Insurance & Immunization Records

COVID-19 College Update

Teachers College will remain open, but all classes for the remainder of the semester will be conducted online.
Administrative offices are operating remotely until further notice. Visit the TC Preparedness Website for information on COVID-19, symptoms, and current recommendations.  

Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan 2020 - 2021

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Columbia University is offering a single level plan to meet students’ health-related needs beyond the on-campus services offered by Columbia Health.


  • $0 deductible
  • Lower out of pocket maximum
  • No changes to benefits from the current year
  • Consistent co-pays ($30 for medical; $20 for mental health)
  • Pharmacy co-pays unchanged
  • No changes to co-insurance
  • Annual premium of $4,564 for students

In response to student feedback, Columbia Health is pleased to introduce a new voluntary vision plan ($65/year) in addition to the voluntary dental plan ($413/year). 

Put together, these medical, dental, and vision options provide a comprehensive coverage package for our students at prices substantially lower than plans offered via the New York State Healthcare Marketplace.

2020-2021 Columbia Plan coverage is effective August 15, 2020 through August 14, 2021. 

Important Dates

August 15, 2020- 2020-2021 Columbia Plan begins

August 14, 2021- 2020-2021 Columbia Plan ends 

September 30, 2020 - Last day to voluntarily enroll/petition to waive the Columbia Plan for 2020-2021 year

February 15, 2021- Last day to voluntarily enroll/petition to waive the Columbia Plan for new Spring 2021 students only

January 11, 2021 - Immunization records/meningitis response due for Newly Admitted Students* (Spring 2021 term only)

*Students living in the residence halls must submit records before new student move-in. 

Important Information

Immunization Records are due by January 11, 2021 for new students beginning in the Spring 2021 term!  

Summer Welcome Programming Series: Health & Wellness at TC available HERE

Are you a new student? Click HERE to get started! 

2020-2021 Columbia Student Health Insurance coverage and fees information is available HERE.

Columbia Medical Services is open for reduced essential services. Walk-ins will not be accepted. All students are required to call 212-854-7426 in advance before visiting, including those with scheduled routine appointments.

How Referrals Work

Except for visits to a hospital emergency room or an urgent care facility, a referral from an on-campus Medical Services or Counseling and Psychological Services provider is REQUIRED in order for students to utilize the off-campus benefits available under the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan.

Please Take Note

Teachers College operates on a different registration schedule than the Columbia University-Morningside Campus.  Therefore, our policies, procedures, and deadlines around Health Services and Insurance may differ from those of the Columbia University-Morningside Campus and its affiliates. If you should ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.  

Office Hours

Fall & Spring Terms

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Summer Term

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

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