About Us

What Do We Do?

Nurse helping student

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common medical illnesses including colds, sore throats, ear aches, stomach upsets, sprained ankles and urinary complaints.
  • Care of students with more chronic medical problems such as asthma, diabetes mellitus.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Referrals to specialists and/or hospitals as needed. (Students are responsible for charges incurred.)
  • Laboratory facilities are available to obtain routine samples which are sent to an outside laboratory for processing. (Students are responsible for charges incurred.)
  • Injections are given by a nurse. They include vaccinations, Depo-Provera shots and other medications.
  • Sexual Health. Services include STI testing and treatment, treatment of vaginal infections, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and provision of contraceptive counseling and methods. Call the SHS at 753-4811 for more specific information.
  • Medications. A limited number of medications are carried by the Student Health Service.
  • Insurance. Students are encouraged to carry a comprehensive insurance plan. The Student Health fee is NOT insurance. The fee supports direct health care services on campus and health education efforts.
  • Medical Excuses. Excuses are not provided for class absences due to short-term illnesses. Responsibility for class attendance and for completion of assignments rests primarily with the student. Documentation can be provided for extended illnesses.
  • Health Education. Education materials and programs are available to students about current health issues, prevention of disease and illness, and promotion of health and wellness


  • to provide accessible, high quality, health care to all SUNY Cortland students so that they may participate successfully in the academic and extra-curricular programs of their choice;
  • to educate students about health and wellness and to promote healthy lifestyles, thereby enhancing the learning environment;
  • to provide medical expertise that supports the learning mission of the campus community and health in its broadest sense.

Contact Us

Student Health Service
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-26
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-4811
Fax: 607-753-2486