Health Requirements

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To protect and ensure the health of everyone in the campus community, we have established certain health requirements that allow us to do our best for you. These requirements must be met before your arrival if you wish to occupy campus housing or register for classes. It will take more time than you think to get a physical, collect your health information, and complete the required immunizations, so please get started as soon as possible.

The Health Form includes the following requirements and is due by January 15 (if you cannot get the forms prepared by this date, please email Health Services for an extension):

  • Health history
  • Physical examination
  • Immunization record
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Consent for treatment

Student Health Insurance

All full-time Bennington College students must be covered by a health insurance policy. College-sponsored insurance plans are not available. Student must provide their own insurance coverage. For more information please see our Student Health Insurance webpage. 

For international students: The IFS Secure Plus Plan is required. With the approved IFS Secure Plus Plan, most campus services will have no copays, deductibles, or coinsurance. Students must sign up for the plan by February 1 for coverage starting February 15. If policy info is not provided by February 1, the College will purchase the plan on the student’s behalf and will post the cost to the student bill with a $100 administrative fee.

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