Supplemental Insurance for Clinical Students

For Clinical Students Only

As a preventive measure, all clinical students enrolled on the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan, regardless of plan level, will be enrolled in an annual supplemental plan to cover blood borne pathogen exposures. The annual premium for this plan is $20 and the fees will be assessed per semester, $8 for fall 2021 and $12 for spring/summer 2022.  Incoming summer students are billed $8 for only the summer 2022 term.

The supplemental insurance plan will minimize your out-of-pocket costs, should you require treatment related to any blood borne pathogen exposure in the course of your clinical experience. 

If you are planning to waive the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan administered by Aetna Student Health, please ensure you have adequate coverage in case of an occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.  Students with approved waivers assume full responsibility for medical costs not covered by their health insurance plan.  

For questions about reimbursements or procedures, please contact shsinsurance@cumc.columbia.edu.