Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, there are important improvements and changes to student health at DePauw University.

Since partnering with Hendricks Regional Health almost four years ago, we have worked to provide more access to better health care for all students. We’ve responded to requests by students to change the daily operations of the DePauw Health Wellness Center by changing hours, adding a phone receptionist and expanding our prescription medication formulary. We also have added access to nutritionists, wellness coaches and exercise physiologists for our students.

1. DePauw is pleased to announce that we have partnered with EIIA and United Healthcare to provide health insurance coverage for our students.

It is our experience that while most DePauw students are covered by a health insurance plan, some students do not have family coverage or their insurance plan has barriers to accessing care such as high deductibles, limited coverage for services received outside the health plan’s service area or an absence of participating providers in the Greencastle area.

The DePauw-United Healthcare plan offers affordable coverage that will supplement the services provided on campus through DePauw Health. The plan is underwritten by United Healthcare, claims are paid by United Healthcare and EIIA manages and services the program. The brochure can be viewed at http://www.eiia.org/institution/depauw-university. The 2019-2020 insurance plan premium for domestic students is $1,721 (Aug. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020). If you want to purchase this insurance, you can enroll online at http://www.eiia.org/institution/depauw-university

International students will continue to be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan.  The brochure can be viewed at http://www.eiia.org/institution/depauw-university. The 2019-2020 insurance plan premium is $1,455 (Aug. 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020).

2. DePauw will require all students to provide proof of primary health insurance. The option to provide this documentation begins May 1, 2019.

If you have insurance coverage individually or through one of your parents or guardians, you may choose to waive the insurance provided by DePauw University.  You must provide proof of primary insurance by September 1; if you fail to do so, you will be enrolled automatically in the university’s plan and your student account will be billed $1,721 on July 10, 2019. The portal to waive insurance will open May 1 and will be located at https://www.eiia.org/institution/depauw-university/.  If you waive the University insurance, the charge for the insurance will be removed prior to your September 2019 bill.

International students may not waive insurance provided by DePauw University unless they are currently enrolled in a plan that meets or exceeds the international student plan provided by DePauw University.  Students participating in intercollegiate athletics may have additional requirements. Student-athletes should contact your head coach or head athletics trainer, Kara Campbell, for more information.

Update:  June 12, 2019

At this time, DePauw University has decided that it cannot effectively implement its plan to bill personal health insurance for services provided in the DePauw Health Wellness Center.

To clarify, there will be no change in the level of care any student will receive in the DePauw Health Wellness Center and most services are at no cost, including reproductive health, testing for sexually transmitted diseases/infections, and SANE nurse services.  Students may be billed to their student account for some services (i.e. Plan B, birth control pills, immunizations, x-rays).

With these changes we hope to continue to improve access to health care both on and off our campus.


Information sessions

Will be coordinated by DePauw Student Government; please check this website frequently for additional information sessions.  If you are unable to attend an information session, please contact Stevie Baker-Watson (steviebaker-watson@depauw.edu) to schedule an individual meeting.  In addition, parents and guardians will be mailed information and students will receive an email in their DePauw account, and a letter in their campus mailbox, providing an overview of these improvements and changes.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 11:30am-12:20pm, Daeske Room-Hoover Hall
  • Tuesday, March 19, 4-5pm, Daeske Room-Hoover Hall
  • Monday, April 8, 11:45am-12:15pm, Lilly 2012
  • Friday, April 19, 11:45am-12:15pm, Lilly 2012
  • Thursday, April 25, 11:45am-12:15pm, Lilly 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

If you have questions about waiving or purchasing insurance, or general questions about these changes, please contact Stevie Baker-Watson, associate vice president for campus wellness, at steviebaker-watson@depauw.edu.