Dental and Vision Benefits

Coverage for dental and vision services is available through the following options:

Students enrolled in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan—either plan—have access to covered preventive dental services and specially discounted rates for other dental needs through Columbia Doctors Dentistry.

The 90 Plan 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 percent discount off self-pay fees on additional services

The 100 Plan 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 percent discount off self-pay fees on additional services

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

Locations

Aetna Student Health is offering a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan to Columbia University students and their eligible dependents for the 2018-19 academic year.  Enrollment in this voluntary dental plan is open to all registered students and their eligible dependents.

Fall Open Enrollment: July 15, 2018 - September 30, 2018 - Enroll Online

Fall Coverage Dates: August 15, 2018 - December 31, 2018

*Fall enrollment automatically carries forward for the full academic year

 

Spring Open Enrollment (new students only): December 15, 2018 - February 15, 2019

Spring Coverage Dates (new students only): January 1, 2019 - August 14, 2019

 

To learn more about the plan benefits, coverage, and to enroll in the voluntary Student Dental PPO plan please visit the Aetna Student Health website.

The Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program is available to all students enrolled in either plan level of the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan, which 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, students can receive discounts on LASIK surgery, the laser vision correction procedure. A listing of participating providers is available through the Aetna DocFind© feature.

Providers closest to the Morningside campus are: