Health Care & Insurance

Virginia Tech students may purchase Aetna health insurance coverage through the university. Non-VT students must make arrangements with their home universities or obtain private coverage. Please note that students with J-1 visas must have health insurance in effect at all times!

You may learn more about VT student medical insurance on the Controller’s Office website or apply directly for a plan at Graduate assistants should choose the “graduate student subsidy plan” option when applying for insurance through Aetna. See for more information on assistantship health benefits.

If you have medical questions and would like to contact the VT Schiffert Health Center, please call (540) 231-6444 or send an e-mail to Be aware that the Health Center cannot provide medical advice via e-mail. Another important note: WAAC graduate students are off-campus students, and as such, do not need to fill out an immunization history form prior to enrollment.