Student Health Center


  • Student Health Center
    Fax: 202-885-1222
    McCabe, Room 1st Floor

    Fall & Spring Hours:
    Monday & Thursday – 8:30am – 8:00pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 8:30am – 6:00pm

    Summer Hours:
    Monday - Friday - 8:00am-4:30pm

    Cook, Edythe-Anne
    Associate Director for Administrative Services

Mailing Address

Health Insurance

About the Student Health Insurance Plan

American University requires all full-time students, all students who live in AU housing, and all international students with F-1 and J-1 visas to carry personal health insurance. Students in these required categories are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance plan offered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The annual premium of $1,800 is automatically assessed to your student account. If you are covered under another comparable health insurance plan, you can waive the university-sponsored student health insurance plan by submitting a waiver before September 17, 2015. You will need to submit proof of coverage by another health insurance provider.

Student Health Insurance will be provided by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources for the 2015-2016 policy year.

The rates for 2015-2016 policy year:

  Annual  Fall


Student $1,800 $800 $1,070 $470
Spouse/Partner $1,800 $800 $1,070 $470
Each Child $1,800 $800 $1,070 $470

I was billed for student health insurance, and I want to be enrolled. Do I need to do anything?
Yes. If you have been assessed the premium for the student health insurance plan and want to accept the coverage, you can go to and click on the link that says “Enrollment Form.” By completing this enrollment form, your coverage will become active on the first day of the student health insurance policy, August 1st, and you will not receive any additional weekly waiver reminder emails. If you do not complete this enrollment form and do not submit a waiver, your coverage will not become effective until you complete this form or the waiver database closes on September 7th, and the charge will remain on your student account. You will not be able to print out an insurance card or access pharmacy benefits until September 7th.

I was not billed for student health insurance, but I would like to be enrolled.
If you are not in one of the categories that requires insurance, but you are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, you are able to voluntarily enroll in the student health insurance plan. To complete a voluntary enrollment form, visit and click on the “Enroll Now” link. You will be directed to pay for the insurance coverage with a credit card. If you would like to have the insurance premium billed to your student account you will need to send an email with your name and AU ID to

Does the student health insurance plan include dental and vision coverage?
The student health insurance plan does not include dental and vision coverage; however, you can purchase dental and vision coverage for an additional fee. Information on the dental and vision plan can be found online at To enroll in the plans, click on the “Enroll Now” link. Dental and
Additional Resources vision insurance is also available to students even if you do not enroll in the student health insurance plan. The premium for dental and vision coverage cannot be added to your student account.

UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Department of Health and Human Services

American University Student Health Center

American College Health Association

Young Invincibles