Health Insurance

Are You Covered?

Your student health fee covers visits to the student health clinics but does not cover the cost of referrals to specialists, medications, x-rays, hospital or ER visits.  We encourage all college students to get health insurance coverage to prevent an illness or accident from causing a financial burden. 

Students without health insurance are encouraged to research options through the Health Insurance MarketplaceLow-income students may be eligible for coverage through Virginia Medicaid.  Click on the Medicaid link to learn more.

Health Insurance Marketplace

A special enrollment period for the 2021 Health Insurance Marketplace is open through August 15, 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Virginia Medicaid Coverage for Low-Income Students

Due to recent changes in Medicaid health coverage rules, many low-income students may be eligible for a new health coverage option that offers comprehensive healthcare services at low or no cost.

  • Under the new guidelines, a single adult making less than $17,609 annually may be eligible.  Other criteria apply.  Go to to learn more and see if you qualify.
  • Enrollment for Medicaid coverage is available year-round.

Still need help? Feel free to reach out to us here at Student Health Services and we will be more than happy to try to assist!