Student Affairs

Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

All students will have the ability to join the Kaiser Permanente Student Health Plan beginning July 1st. Kaiser Permanente is one of the leading health care providers in California. You will be able to choose a personal primary care physician and have access to high-quality care and online health and wellness services. Additionally, Kaiser has facilities near our campus. You will be able to enjoy competitive premiums that are available to the students of Whittier Law School. This HMO plan provides comprehensive and continuous coverage that lasts year round. The plan is not just for you, but also for your dependents. For an additional cost, you can cover a spouse, registered domestic partner, and/or your children.

All students must enroll in the Kaiser Permanente Student Health Plan, unless they can show proof of other health insurance coverage that they will maintain. If that is the case, it will be necessary for you to opt out of the Plan. If you are enrolled in the plan, you will receive a separate bill from the carrier. It is included in your cost of living calculations (student coverage only).

Enrollment in the Kaiser Student Plan is easy. The following is the link to either enroll or waive coverage:
https://studentnet.kp.org/wps/portal/CoBrandedHome?univ=wclw

Also available to Whittier Law School students is a comprehensive Dental Plan insured by Dental Health Services and administered by Dental Club One. Now you can maintain your oral health with a high-quality plan at an affordable price.

The Dental Plan is voluntary and may be added by visiting: http://www.dentalclubone.com/whittiercollege.aspx

Should you or your dependents have questions, please contact Intercare’s Member Service Center at (866) 999-8442. The student call center is available from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., PST (Monday – Friday).

ABA Law Student Division: Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan

All Law Student Division Members of the ABA enrolled in law school for a minimum of eight credit hours at an ABA-approved law school are eligible to enroll in Plan I (Preferred Provider) or Plan II. Eligible Dependents and Sole Domestic Partners of students enrolled in the plan may also participate in the plan.

Coverage is effective on the date your premium and application are received by the insurance company. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements you will be accepted in the plan. There are no health questions. Your cancelled check or charge authorization is your receipt of premium payment. An I.D. card will be sent to you as confirmation of payment as well.

NOTE: You can continue the ABA/LSD Student Health and Accident Insurance Plan for up to one full year after your graduation date from law school, provided there is no break in coverage.

To enroll, visit https://www.uhcsr.com/aba. To request an enrollment packet, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 1-800-505-5450.

Student Health & Wellness Center at Whittier College

Regardless of insurance carrier, all currently enrolled Whittier Law School students may obtain health services at the Whittier College Student Health & Wellness Center (the undergraduate institution in Whittier, California). There is an initial health fee charge of $60.00/semester that needs to be paid on the first visit. There are additional supplemental fees that may be assessed at each visit, such as Rx medications, lab testing, some procedures, vaccinations, and TB skin tests. We can charge those fees to your student account, or you will need to pay out-of-pocket at the time of the visit. We accept cash, checks and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and American Express). Please be prepared to show your student ID at each visit.

Health Center hours during the academic year are as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m..
Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Providers’ hours during academic year (excludes summer) (providers are Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners):

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (urgent nurse-run walk-in clinic only) – no appointment
Monday: 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Health Center will be staffed by an RN and/or an LVN during the summer. The providers (MD, PA, NP) will be off in the summer and will return two weeks before the new semester starts (mid-August). The Health Center will be open to assist students with health clearance issues for incoming students and make sure that all current students are up-to-date on all of their health requirements.

Sample of services provided by the Health Center

  • Flu shots, all immunizations and TB Skin testing
  • Treatment of illness and injuries
  • Laboratory testing
  • Gynecological exams (Pap Smear, Colposcopy, pelvic exam)
  • Health, nutrition education and consultation
  • Sexual health (STD testing for men and women, free condoms, emergency contraception)
  • Travel consults and some travel immunizations
  • Sports, travel and regular physicals
  • Rx and over-the-counter medications, including birth control pills
  • Referrals to specialists or local off-campus radiographic services when needs cannot be addressed on campus, such as X-ray, Ultrasound, etc.
  • Massage Therapy offered twice a month for $50.00 for one hour and $25.00 for one-half hour massage (this service is also available for staff and faculty)
  • A Nutritionist is available monthly to discuss your nutritional concerns at NO CHARGE
  • Facials are available monthly for $50.00 for one hour facial (this service is also available to staff and faculty)

Appointments are required, except during the urgent care walk-in clinic on Monday mornings. Please call the Health Center at 562-464-4548 to schedule an appointment, or schedule an appointment with a provider on-line. Click on link and follow prompts:

http://www.whittier.edu/Students/HealthAndWellness/HealthCenter/ScheduleAppointment.aspx

The Health Center is located on the Whittier College campus at:

Whittier College Student Health & Wellness Center
Hamilton House
13612 E. Philadelphia Street
Whittier, California 90608
Tel: 562-464-4548
Fax: 562-464-4511

For more information, please check out the Health Center’s website link at:
http://www.whittier.edu/Students/HealthandWellness/HealthCenter/default.aspx