Student Health Insurance
Keystone College expects all full-time students to carry personal health insurance. All College Athletes and International Students are required to provide proof of their health insurance coverage. International students can contact International Student Services for assistance at 1-(570) 945-8252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buying Your Own Health Insurance Coverage
At this point in your college career, you probably haven’t given much thought to health insurance, but even if you’re still on your parents’ plan, you won’t be forever. Now is the time to start learning about your options so you are prepared to make the best decision for your health when the time comes.
Health Insurance Options for the Uninsured
Multiple services are available to assist in acquiring the insurance policy best suited to the students’ needs. Students that do not have Health Insurance are encouraged to visit these helpful sites:
Student Health Insurance Policy
Maintaining personal health is vital to success as a college student. Keystone College expects all full-time students to carry personal health insurance. Effective August 22, 2015, Keystone College no longer sponsors a student health insurance plan. Multiple websites and services are available to assist in acquiring the insurance policy best suited to the students’ needs and can be found on the Student Counseling and Well-Being Center web page.
All College Athletes must maintain active medical insurance during their athletic season to be eligible to participate in practice and competition. Proof of health insurance will be collected at the beginning of each athletic season (Fall, Winter and Spring).
International Students must provide proof of health insurance coverage that has benefits that will cover them in United States and locally to Keystone College at the beginning of every academic year.
Keystone has partnered with Geisinger Health System and the Wright Center for Community Health. Students needing health assistance during normal business hours will have the option of being transported free of charge to either the Geisinger Care Works or the Wright Center for Primary Care, each in nearby Clarks Summit. For medical emergencies and for situations occurring after business hours, ambulance service to local hospital emergency rooms will be available.
Should laboratory or radiology testing, referrals or prescriptions be needed, the staff will do its best to help the student chose an in-network provider, but it is ultimately of the responsibility of the student to comply with insurance requirements. In the event laboratory/radiology testing, prescriptions or referral to other community providers would be ordered, all medical bills are the responsibility of the students for private payment and/or insurance coverage. Keystone College is not responsible for any medical bills incurred from services rendered at private physicians/specialists, outpatient services or hospitals.