Dental Discount 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 off self-pay fees 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 off self-pay fees 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:

Morningside Heights Campus Area
1244 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 865-8467

430 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 662-4807

Medical Center Campus Area
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-6100

100 Haven Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10032
(212) 342-0107

Midtown Area
51 West 51st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 326-8520

ColumbiaStudentDentalPlan@cumc.columbia.edu
 

Dental Discount 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:

Morningside Heights Campus Area
1244 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
(212) 865-8467

430 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 662-4807

Medical Center Campus Area
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-6100

100 Haven Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10032
(212) 342-0107

Midtown Area
51 West 51st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 326-8520

ColumbiaStudentDentalPlan@cumc.columbia.edu

The enrollment period begins August 1 and ends January 31.

Aetna Dental PPO & Savings Plan Information

Due to an administrative issue by Aetna, the voluntary Dental PPO plan was withdrawn on August 28, 2017 and is not currently available.  An updated plan is expected to become available during the fall 2017 semester.  If you had already signed up, you have or will be be receiving a call and a mailing from Aetna regarding your options and coverage.  You can also call Aetna on (800) 859-8471.

Once the Dental PPO plan is available, enrollment with a pro-rated premium will be open to Columbia University students within 3 business days.  Information on the plan will be posted here and previously enrolled students will also receive an email.

In the interim Aetna is offering the Vital Savings by Aetna® discount plan for purchase to all Columbia students.  Learn more and enroll on the Aetna website.

All enrollees for this discount plan will have the option to either retain the discount plan or purchase the Dental PPO plan when it becomes available.  If you purchase both, the Vital Savings by Aetna® discount plan premium will be refunded.  Students will receive an email to the address used to enroll.  To request a refund you may also call Aetna Student Health Customer Service on (800) 859-8471.

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.

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 September 01, 2017