Health Services

Fall (Aug-Dec)

Spring/Summer (Jan-July)


Bird Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.7640 tel
828.227.7400 fax

Student Health Insurance

Academic Year 2014 – 2015

In August 2009, the UNC Board of Governors approved the implementation of a "hard waiver" student health insurance plan on all sixteen 4-year campuses beginning in fall 2010. The term "hard waiver" means any student meeting three specific criteria is required to show evidence of an existing "creditable coverage" health insurance policy OR enroll in the UNC System Health Insurance Plan.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC will offer the Student Blue product again this year as the plan for the UNC System.

Students attending WCU are required to show proof of valid medical insurance coverage or must enroll in the mandatory UNC System health plan.

Requirements are:
• enrolled in a degree-seeking program, AND
• enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours, AND
• eligible to pay the campus student health fee

The waiver period for Fall 2014 semester will be open from April 8, 2014 through September 10, 2014.

If you have other health insurance and would like to waive the mandatory UNC system health plan, please visit HOW TO WAIVE and follow the instructions on that website.

If you would like to enroll in the StudentBlue plan please visit HOW TO ENROLL.

For more information regarding benefits, enrollment and the Student Blue policy please go to

For more information please call health services 828-227-7640 or email

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