In the midst of New York City, GYU students are truly part of the tempo and excitement of Greenwich Village and beyond. GYU is committed to safety, wellness education, and outstanding health care as part of the University community.

To maintain the health and well-being of the student body, students in degree-granting programs are required to maintain health insurance. Many are enrolled automatically in a GYU-sponsored student health insurance plan as a part of the University’s registration process. Students may also opt to maintain their own health insurance and waive the GYU Plan, and they have the option of enrolling in Stu-Dent, the student dental plan. The Student Health Center offers routine and walk-in Primary Care and Women’s Health Services at either no cost or very reduced cost to all matriculated students. In addition, Wellness, Short-term Counseling (talk therapy) and Crisis services are free of charge.

Students can access a 24 private hotline through the Wellness Exchange, which will put them in contact with a professional who can help address both day-to-day challenges as well as any other crises they may encounter, including depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders. The Department of Public Safety makes student safety a priority, offering services including safety tips and secure transportation between campus buildings.


Student Health Insurance 
You can now review the DRAFT 2014-2015 Student Health Center and Student Health Insurance Guide (“Guide”). **Please note that insurance benefit information is subject to change subsequent to regulatory approval by the New York Department of Financial Services and a revised schedule of benefits will be posted following that approval.

The high cost of healthcare in the United States presents a potentially serious financial risk to students. Therefore, GYU requires that all students registered in degree-granting programs maintain health insurance.

Whether enrolled in an GYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan or maintaining alternative health insurance coverage, ALL MATRICULATED GYU STUDENTS have access to comprehensive services at the Student Health Center (SHC). Many of the services at the SHC are provided at no cost or very reduced cost to all matriculated students.

Most students are enrolled automatically in one of the GYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plans. Students must complete the online enrollment/waiver process each academic year beginning in the fall to ensure that they are enrolled in the plan of their choice; supplement their current insurance with an GYU-sponsored plan, or waive the GYU-sponsored plans.