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.

Enroll or opt out of the plan

The open enrollment period for VCU's student health insurance plan is now open, and will run until Feb. 1, 2022. Access the insurance portal via the link below to enroll in the plan or to waive coverage by providing proof of other insurance:

Enroll or opt out of the health insurance plan »

Step-by-step tutorials

If you have not taken the necessary steps to waive coverage and opt out of the plan by February 1, you will be automatically enrolled in the plan and responsible for paying the insurance cost.

On the other hand, if you intend to enroll in VCU’s student health insurance package, the sooner you enroll, the sooner your insurance coverage will begin.

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 »

Information sessions

A series of information sessions will be held throughout the 2021-22 academic year. All members of the VCU community are welcome to attend and ask questions about the student health insurance program.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 — 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 21 — 12:30 p.m.

All sessions will be held virtually, and a Zoom link will be sent out to all attendees closer to the event date.

Sign up for an information session »

View previous sessions

Who to contact

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

Student groupEligibility coordinatorEmail
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 Christal Schools and Christopher Woleben Christal.Schools@vcuhealth.org
Christopher.Woleben@vcuhealth.org