Medical Coverage for Students

All graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, and their dependents, are eligible for student health coverage through the University of Pittsburgh.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans

Select your student type to learn more:

Plan Year

Student health plans operate on a plan year that runs annually from September 1 - August 31. All students, regardless of the term in which they enroll, have coverage through August 31.

Important Dates for Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Fall Term Spring Term (new students only)

Enrollment deadline: September 30, 2019

Coverage begins: September 1, 2019

Enrollment: December 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Coverage begins: January 1, 2020

All students, regardless of the term in which they enroll, have coverage through August 31.

Student plans offer a variety of coverage, including:

  • Coverage for all types of illnesses and injuries, including sports and exercise injuries, whether or not incurred “in-area” or “out-of-area” while traveling or during extended off-campus periods.
  • Preventative care, along with resources for full scale online health promotion.

Carefully review your current coverage to determine if it is suitable on campus. If you are a dependent student who is under a parent’s coverage, please review that policy for geographic and/or age limitations. Some policies restrict out-of-area coverage to just emergencies.

The programs are competitively priced and all medical programs are compliant with the provisions of the federal government’s health care reform legislation.

All medical plans feature:

  • Preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs
  • A broad range of services that have a flat co-payment at the point of service
  • Prescription drug coverage

Enrolling in Student Health Coverage

Find instructions on how to enroll in health coverage as a student. If you do not wish to enroll in coverage through the University, you may elect any coverage that you may be able to obtain on your own.

Academic Appointments

Graduate students who hold an academic appointment (GSA, GSR, TA, or TF) should select the $0.00 payment option for medical coverage.

If this payment option is not available, you should contact your academic department before proceeding with enrolling.

International Students

International students are required to attest to having other United States-based medical insurance coverage or enroll in a University-sponsored program.

To attest to other coverage, an Acknowledgement or Insurance Coverage must be submitted. You will need the insurance company's name, address, and telephone number; the policy or group number; the effective date of coverage; and confirmation that the insurance meets the minimum coverage requirement.

International students must submit their attestation no later than September 30. If attestations are not submitted by September 30, a hold will be placed on your account.