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.
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:
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|