Student Health

Committed to Health and Safety of all Tigers

RIT is dedicated to providing students with high-quality primary health care and services for mental health needs in a caring and supportive environment.

Student Health Center

Telehealth is the preferred mode for office visits at the Student Health Center where a hands-on exam is not needed. In the Student Health Center, safety glass barriers have been installed in reception areas; waiting rooms have been configured to allow physical distancing; and appointment times staggered to reduce overall occupancy. Patients and staff are required to wear face masks for in-person treatment. Nurses are available by phone to help students determine if an in-person appointment is needed if otherwise unclear.

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Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 has altered many facets of life for members of the RIT community. These changes can take a toll on our emotional well-being and may result in stress, fear, and/or anxiety. The following resources and services are available for support:

Student Health Insurance

All RIT students are expected to have health insurance that provides coverage in the Rochester community. Students should verify their insurance coverage prior to arriving on campus. While most plans cover out of network emergency department visits, they may not provide coverage for follow-up visits, urgent care visits, physical therapy, and specialist appointments.

Testing, Quarantine, and Contact Tracing

All students, faculty, and staff are responsible for getting a COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus and must provide evidence of a negative result in order to circulate on campus for any reason.

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Immunizations and Health History

All new incoming students must complete the required immunization and health history forms on the Wellness Portal prior to arrival. This includes your immunization record, health history, tuberculosis screening, treatment authorization, and insurance plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All full-time students in a degree program and students enrolled in the English Language Program are assessed the Student Health Services Fee to provide support for programs and services offered by the Student Health Center, Student Counseling and Psychological Services, and for health promotion initiatives. These benefits are still available to students even if they are not living on campus.

To verify your insurance plan is active and offers coverage in the Rochester area, call the customer service phone number listed on the back of your insurance card. Be sure to ask the representative what type of providers you have access to in Rochester, N.Y., (i.e. primary care, specialists, mental health therapists, physical therapy, etc.). Ask what your co-pays responsibility might be. Additionally, many insurance companies offer “Find a Doctor” tools on their websites.

If your insurance does not provide adequate coverage in Rochester, the RIT Aetna Student Health Insurance plan is available for purchase. This insurance plan is designed specifically for students to ensure that they have coverage while in Rochester, as well as throughout the United States should they pursue an out of area co-op. Open enrollment begins on August 15 and ends September 30. Insurance can be purchased for a full year or for the fall semester alone.

The cost of coverage for a single student is $1,954 for the full year or $744 for the single semester.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding insurance coverage, contact case management at casemanagement@rit.edu. More information also can be found at the Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services.