Dental Benefits: For Students Enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan

Students enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan—whether at the Gold or Platinum levels—have access to covered preventive dental services and specially discounted rates for other dental needs through ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry.

The Gold level includes:

  • One routine examination per plan year
  • X-rays as needed and with the routine examination
  • One dental cleaning (prophylaxis) per plan year
  • Evaluation of emergency dental conditions and emergency pain relief
  • A $20 copay per visit
  • A 10% discount on additional services

The Platinum level includes:

  • One routine examination per plan year
  • X-rays as needed and with the routine examination
  • One dental cleaning (prophylaxis) per plan year
  • Evaluation of emergency dental conditions and emergency pain relief
  • A $10 copay per visit
  • A 25% discount on additional services

Students in the Gold level may enroll in the Columbia Student Dental Plan for $180 per plan year and receive additional preventive services and discounts. (Students in the Platinum level are not encouraged to purchase the Columbia Student Dental Plan because additional savings may be minimal.)

These dental benefits are operated by ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry and are not underwritten by Aetna or administered by Aetna Student Health.

About ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry

ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry offers:

- Care provided by faculty and fellows of Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine
- Convenient locations near the Morningside and Health Science campuses
- Comprehensive care including all specialty services
- No claim forms to complete
- No requirement to choose a primary care dentist

Locations for dental care are:

Morningside Heights
1244 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-1266

Vanderbilt Clinic
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-6100

ColumbiaStudentDentalPlan@cumc.columbia.edu
 

Dental Benefits: For Students Not Enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan


Students not enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan may enroll in the Columbia Student Dental Plan offered by ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry for $180 per plan year. The Columbia Student Dental Plan includes:

  • Two routine examinations per plan year
  • X-rays as needed and with the routine examinations
  • Two dental cleanings (prophylaxis) per plan year
  • Evaluation of emergency dental conditions and emergency pain relief
  • No copay for preventive visit
  • A 25% discount on additional services

These dental benefits are operated by ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry and are not underwritten by Aetna or administered by Aetna Student Health.

About ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry

ColumbiaDoctors Dentistry offers:

  • Care provided by faculty and fellows of Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine
  • Convenient locations near the Morningside and Health Science campuses
  • Comprehensive care including all specialty services
  • No claim forms to complete
  • No requirement to choose a primary care dentist

Locations for dental care are:

Morningside Heights
1244 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-1266

Vanderbilt Clinic
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-6100

ColumbiaStudentDentalPlan@cumc.columbia.edu

Vision Discounts

Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program

Available to all students enrolled in the Gold or Platinum levels of the Student Health Insurance plans. Enrollment in the insurance plans provides access to discounted prices for many eye care products, including sunglasses, contact lenses, non-prescription sunglasses, contact lens solutions and other eye care accessories. Plus, you can receive discounts on LASIK surgery (the laser vision correction procedure). A listing of participating providers is available through the "DocFind©" feature at www.aetnastudenthealth.com/columbiadirect.html.

The Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program providers closest to the Morningside Campus are:

  • Columbia Opticians, Inc. 1246 Amsterdam (at 121st Street)
    (212) 316-2020
  • LensCrafters 2770 Broadway (between 106th and 107th Streets)
    (212) 678-0530

 

Last updated October 13, 2016