- Women Veterans Health Care
- Disabled Veterans Assistance Line: 800 378-4559
- Tompkins-Cortland Regional VA Outpatient Clinic: 607 347-4101
- Syracuse VA Medical Center: 800 792 4334
- TRICARE: 210 767-5250
- Veteran's Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800 273-TALK (Veterans, Press1)