Health care in the U.S. may differ from the health care delivery system in your home country, so it is important to understand Yale requirements and your health care options.
All full-time students working towards a Yale degree will receive Yale Health's Basic Coverage services free of charge. You can review the Student Coverage page to understand your Basic Coverage service, which includes care in Student Health, Acute Care, and Mental Health & Counseling for students amongst other services.
All new degree-seeking students need to review the documents about health services requirements and submit necessary health forms by the indicated deadlines. Please check the section about vaccination requirements and health forms for more details.
Unless you waive Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage you are automatically enrolled in that coverage as well. If you choose to waive this coverage you need to do so online. Please note, we strongly discourage you from waiving Yale's coverage as it is one of the most affordable plans available to you. Please do your research before choosing to waive the coverage.
Please note that non-degree students are generally not eligible for the student rates at Yale Health. Learn about other health coverage options on our website or reach out to Yale Health if you have questions about your eligibility.
Have questions about health care? Contact Yale Health Member Services.
Before You Leave Home
Be sure to have your medications, prescriptions, travel insurance, and new medical insurance lined up before you leave. Also, consider scheduling final doctor and dentist check-ups before you leave home.
Dental & Vision Care
In the U.S. dental and vision insurance are not included in your overall medical insurance, so make sure to purchase additional plans to support all of your needs.
Health Care Coverage
Depending on your Yale affiliation, you will have different options for coverage for health insurance. Make sure you are informed to what is available to you.
Depending on your Yale affiliation, you may qualify for the Yale Health plan. Learn more about the facility, doctors, and care that you can receive.