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The Mandatory Health Fee paid by students supports all of the programs and staff of the Student Health Service and the Counseling Center, as well as other areas in student support services.  This fee DOES NOT cover any services provided by outside providers such as: laboratory studies, radiology tests, private physician visits such as specialists, or emergency or hospital care.  Therefore it is critical that all students carry adequate health insurance that will cover these services in the Cortland area when needed.

Please be sure that you have health insurance coverage, AND that it covers you while you are in Cortland.  Many insurance plans, particularly managed care plans, do not cover services provided out of their network.  If you have one of these plans, you may not have coverage, other than emergency care, when you are at the college.  Please check with your insurance carrier to be sure you are adequately covered while in Cortland.

You may also want to investigate lower cost options such as Family Health Plus or the NYS Health Exchange at or other government sponsored programs if you meet income eligibility.   

Questions about the student health insurance program, which is not being offered for the 2014-15 academic year, should be directed to the Student Accounts Office or the office of Finance and Management.