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Health insurance is required of all on-campus nursing students enrolled in a minimum of 5 credit per term. Aetna Student Health is OHSU's new insurance provider. OHSU will automatically charge you for health insurance UNLESS YOU FILL OUT the Medical Insurance Waiver form proving you have your own applicable insurance policy.  If you apply for the waiver you must have a qualifying group insurance plan that meets the minimum requirements offered by the OHSU Student Insurance plan. Please be sure to meet the Waiver deadline for your particular program. The waiver is always due by the last working day of the month before the month in which your fall term starts. For example: if your fall term begins with any day in August you must turn in your waiver prior to the end of July. For a September start date it must be in by the end of August.  Insurance waiver requests are subject to approval by OHSU. 

Note: Students in the RNBS Degree Program for nurses are no longer eligible for any medical insurance through OHSU.

1.  All Waiver applications will be filled out on-line. You can find the on-line waiver here under the Medical Plan (A reminder: All waivers for New Students are due no later than the last day of the month, the month prior to the start of your Program. For Continuing Students: all waivers are due no later than the last day of the month, the month prior to the start of your Fall Term.
2.  Enrollment of all dependants will be handled by Aetna Student Health. To enroll spouses, domestic partners, or dependants you must fill out the on-line enrollment form on the Aetna Student Health website. Dependant enrollment is significantly different than past years. Not only will you be required to enroll your spouses, domestic partners and dependants on-line, you will be responsible for their individual premium payment. That payment will be remitted directly to Aetna Student Health by you. Spouses, domestic partners and dependant fees will NO longer be applied to OHSU student accounts. If you currently have spouses, domestic partners, or dependants enrolled with ODS you will need to re-enroll them on-line no later than the first day of them month in which your fall term begins. Local students (within 50 miles of the OHSU Portland Campus) who enroll adult dependents will still have that dependant's student health fee applied to their student account, however premiums will go directly to Aetna Student Health. To enroll dependants

More information will follow regarding Aetna Student Health in the next few days/weeks. If you have any questions at all please call Aetna Student Health at 877 261-8409 or call the Student Health Service at 503 494-8665 or via email at

Please return Medical Insurance Waiver form to:
OHSU Student Health Service
Mail Code: L587
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-8665
FAX: 503 494-2958

OHSU Student Health Service