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.
Options for students without coverage include the VCU Student Health Insurance Program, the Health Insurance Marketplace, and Virginia Medicaid.
VCU offers a student health insurance program to all full-time PhD students, first professional students (DDS, MD, PharmD) and international students (those on F- and J-visas). Eligibility may be expanded to include additional student populations in the near future. Click on the link for additional information.
Open enrollment for the 2023 Health Insurance Marketplace ended January 15, 2023. Click on the link for important Health Insurance Marketplace dates and deadlines.
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.
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!