Health Insurance

Yale Health | Basic Information

All students receive Yale Health Basic Coverage services free of charge. This includes care in Student Health, Acute Care, and Mental Health & Counseling for students amongst other services. Unless you waive Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage you are automatically enrolled in and billed for that coverage as well. Please visit the following Yale Health page to obtain additional coverage information.

Coverage dates:

  • Coverage for fall term only begins on the date students are required to be on campus for orientation and continues through January 31.
  • For returning students, coverage for fall term only begins August 1 and ends January 31, while coverage for spring term only begins February 1 and continues through July 31. 


Dependents of students need to enroll each year (or term, depending on coverage period selected) with the Student Enrollment/Change Application form once updated for the 2022-2023 academic year. The enrollment period for the full year and the fall term ends on September 15. The enrollment period for the spring term ends January 31.

Dental Plan and Eye Care Plan:

Yale University is pleased to offer currently enrolled (at least half time) Graduate and Professional School students both a dental plan and a vision plan.  Enrollment is optional and must be completed online.

  • Enrollment Period: August 15th - September 15th 
  • Coverage Duration: October 1st - September 30th

The enrollment period is only open once a year. Exceptions cannot be made to accomodate for failure to enroll by the deadline.  Please visit the following website to learn more and enroll in August.