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

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

In case of emergency

♦ ON CAMPUS, call the Cornell Police.

  • 911 from a campus phone
  • 607 255-1111 from a cell or non-campus phone
  • Blue Light Phone or campus emergency phone: lift the receiver or press the button

♦ OFF CAMPUS, call 911

Urgent care

♦ Gannett 24/7 phone consult: 607 255-5155 

Cayuga Medical Center

Transportation options 

More information about what to do in an emergency

HELP! My friend drank too much. 

Calling 9-1-1 for help is not a crime. Learn what to do in an alcohol emergency (and review the Good Samaritan Protocol).



If you are uncertain whether a situation is an emergency or requires an ambulance or other medical intervention, call the Cornell Police. 

In a non-emergent situation, call Gannett to speak with the health care provider on-call who can advise you about whether, when, and where to seek assistance.

Examples of mental health emergencies include someone who:

  • is in imminent harm to self or others (suicide or homicide plan)
  • seems out-of-touch with reality
  • is behaving in a threatening or other violent manner

Read more about managing mental health (psychological) emergencies

In the News

"Cornell formalizes how it assesses disturbing behavior" (Cornell Chronicle, 09.22.09). Read article