Health Services & Insurance

The following information applies ONLY to students in the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program.

Health Insurance

All students in the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program are required to have health insurance before arriving on Grounds. If you do not have health insurance or are not covered by another person’s policy, UVa offers a student health insurance plan. Coverage under the plan begins in late August and continues for 12 months. To initiate coverage, you will need to complete the application and pay the premium. Complete information and registration forms are available online.

Required Immunizations

All students in the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program must have all necessary immunizations updated. You will need to complete the Pre-Entrance Health Form and have it signed by your family physician, indicating that you have received the following shots. These immunizations are required by law:

  • Tetanus/diphtheria booster
  • Mumps
  • Measles (Rubella) vaccination
  • German Measles (Rubella) vaccination
  • Polio (Poliomyelitis)
  • Tuberculosis screening

If you need any of these immunizations updated once you arrive in Charlottesville, you can do so at the Albemarle County Health Department, 1138 Rose Hill Drive,  434.972.6269. If you have additional questions or concerns, contact the Department of Student Health at 434.982.3915.

Note: You must complete the University immunization form required of all entering students and return it to Student Health by May 15 of the entering year.

Student Health Services

A portion of the comprehensive fees paid by students in the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program is automatically applied to student medical care and covers visits to Student Health clinics (general medicine, gynecology, and mental health) during the academic year. The clinics normally operate by appointment; however, staff will see patients with urgent problems on a walk-in basis. The University only covers costs for currently enrolled UVa students with a valid UVa. Student ID which must be presented at the time of treatment. A student’s family members are not eligible for the services provided by the UVa Student Health Office.

Student Health fees pay for:

  • All visits to Student Health
  • Visits to the UVa Hospital Emergency Room for illness (not injury) when Student Health is not open

Also, the pharmacy at Student Health carries some common medications at reduced prices.

Student Health fees do not pay for:

  • Eye exams
  • Glasses or contact lenses
  • Dental care
  • Accidental injuries
  • Long-term speech/hearing therapy or hearing aids
  • Injections for allergies
  • Physical exam for employment, travel, etc. (An additional fee is charged for this service.)
  • Services not authorized in advance by Student Health personnel
  • Health care for partners or other family members