Step 15: Confirm Health Insurance

As a condition of enrollment, the University of San Francisco requires students to have a health insurance plan, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care.

You may choose to either enroll in the USF-sponsored plan or waive the USF plan if you already have health insurance coverage.

Option 1: Enroll in the USF-sponsored plan

All undergraduate domestic students registering for 9 credit hours or more (EXCEPT Certificate programs and Online programs students) will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF health insurance plan by Aetna. This charge is part of your bill. You can also schedule a free online medical appointment when you register with Teladoc as a member of Aetna insurance plan.

Option 2: Waive USF plan by September 1

Students who have a U.S.-based health insurance plan with coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-sponsored plan can waive the student health insurance plan and keep their current insurance plan. For more specific waiver requirements, visit the Waiver Criteria page.

You can opt-out of the USF -sponsored plan online by visiting the Health Insurance Policy page in early June. You have until September 1 to opt out, otherwise you will be charged for the USF health insurance plan.

Doctor's Appointments:
You can schedule a doctor’s appointment online at the Student Health Clinic at Dignity Health Medical Group (one block from campus at 2250 Hayes Street, 3rd floor).

Urgent Care Appointments:
Urgent care centers are equipped to handle non-life-threatening situations and same day appointments. Urgent Care visit costs vary based on your health insurance plan benefits. Most USF students go to GoHealth which has 7 locations in San Francisco located within a couple of miles from the University of San Francisco. Schedule your appointment online at or call 1(844) 325-1470.

In case of an emergency, please call 1 (415) 422-2911 if you are on campus. If you are off campus, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Deadline: September 1. You may opt-out of the USF-sponsored plan (waive the requirement) between early June and September 1. If you do not waive the insurance requirement by September 1, you will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the USF-sponsored plan.

Health Promotion Services, UC Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 422-5797, Fax: (888) 471-2290
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