Student Health Service and Insurance
The Student Health Center is staffed by two licensed and experienced registered nurses who work in collaboration with the college physicians on a consultation and referral basis. The physicians are from Iowa Health Physicians, Mount Vernon. Student Health Center services include evaluation and management of acute and chronic illnesses, injury care, contraceptive counseling and pregnancy testing, wellness care, and a number of diagnostic laboratory tests.
Health insurance is not required, but is highly recommended for all students. The college carries an accident insurance policy on Cornell students. However, this policy is intended to be secondary and supplement any other coverage the student may have. Students who have personal insurance should have a copy of their insurance card and be familiar with the terms of their policy. All student-athletes participating in Cornell College athletics are required to show proof of a primary insurance policy during the competition and non-traditional seasons. This policy may be part of their parent's/guardian's primary insurance policy or may be in their own name. Student-athletes will not be allowed to participate in any practice or competition until proper insurance documentation is presented to the athletic training staff. Questions may be directed to Business Services or the Health Center.
All medical records are maintained in strict confidence and are securely stored. No information is released without the student's written permission.