Eastern University no longer sponsors a student health insurance plan. Many websites are available to assist you in acquiring the insurance policy best suited to your needs. Comparative shopping is encouraged.
Eastern University expects students to carry personal health insurance. This requirement applies to:
-1) All full-time students attending traditional undergraduate (four year) programs on the St. Davids campus
2) All full-time international students (undergraduate and graduate)
3) All students living in university residences
Students are responsible for all hospital fees and medical bills.
Review your health insurance plan to be sure of insurance coverages prior to your arrival on campus. Please be certain that your private or state sponsored plan will cover services such as blood tests, MRI’s, x-rays, and behavioral health and care from a specialist while a student is away from home.
Please carry your insurance card to campus with you.
Send a copy of front and back of your health insurance card to Health Services when submitting Health History and Immunization paperwork.
Please call 610.341.5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Helpful Healthcare Resources
Affordable Care Act
HealthCare.gov is a website to locate health coverage and will allow you to locate the exchange for your state. The exchange will determine Medicaid eligibility and also subsidy eligibility for a private health plan.
To begin, create an account at HealthCare.gov.
For 24/7 assistance, call 1-800-318-2596.
PA Health Access, (phone: 877 570-3642,) can also offer assistance in locating insurance, including Medicaid. If Medicaid eligible, the Medicaid application takes 30 days to process and is retroactive to the date of the application or the date when current coverage ends. or the following month, as desired by the applicant.
Government-Sponsored Insurance Programs:
- Medical Assistance: A joint state and federal program for public assistance to eligible people, regardless of age, whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care. Contact the PA Department of Public Welfare's Recipient Hotline at 1-800-692-7462.
- Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Free or low-cost health insurance to uninsured individuals under the age of 19, who may be eligible based on family income. Contact the CHIP help line at 1-800-986-KIDS.
International Student Insurance
Int’l: +1 904-758-4391
Compass Student Insurance
ISO Student Health Insurance
BETINS International Health & Travel Insurance