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Health Insurance

Beginning with the 2024-25 academic year Purchase College will no longer be offering a student health insurance plan for domestic students. International Student Health Insurance will continue to be available.

Insurance is not required to be seen at Health Services. Medications, labs, and procedures will be billed either directly to the student or via their health insurance. Please ask your provider if you are unsure of these costs.

Domestic Student Health Insurance

Beginning with the 2024-25 academic year Purchase College will no longer be offering a student health insurance plan for domestic students. Since students may be referred off campus to providers for services beyond what are available on campus, students must have adequate health insurance coverage. Coverage can be through a parent/guardian’s insurance plan or the New York State Marketplace.

Students currently enrolled in the college’s Aetna Student Health Plan, please be aware that coverage will end August 13, 2024

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have health insurance coverage after this date. Students should check prospective plans for physical, mental, and behavioral health coverage, including psychotherapy, inpatient treatment services, or psychotropic prescriptions.

International Student Health Insurance

International Health Insurance

All international students will be enrolled in the SUNY International Inbound Student Health Insurance Plan.

You may review the UnitedHealthcare brochure for coverage information, access to the student account and available services from the provider.

If you have questions on this, please contact the Office for Global Education at

The premium for the insurance will be included in your semester bill.

International Insurance Summary 2023-2024

Student Health Fee

The Student Health Fee provides on-campus health, counseling, and behavioral/substance health services for triage visits and regular medical services. The Student Health Fee does not provide coverage for any injury or illness that requires off campus services, including but not limited to, ambulance, urgent care, hospital services or inpatient clinical support, out-patient visits, laboratory tests, or imaging studies. Students are expected to have health insurance to cover these unpredictable and expensive services.

How to Find Health Insurance Plans

Please note, students under the age of 26 should check with their parent/guardian to see if they can be included in a family insurance plan. Please ensure that your parent/guardian plans will cover services rendered in the Westchester County/ NYC metropolitan area while residing in New York State for education.

Domestic students who need their own insurance policy should find a plan through the New York State Marketplace. If you need assistance enrolling in health insurance, please use NYS Marketplace Navigator Directory . Use a Westchester County navigator to ensure that you get coverage for the Westchester County/NYC metropolitan area. Out-of-state students residing on campus are eligible to apply for health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace.