Student Health Insurance
The high cost of healthcare in the United States presents a potentially serious financial risk to students. Therefore, NYU requires that all students registered in degree-granting programs maintain health insurance.
Whether enrolled in an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan or maintaining alternative health insurance coverage, ALL MATRICULATED NYU STUDENTS have access to comprehensive services at the Student Health Center (SHC). Many of the services at the SHC are provided at no cost or very reduced cost to all matriculated students.
Most students are enrolled automatically in the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan as part of the course registration process. Students must complete the online enrollment/waiver process each academic year beginning in the fall to ensure that they are enrolled in the plan of their choice; supplement their current insurance with an NYU-sponsored plan, or waive the NYU-sponsored plans.
For services that are typically covered by insurance plans, NYU SHC will bill the student’s health insurance plan. If the insurance plan does not cover the service or does not pay the entire bill, the student is responsible for the bill.
If you anticipate problems paying your portion of the SHC bill, please contact Patient Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 443-1010.
Students are billed for unpaid balances on a monthly basis. However, if accounts are not settled in a timely manner, the unpaid balance is transferred to the Bursar’s office to be added to the student’s tuition account.
Payment can be remitted by mail with a personal check, money order, or credit card. For your convenience, SHC also accepts credit card payments over the telephone. Payment can also be made in-person with cash, personal check, money order, credit card or your NYU card at the SHC Suite 346.
If there appears to be an error in your statement or you have any questions, please contact us immediately. You can call us at (212) 443-1010 Monday – Thursday from 9am–6pm and Friday from 10am–6pm.
The SHC’s goal is to help students effectively navigate and resolve an array of services from the SHC and other healthcare providers through advocacy for students who are experiencing financial hardship due to unpaid medical bills. The SHC has a Patient Financial Services Specialist who is a resource for students in need of assistance in resolving complex issues related to health care billing, payments, referral arrangements and health insurance. Contact the Patient Financial Services Specialist at 212-443-1010 or email@example.com.