Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness

Ivy Tech Community College supports a healthy lifestyle among its students, and believes in the development of health maintenance values that will extend to the future workplace. The following describes what to do about accidents and illnesses, student health insurance, and the College's student accident insurance.

Accidents and Illnesses

Ivy Tech does not provide a health services center. Many community agencies are available to assist students seeking counseling or treatment. Students who experience illnesses should seek the advice of their family physician. If a student has an accident on College property, they should report the accident to campus security or the Office of Student Affairs. If a student suffers an accident or illness while attending classes, the student should notify the instructor. If paramedic services or hospitalization is required, the student is financially responsible.

If a student is suffering from an illness that makes it impossible for the student to attend classes, the student should contact his/her instructors.

Student Health Insurance

The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to help you find health insurance coverage specific to your needs and budget through either your state or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  You may also be eligible for a new kind of tax credit that lowers your monthly premium right away. Please visit HealthCare.gov for more information, including an online application for health insurance coverage and contact information for the Health Insurance Marketplace in your area.

Mandatory Health Insurance for International Students

Enrollment in the health insurance plan provided by Ivy Tech Community College is required for all International students and eligible dependents.  To ensure compliance with this policy, students and eligible dependents are automatically enrolled in and billed by the College for the insurance unless proof of comparable coverage is documented and a waiver is granted by the College prior to the deadline. 

The plan offers comprehensive benefits that include hospital room and board, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, labs and x-rays, chemotherapy and radiation, inpatient and outpatient mental health services, physician office visits, consultant visits, ambulance, emergency care and prescription drugs.

Preventive Care Services are available to cover routine physicals and examinations, routine screenings, routine GYN examinations, and most immunizations with no cost-sharing for a student.

Services provided will be covered at 100% of Reasonable and Customary charges up to $5,000, then 80% thereafter.

Please refer to the plan brochure available at www.gallagherkoster.com/IvyTech by clicking on 'My Benefits and Plan Information' for complete details about coverage, limitations, and exclusions.

Student Accident Insurance

For students registered in credit courses, the College provides accident insurance in a designated amount for injuries sustained while participating in College-sponsored activities. The activity must take place on College premises or on any premises designated by the College. Students are also covered while traveling to and from College-sponsored activities as a member of a group under College supervision. It is the student's responsibility to report injuries promptly to the instructor or to the Office of Student Affairs. The insurance is for a specified minimum amount of coverage. It is not intended to replace insurance coverage students may already have. Students should review their own coverage. The master insurance policy issued to Ivy Tech is on file at the central administrative office. The description of the hazards insured, benefits and exclusions is controlled by the master policy. Students with questions may contact the regional Office of Student Affairs.

Driver Authorization

For students requesting authorization to drive a College-owned vehicle.

Driver Authorization Form