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STAF-004: Requirements and Costs Associated with Student Health and Wellness

Date: 09/13/2018 Status: Final
Last Revised: 07/07/2023
Policy Type: Student Affairs
Contact Office: Student Health and Wellness
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 and Wellness 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 charged the comprehensive health fee are eligible to receive care at the Department of Student Health and Wellness.

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 and Wellness 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 received after the due date 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, see Student Health and Wellness - Insurance.)

  3. Health Insurance Verification Program:
    All students at the University of Virginia charged the full comprehensive fees with their tuition are required to have health insurance coverage. Students must demonstrate to Student Health and Wellness 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 charged the annual premium. (For more information, see the Health Insurance Verification Program website, which includes information outlining comparable coverage.)

  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 and Wellness 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 and Wellness 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 and Wellness.

Major Category:
Student Affairs Policies
Next Scheduled Review:
Approved By, Date:
Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, 09/13/2018
Revision History:
Revised 7/7/23.
Supersedes (previous policy):

Student Health Requirements.