Postdoctoral Scholars Insurance


Effective July 1, 2013, the medical and dental insurance carrier for post-doctoral fellows going forward will be provided through Aetna, and care will be coordinated by and provided through the OHSU Joseph B. Trainer (JBT) Health and Wellness Center. 

Participation in the OHSU Post-Doctoral Scholars health & dental insurance plan is required and enrollment is automatic for postdocs classified as full-time at .5 or greater.  Postdocs and dependents currently covered under the program will be automatically enrolled in the new OHSU Post-Doctoral Scholars Medical & Dental Programs. New OHSU postdocs will be enrolled automatically upon meeting eligibility criteria which will be detailed in the plan brochure. 

Dependent medical & dental coverage selections for newly eligible postdocs must be made within 30 days of becoming eligible.  To enroll your dependents, please contact the postdoc liaison at  (503) 494-9954 or send them an   If you are covered under another comparable group insurance plan and do not wish to be enrolled in the OHSU Post-Doctoral Scholars health & dental plan, proof of comparable coverage, in accordance with the university's requirements must be provided to the postdoc liaison within 30 days of becoming eligible; requests remitted after 30 days will be honored at the next annual open enrollment period. 

The 'Official' Post Doctoral Scholar website can be found here.  Find detailed insurance information specific to the postdoctoral insurance plan, enrollment, costs of your plan and much, much more. 

Postdocs can begin being seen in the JBT Health & Wellness Center for appointments on July 1st, 2013.



Have questions regarding...

  • Medical Appointments
  • Health & Wellness
  • Benefit Questions
  • Referrals

Call JBT Health & Wellness Center at (503) 494-8665

Marquam Hill Campus, Baird Hall Room 6 and 18


Have questions regarding...

  • Enrollment or Waiver Questions
  • Changes In Coverage-Life Qualifying Event

Contact the postdoc liaison Ashley Branch via


Have questions regarding...




  • Medical Benefits
  • Medical Claims
  • ID Card Replacements
  • Pre-certification

Call Aetna at (855) 236-2143

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Have questions regarding...

  • Dental Benefits
  • Dental Claims

Call Aetna PPO Dental at (888) 238-4825


Have questions regarding...

  • Pharmacy Claims
  • Drug Formulary Questions
  • Mail Order Pharmacy Services
  • Specialty Drug Services

Call Aetna Pharmacy Management at (888) 792-3862


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  • Medical Evacuation Coverage
  • Natural Disaster & Political Risk Evacuation Coverage

Call On-Call International at (866) 525-1956