Student Health Services


Insurance Resources

West Chester University offers a health plan designed for students through Consolidated Health Plans, and Nationwide Insurance. For more information on this plan, or to enroll in this health plan, please follow this link.

Consolidated Health Plans:
For information and an application

Special Note: In the event of a qualifying event with the loss of insurance coverage, students may still apply for Consolidated Health Plan Insurance. These qualifying events include loss of coverage due to death, divorce, or student's birthday. The student then has 31 days to send a letter to Consolidated from the previous insurer that indicates the date the policy ended. Consolidated will then provide insurance retroactive to the date the previous policy terminated. This information is not in the Consolidated brochure.

Other resources are also listed for your convenience. Look at plans and compare and make a choice based on your needs.

The Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE) offers four unique ways to help you find health coverage in your area:


Independence Blue Cross

Government Sponsored Insurance Programs

  • Medicaid - a joint state and federal program for public assistance to eligible people, regardless of age, whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care. Contact the PA Department of Public Welfare's Recipient Hotline at 1-800-692-7462
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - free or low-cost health insurance to uninsured individuals under the age of 19, who may be eligible based on family income. Contact the CHIP helpline at 1-800-986-KIDS.
  • Affordable Health Care Act: for information about insurance coverage for young adults.
Under 26? You may be eligible for health coverage under your parent's plan

Additional Coverage for on the job injuries:
Worker's Compensation - health care benefits for injuries or illnesses at work related to workplace exposure. Worker's compensation does not replace other health insurance. Contact the Bureau of Worker's Compensation at 1-800-482-2383.