COVID-19 Safety Information

About Us

Nurse helping studentWhat Do We Do?

  • 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 for Men and Women. 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, ambulatory 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 to advance the health of the students, 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