All undergraduate students attending classes in the Fall or Spring semesters must have the school-sponsored health insurance plan or health insurance that is comparable to the school-sponsored health insurance plan (please confirm directly with your insurance company whether it meets the criteria and covers providers and required services in the Portland metro area). All actively enrolled undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in and charged for student health insurance, with summer coverage included with the spring coverage.
Students can use our Health and Counseling Services without being enrolled in the school-sponsored health insurance plan. However, because we provide only basic care on campus, students often must access care off-campus at some time during the academic year. This care can include expensive diagnostic tests, consultation with specialists, ongoing mental health care, or ER visits.
Lewis & Clark has partnered with PacificSource to offer a health insurance plan for students
that contains robust benefits that support the health of college students. The plan provides excellent value as well as access to a wide network of providers both in Portland and across the nation. The plan may provide a better value for you than health insurance offered through a parent’s or partner’s employer. We encourage you to review our school-sponsored insurance plan and see if it meets your needs. Please note: Medicaid plans from states other than Oregon and Washington generally do not meet the comparability requirements.
If you do not want to be enrolled in and charged for student health insurance, you must complete our online waiver.
For students starting coursework in the fall, the waiver form can be accessed from the declining insurance coverage website beginning in mid-July, and the form must be completed by the deadline of September 19, 2023.
Students starting coursework in the spring will be sent a link to the online waiver.
Students have only one opportunity each academic year to waive enrollment in the student health insurance plan. The waiver must be submitted at the start of each academic year. We encourage our undergraduate students who have recently graduated high school to confer with their parents or guardians to evaluate whether or not they need our school-sponsored health insurance.
If you have questions about student health insurance, please see our student health insurance website or email email@example.com or call 503-768-7160.
Please note: If you are a visiting student from Hoksuei Gakuen, Waseda, SACM, the Embassy of Kuwait, Rikkyo or Konkuk, you will have health insurance coverage through your sponsoring organization so you will not be enrolled in student health insurance. You can disregard the above paragraphs about insurance issues.