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Cornell Health revamped their mental health services system in September.

August 2, 2017

Cornell Health Serves Student Body’s Health Needs

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Oops! Did you just sprain your ankle tripping over all the stuff you’ve crammed into your new dorm room? Are thoughts of the infamous “freshman 15” keeping you up at night? Is beginning college finally the right time to quit smoking? Do you suspect you might have the flu? Welcome to Cornell.

The next four years will, for the most part, be an exciting and rewarding experience, but what you probably want to know right now is where you can get a refill for your allergy medication.

Before you start to panic, here’s a quick overview of the health and psychological services available at Cornell. Keep this in mind so you know where to turn when the midnight pizzas start to take a toll on your body, and so you know that there are many resources to help you when the stress and pressure of being a college student becomes too much to handle.

Cornell’s one-stop shop for health problems is Cornell University Health Services. Located on Ho Plaza, Cornell Health is the primary care provider of medical services for all enrolled students, as well as other members of the Cornell community. Current construction will last for the next year and double the facility’s size.

Cornell Health provides many services ranging from allergy treatment and immunizations to general medical health care.

The health care center can also provide you with information and listings for Ithaca-area doctors such as dentists and optometrists. Cornell Health can conduct most X-ray examinations as well as most of the laboratory tests that may be prescribed by your doctor during a medical visit. A newly renovated pharmacy is located in the building so that you can fill your prescriptions on campus.

Through its Sports Medicine program, Cornell Health provides primary care services to all Cornell athletes. Cornell Health also provides physical therapy services for members of the entire Cornell community.

In addition, Cornell Health offers many services to take care of your sexual health needs, programs to help smokers quit and an extensive array of counseling and support services.