Health Insurance & Immunizations 

Required Student Health Insurance

Wake Forest University requires health insurance as a condition of enrollment for full-time, degree-seeking domestic graduate students, and all international students with F or J visas. Students who demonstrate comparable coverage may waive the insurance provided by WFU. Information on the waiver process can be found on the Enrollment, Verifications & Waivers page.

All students are REQUIRED to TAKE ACTION – either (1) Enroll in the WFU health insurance plan or (2) Provide proof of coverage and request a waiver by the deadline prior to the start of the program. All students will need to create a Student Blue account in order to request enrollment or waiver. Please visit during the Open Enrollment period to take action. Visit the Student Insurance Information page at for more information on completing the enrollment or waiver process. You will need your student I.D. number, which will be included in the letter from the I.T. Department. Please note that this process is repeated each semester and must be completed by the given deadline in order for your tuition bill to be accurate prior to financial aid being posted.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: International students with F or J visas will not have the option to waive from the Student Blue plan unless they are covered by a plan reviewed and approved by the University based on the minimum criteria. Check the criteria to waive coverage. Additionally, the plan must be provided by a company licensed to do business in the U.S. with (a) a U.S. claim payment office, (b) a U.S. telephone number, and (c) plan literature available in English.

COST: The annual cost of coverage is based on the age of the student. For complete details, visit the Student Insurance Program Facts page.

PLAN DETAILS: For complete plan provisions, please visit:

QUESTIONS: Contact our Student Insurance Program staff at or (336) 758-4247.

Required Immunizations

Health and Immunization Forms are REQUIRED for all incoming students. Complete and mail the University Health & Immunization form by July 1! If your immunization record is already on file with the University Health Services Office, you need only submit pages 1-3 of the form. If you are admitted after July 1, please complete and mail within two weeks of submitting your deposit. IMPORTANT: If Student Health Services does not have your completed health and immunization form, you will not be permitted to attend classes!

QUESTIONS: Contact Student Health Services