Dental Discounts

For students enrolled in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, Columbia Dental Associates (CDA), offers specially discounted rates for a select group of services. CDA provides a dental discount program and offers:

  • Convenient locations near campus
  • Comprehensive care including all specialty services
  • No claims forms to complete
  • No requirement to choose a primary care dentist

Located Close to Morningside Campus

Columbia Dental Associates
1244 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd Streets)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-1266

(Map to Columbia Dental)

Services Covered By the Plan

As part of enrollment in the Student Health Insurance plan, preventative coverage will be provided to all students enrolled in the Gold and Platinum levels, with other services at a discount.  The following services are available each plan year and only require a copay for each visit:

  • One routine examination per academic year
  • X-rays as needed, and with routine exam
  • One dental cleaning (prophylaxis) per academic year
  • Evaluation of emergency dental conditions, including relief of pain

Emergency services are provided by appointment during regular office hours. Coverage does not include final treatment or restorations.

Any additional services that are not included above will be charged a discounted rate: Gold Plan - 10%   Platinum Plan - 25%. 

Gold plan members can upgrade for $180 to 2 preventive visits and the 25% discount on any additional services that are not included above.

This program is operated by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and is not underwritten by Aetna or administered by Aetna Student Health.

Specified Routine and Emergency Services

Plan NameCopay Per Visit
Gold Plan$20 copay per visit
Platinum Plan$10 copay per visit

Columbia Student Dental Plan

Students not enrolled in the Aetna student health plan can enroll directly with the College of Dental Medicine in the Columbia Student Dental Plan for $180 for the plan year.   The following services are available each plan year.  Enrollment period runs August 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 and plan is not pro-rated.  All Memberships terminate July 31, 2017.

  •   Two routine examinations per academic year
  •   X-rays as needed, and with routine exam
  •   Two dental cleanings (prophylaxis) per academic year
  •   Evaluation of emergency dental conditions, including relief of pain

Emergency services are provided by appointment during regular office hours. Coverage does not include final treatment or restorations.  Any additional services that are not included above will be charged a discounted rate of 25%.

Gold plan members can upgrade for $180 to 2 preventive visits and the 25% discount on any additional services that are not included above.

We understand this impacts some of our students and we are pleased to partner with the College of Dental Medicine to offer a preventive dental plan.

For questions regarding the Columibia Student Dental Plan please contact Columbia Dental Associates at 212-305-0763 or by e-mail at
cdp@columbia.edu (indicate it is regarding the Student Dental Plan).

Located Close to Morningside Campus

Columbia Dental Associates
1244 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd Streets)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-1266

(Map to Columbia Dental)

Vision Disounts

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 July 01, 2016