Health Insurance & Immunizations 

Required Immunizations

All new graduate students must be up to date with required vaccines and must complete the health information and immunization forms (HIIF) available in your Student Health Portal.

To access your portal and complete the process, please visit the Deacon Health page.  Click on New Students in the top menu and then Immunization Requirements, then follow Steps to Upload your HIIF Documentation. Please complete by July 1st! If you are admitted after July 1, please complete within two weeks of submitting your deposit. IMPORTANT: If Deacon Health does not have your completed health and immunization form, you will not be permitted to attend classes!

QUESTIONS: Contact Deacon Health

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 during the Open Enrollment period from July 1 to August 15. 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. 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 page.

PLAN DETAILS: For complete plan provisions, please visit:

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