As part of a study away academic NYU program, all students are required to maintain adequate health insurance coverage that includes medical and mental health benefits. Most students are enrolled automatically in one of the NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans as part of the registration process.

Please review the 2020-2021 Student Health Insurance Brochure (PDF 1.5MB) to learn more about the enrollment and waiving options. NYU Washington DC staff will assist you in accessing local care.

If you are considering waiving out of the NYU plan, consider the "out of area" coverage of your current policy, including the out of pocket costs and/or deductibles. Regardless of the insurance plan, please ensure that you have your insurance card and other relevant insurance information at all times. Please also take the time to review the out of area benefits structure, referral/pre-approval process if applicable, and co-pay policy.

Locations for Access to Care

GW Medical Faculty Associates - Cleveland Park Office
2902 Porter Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 525-5287
Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-6pm

GW Medical Faculty Associates - McPherson Square Office
1101 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 798-0100
Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
1400 I Street, NW
Suite 825
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 617-2160
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

The George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 715-4000
Open 24 hours

For additional information, please contact Student Health Insurance at

If you are enrolled in the Wellfleet plans and searching for a specialist in the DC area, go to or call (877) 373-1170 and a Wellfleet Student representative will assist you in locating a participating provider.