Health Insurance Requirements and Resources
Guilford College requires all full-time traditional undergraduate and international students to be covered by medical insurance that provides coverage in the Greensboro area. We want students to be protected against unexpected high medical costs as well as have access to quality care. Please be aware that many out-of-state insurance plans may not offer adequate coverage in the Greensboro area.
Students should provide proof of insurance by including a front/back copy of their insurance card with their Immunization Form-Report of Medical History. In addition, students should always have a copy of their insurance card with them.
Guilford College does not offer a student insurance policy and students who are not covered under a parent/employer-sponsored policy or another comparable policy are directed to obtain an insurance policy through the ACA Marketplace. Students who are eligible for insurance in the ACA Marketplace may have access to health insurance through several means. All plans should meet the minimum standards as required by the Affordable Care Act. Acceptable insurance plans may include coverage as a dependent on a parent or partner’s insurance plan. This may include your coverage in an employer-sponsored plan, state marketplace plan or other insurance plans. More information about eligibility in your state may be found at the Affordable Care Act Marketplace.
Students who may need assistance with a temporary “bridge” plan until the next ACA open enrollment period may also consult independent insurers. Additional information about a “bridge” plan may be found at http://www.associatedinsuranceplans.com/USPlans/. This is not a Guilford College endorsed plan but does provide options for students to consider. Note these plans are only meant to bridge coverage until the student can enroll in an ACA compliant plan during the open enrollment period and are not meant as a means of long term coverage.
International students must either provide proof of acceptable insurance or enroll in the student insurance policy that provides coverage in this area. If you are an international student and have questions about your eligibility for international insurance or requirements, please contact Daniel Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This requirement does not apply to Continuing Education (CE) or Early College (ECG) students.
Student Medical Care: Eagle Physicians
Guilford College partners with Eagle Physicians, a medical practice located adjacent to campus to provide quality evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury to currently enrolled students. Student office visits are free of charge for most common illnesses. A list of covered complaints is here. There are charges for physicals, management of chronic diseases, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD or any non-contracted procedure.
Students may be seen at Eagle for any of the contracted services, regardless of their medical insurance provider; however, students assume responsibility for all costs associated with health care not covered by our contract with Eagle Physicians.
Any charges incurred from referrals to an outside provider are the responsibility of the student. Most outside practices require students to provide verification of insurance prior to scheduling an appointment.
Students may be seen at either of Eagle at Guilford College locations:
Eagle Family Medicine @ Guilford College
1210 New Garden Road
Greensboro NC 27410
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An appointment is preferred unless you have serious or acute illness/symptoms. It is important that you identify yourself as a Guilford College student if you call for an appointment.
Eagle Walk-In Clinic
5701 W. Friendly Ave
Greensboro NC 27410
Hours: No appointment needed! Weekdays 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
You will need to take your Guilford College Student ID and your medical insurance card with you when you go.
If you have questions, please contact Student Health Services at 336.316.2163 or email@example.com.