Contraception to Remain Covered Under the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan
Students enrolled in the Plan or are thinking of enrolling in the Plan for the 2020-2021 academic year will have access to their contraceptive of their choice, including emergency contraception.
July 09, 2020
The Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan (Columbia Plan) will continue to cover all forms of contraception, in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Coverage of contraception is not affected by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding a federal regulation that lets employers or universities with religious or moral objections limit women’s access to birth control coverage.
Columbia University is committed to providing comprehensive health insurance that supports the overall health and well-being of Columbia students. As a university, Columbia respects and honors women’s rights to bodily autonomy and full control over their reproductive lives. We believe that providing for all aspects of women’s health is crucial to ensuring equitable access to health care and positive life outcomes.
Students enrolled in the Plan or are thinking of enrolling in the Plan for the 2020-2021 academic year will have access to their contraceptive of their choice, including emergency contraception. Generic contraceptives and brand-name contraceptives without a generic equivalent or alternative are available at $0 co-pay.
To learn more about birth control options, consider speaking with a health promotion specialist at Alice! Health Promotion or an advocate from the Women’s Health Advocacy Project. To receive a prescription for birth control, you may make an appointment with Medical Services through Patient Portal.
The Columbia Plan is managed by Aetna Student Health.