Since partnering with Hendricks Regional Health almost five 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.

DePauw requires all students to provide proof of primary health insurance. The option to provide this documentation begins May 1, 2020.

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 4, 2020 at 11:59 P.M.; if you fail to do so, you will be enrolled automatically in the university’s plan.

The portal to waive insurance will open May 1 and will be located at  If you waive the University insurance, the charge for the insurance will be removed prior to your September 2020 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.

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 The 2020-2021 insurance plan premium for domestic students is $1,786.  If you want to purchase this insurance, you can enroll online at

International students will continue to be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan offered by DePauw University.  The brochure can be viewed at The 2020-2021 insurance plan premium will $1,445 (Aug. 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021).

Students participating on an intercollegiate athletics team will need to have personal insurance coverage that covers athletically related injuries.  Students can purchase additional athletics insurance coverage through EIIA if their personal insurance lacks the appropriate coverage; the brochure can be viewed at  The 2020-2021 athletics insurance plan premium is $800 (August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021).

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

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