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, first professional students (D.D.S., M.D., Pharm.D.) and international students (those on F- and J-visas) 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.
Enroll or opt out of the plan
If you experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE) (e.g. loss of health insurance coverage, no longer eligible on your parent’s health insurance, marriage, etc.) during the plan year 8/15/2022 - 8/14/2023, you can enroll in the VCU health insurance for the remainder of the current coverage period. Please complete this form and sign and date it.
Please contact your respective eligibility coordinator if you have any questions.
The following documents provide information about the benefits contained within VCU's health care package:
- Student health insurance brochure: Provides a high-level, easy to read overview of the plan benefits, good for comparison purposes
- Certificate of Coverage: Provides additional details and an in-depth look at the plan benefits outlined in the brochure
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:
Who to contact
For questions about the student health insurance program, please contact your respective eligibility coordinator listed below:
|Student group||Eligibility coordinator|
|Ph.D. students||Melissa Tylerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D.D.S students||Michael Healy and Shane Castroemail@example.com
|Pharm.D. students||Kelechi Ogbonna and Tori Keelfirstname.lastname@example.org
|M.D. students||Christopher Woleben||Christopher.Woleben@vcuhealth.org|
|International students||Nichole Dortonemail@example.com|