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Student Health Insurance

Make Sure Your Health Is Covered

All full-time, registered students are eligible to participate in the University's student health insurance plan. We strongly urge students to maintain health insurance coverage. If you do not have existing medical insurance, the University contracts with a hospital-affiliated medical facility to offer Student Health Insurance.

  • Residential, international, dance, and theater students, and student athletes (including cheerleading), must carry the University's student health insurance unless they have existing health insurance coverage. 

  • If you have existing health insurance coverage, a Student Health Plan Declination/Waiver Form (PDF) must be completed and submitted, along with proof of insurance, to the Office of Student Affairs, or the student will be automatically enrolled in the University's student health plan.

  • To enroll in Point Park's student health insurance plan, you must complete the enrollment form found in the student health insurance plan brochure and submit the form and payment directly to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield before the applicable enrollment deadline (see below). Billing and payment of premiums for the University's student health plan are handled directly through Highmark.

More details and applicable forms are available in the Student Health Insurance Plan Brochure (PDF). Printed brochures are available in the Student Health Center and the Office of Student Affairs.

The plan year runs from August 1 through July 31 each year; however, coverage does not begin until Highmark has received the correct payment and enrollment information.

Enrollment deadlines

Following are the dates by which you can enroll in the student health insurance plan or waive coverage:

  • Fall semester — Sept. 15
  • Spring semester — Jan. 31

For more information, contact Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield at 1-800-241-5704 or the Office of Student Affairs by email at studentaffairs@pointpark.edu or by phone at 412-392-3840.

Accident insurance for student athletes and performing artists

In order to provide optimal care to student athletes and performing artists, the University has purchased an athletic and performing arts accident insurance policy. This policy provides secondary insurance coverage for accidents incurred while participating in official University-sponsored athletic or performing arts events. Insurance coverage will not be provided for pre-existing conditions or non-athletic/performing arts-related injuries. 

Information on this coverage is available in the Athletic Training Office located on the first floor of the Student Center.