Student health insurance program

Created in response to student demand, the student health insurance program offers a comprehensive health insurance package for VCU students through our partners, United Health Care.

All full-time Ph.D. students and first professional students (D.D.S., M.D., Pharm.D.) are eligible for the student health insurance program. A hard waiver will apply for these student populations, meaning that they will be required to enroll in the program if they are unable to provide proof of other insurance.

Open enrollment period

The open enrollment period for the VCU student health insurance program has now closed. Details about the next open enrollment period, which will likely occur in late summer, will be communicated when available.

Please contact your respective eligibility coordinator if you have any questions.

Step-by-step tutorials

Qualifying life event

Students who experience a qualifying life event (such as loss of other health insurance coverage, marriage, birth/adoption of a child) may still enroll in the VCU student health insurance plan by completing the following form below:

Plan benefits

The following documents provide information about the benefits contained within VCU's health care package:

These documents, as well as key points of the information contained within, can also be found on our Plan Benefits webpage and United Health Care's VCU webpage.

Resources for students enrolled in the plan

Once you have enrolled in the plan, you can print ID cards, find providers and pharmacies, and more by visiting United Health Care's VCU webpage:

Go to United Health Care's VCU webpage »

Who to contact

For questions about the student health insurance program, please contact your respective eligibility coordinator listed below:

Student group Eligibility coordinator Email
Ph.D. students Melissa Tyler gradhealthins@vcu.edu
D.D.S students Michael Healy and Shane Castro mhealy@vcu.edu
secastro@vcu.edu
Pharm.D. students Kelechi Ogbonna and Tori Keel kcunegbuogbo@vcu.edu
vakeel@vcu.edu
M.D. students Christopher Woleben Christopher.Woleben@vcuhealth.org