Dental and Vision Benefits

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

Dental Benefits

Students enrolled in the Columbia Plan have access to covered preventive dental services and specially discounted rates for other dental needs through Columbia Doctors Dentistry.

The Columbia 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

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 2019-20 academic year.  Enrollment in this voluntary dental plan is open to all registered students and their eligible dependents.

  • Fall Open Enrollment: Deadline to enroll September 30, 2020
    • Coverage Dates: August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020

How to enroll:

Enrollment is closed for the Fall 2019 term.

 

Premium:

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.

For customer service assistance with the voluntary dental plan please call 877-238-6200 and reference Policy Number 696730.

 

Vision Benefits

The Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program is available to all students enrolled in the Columbia 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:

Aetna Student Health is offering a Vision Preferred plan to Columbia University students and their eligible dependents for the 2019-20 academic year.  Enrollment in this voluntary Vision plan is open to all registered students and their eligible dependents.

  • Fall Open Enrollment: Deadline to enroll - September 30, 2020 
    • Coverage Dates: August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020

How to Enroll:

Enrollment is closed for the Fall 2019 term.

 

Premium:

To learn more about the plan benefits, coverage, and to enroll in the Aetna Vision Preferred Plan please visit the Aetna Student Health website.

For customer service assistance with the voluntary vision plan please call 877-973-3238 and reference Group ID 1022457.