STAF-004: Requirements and Costs Associated with Student Health

Date: 09/13/2018 Status: Final
Last Revised:
Policy Type: Student Affairs
Oversight Executive: Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Applies To:

Academic Division.

Reason for Policy:

The University recognizes the need to provide high quality and confidential health care for its students. Student Health supports students by helping them maintain their health through education and prevention and restoring health when necessary by treatment of illness, injury, or stress. Eligibility requirements have been established for receipt of these services.

Definition of Terms in Statement:
  • Terms:

    There are no terms that require definition.

Policy Statement:

All enrolled students are eligible to receive disability services free of charge. In addition, students who pay the comprehensive health fee are eligible to receive care at the Elson Student Health Center.

Any student with questions regarding eligibility should contact Student Health Medical Records at 434-924-1525.

  1. Pre-Entrance Health Form:
    All students admitted to the University must submit a record of immunizations before they register for their first semester. The form is available on the Department of Student Health website. Students entering the University in the fall or spring are required to complete and submit this form by the due date identified by the University each year. Students whose forms are postmarked after the due dates are subject to a late fee of $100.00.

  2. Health Insurance:
    The University requires all students to have health insurance. Students may, but are not required to, enroll in the health insurance plan sponsored by the University of Virginia. For more information, including plan costs, please visit UVA Student Health Insurance Plan (or call Aetna Student Health at 800-466-3027).

  3. Hard-Waiver Health Insurance Program:
    All UVA students, both domestic and international, who pay the comprehensive health fee with their tuition must meet the health insurance hard-waiver requirements. Students must demonstrate to Student Health that they have health insurance coverage that meets the University’s specific coverage requirements. To determine if their coverage meets the University’s requirements, students must complete a waiver application. Any student who does not demonstrate comparable coverage in the online waiver site, as determined by University of Virginia staff, will be enrolled in the University-sponsored health plan and billed for its full annual cost. See the Hard-Waiver Health Insurance Program website, which includes information outlining comparable coverage, for more information.

  4. Medical Withdrawal/Readmission:
    Student Health providers are available to assist students in the medical withdrawal process in conjunction with academic faculty and Student Affairs. Student Health also participates in the readmission process for students who are returning from a medical withdrawal. The process and forms required are found on the Student Health website.

  5. Compliance with Policy:
    Failure to comply with immunization or insurance requirements will result in blocked registration until verification is provided.

    Questions about this policy should be directed to the Department of Student Health.


Waiver Application

Related Information:

Services available at Student Health.

Major Category: Student Affairs Policies
Next Scheduled Review: 09/17/2021
Approved by, Date: Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, 09/13/2018
Supersedes (previous policy): Student Health Requirements.