All full-time and qualifying part-time (6 or more credit hours) matriculated students enrolled at Skidmore College are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan for Skidmore students provided through CDPHP (Capital District Physicians Health Plan), OR provide proof of alternative insurance coverage through a comparable plan. To waive or enroll go to CDPHP – Enroll or Waive Coverage. Students enrolled in the college's insurance plan, CDPHP, will be covered under the current plan until August 31st.
Contact the Bursars Office at 518-580-5830 or firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions or if you have questions regarding health insurance. The cost to enroll in CDPHP will be charged to your student account tuition bill.
Visit the CDPHP website for helpful Skidmore student health insurance plan information including:
- Using Your CDPHP Student Health Insurance Plan (FAQ) Click link on left side of page.
- Tip Sheet for Students
- Prescription Drug Coverage
We suggest you download My CDPHP Mobile so you can access important benefit information, like your copay amounts or deductible balances; view, e-mail or fax your member ID card; locate the nearest doctor, hospital, or health care facility while on the go.
There is no charge for visits to Health Services, most medications and some laboratory services. Students (or their health insurers) are responsible for bills relating to emergency room visits, outside laboratory and x-ray tests, visits to specialists, immunizations, and certain medications.
If you have a question or an issue about a bill please address this with the appropriate provider or contact CDPHP at 518-641-3140 or toll free 1-877-269-2134 Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm.
Insurance Coverage for Intercollegiate Athletes
- Intercollegiate athletes at Skidmore are covered by a secondary insurance policy for all athletic related injuries that are not covered by CDPHP. Inquire within the Athletic Department for more information.
- Injuries incurred while participating in club or intramural athletic activities are covered by CDPHP