Student Wellness Services
Student Wellness Services is Evergreen's campus resource for medical care, mental health support, and wellness education. Services are available for all students who have paid their Student Wellness Services fee.
Students can make appointments, upload forms, and receive messages with Health eConnect
The Evergreen State College requires that all incoming F and J visa students have adequate health insurance to cover sickness and accidents while they are physically located in the USA. Additionally, spouses and dependents of F and J students are subject to the same requirements. All incoming international and exchange students must show proof of insurance.
Students who willfully fail to maintain the insurance coverage or who make material misrepresentations to The Evergreen State College concerning such coverage will be deemed to be in violation of these regulations and will be subject to termination of status.
At this point in time, Evergreen does not carry an institution plan and students must locate and purchase their own plans.
Minimum Plan Standards
|Medical benefits||$100,000 per accident or illness|
|Repatriation of remains||$25,000|
|Medical evacuation to home country||$50,000|
|Deductible||Not to exceed $500 per accident or illness|
Providers meeting the minimums standards
Listed are some insurance providers with policies or plans that meet Evergreen's minimum requirements. Sharing these policies does not represent an endorsement by The Evergreen State College.
About the United States Healthcare System
Terms to know
Deductible: A specified amount of money that the insured (that's you!) must pay before an insurance company will pay a claim. If your deductible is $1,000, you first have to pay that amount for healthcare before your insurance will cover costs.
Premium: What you’ll pay the insurance company for the privilege of having an active insurance plan.
Copay or Copayment: The amount you owe each time you receive certain types of medical care. Varies by plan and type of care.
Coinsurance: After you pay your deductible, "coinsurance" is the percentage you’ll pay of medical expenses.
Out-of-pocket Maximum: The most you’ll pay each year toward costs including your deductible, copay and coinsurance.
When to go to Student Wellness Services or get off-campus care
Whenever possible, use Evergreen Student Wellness Services, it is included in your student fees. If they are unable to treat you, they can refer you to other locations.
Urgent Care vs. the Emergency Room at a hospital: Both emergency departments and urgent care centers offer same-day, unscheduled access to sick care. Urgent care center typically requires less waiting and results in lower costs. However, urgent care centers are not generally open 24/7 like emergency rooms at hospitals. Go to the hospital in emergency situations when you're unable to use Urgent Care, or for pre-scheduled treatments.
- Get the flu shot each year! You can ask for it at Student Wellness Services.
- Get regular exercise and sleep. Explore Campus Recreation
- Monitor your consumption of drugs and alcohol and talk to a friend, mentor, or someone in Student Wellness Services if you are having a hard time. Your health, academic work and relationships can be negatively effected by excessive drug and alcohol use and could leave you vulnerable to a crime.
- Protect yourself if you decide to engage in sexual activity. It is important to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDS & STIs). Be prepared with contraception, such as birth control or condoms. Speak to someone at Student Wellness Services about your contraception options. Condoms are FREE at Student Wellness Services.