Insurance and Waiver Form Information

Student Health Insurance FAQ’s

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Information (Please Read)

For all students, good health is essential to achieving educational goals. Because maintaining good health requires access to health care when you need it, Xavier University of Louisiana Student Health Insurance is Mandatory for all Undergraduate students.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance plan must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date of which coverage is purchased. Home study, correspondence, and online courses do not fulfill the Eligibility requirements that the student actively attend classes. The insurance Company maintains its right to investigate Eligibility or student status and attendance records to verify that the requirements have not been met.

Xavier University Student Health Insurance brochure may be viewed here: United Healthcare Student Resource policy

United Healthcare Student Resources self-service features at your fingertips: Create an Account and find your school's plan @

Dependents: Eligible students who do enroll may also insure their Dependents. Eligible Dependents are the student's spouse, dependent children or grandchild (who is in the legal custody of and residing with the eligible student)

Graduate students are eligible to enroll in this insurance plan - please Create an Account and complete the Graduate Student Direct Pay Enroll application @

Exception: The Physician Assistant Program requires their students to be automatically enrolled in the school-sponsored student insurance and they are required to complete a waiver form @ during the waiver period.

Study Abroad students: If you are insured with the student insurance plan you are eligible for UnitedHealthcare Global Emergency Services. (Refer to your certificate of coverage) It is the recommendation of Student Health Services that students studying abroad purchase international health/travel insurance.

International Students & Scholars: Students and Scholars holding an F1 or J1 Visa - refer to the Exchange Visitor Program regulations [22 CFR 62.14] or visit Xavier University of Louisiana Center for Intercultural and International Programs website @ www.

Student Health Insurance Waiver: Students with insurance that provides coverage in the New Orleans area for both physician office visit as well as the emergency room may waive the University Student Health plan. This waiver requirement must be met each year during the Fall semester or in the Spring for students enrolling for the first time in January during the open waiver period. (see web site for open waiver dates) Failure to complete the on-line waiver form @ will result in the student's automatic enrollment in the University Student Health plan and the premium charged to the student's account. All charges are final.


Contact Us

Office of Student Health Services

St. Joseph Academic & Health Resource Center

Building #13, Room 217

Office: 504-520-7396

Fax: 504-520-7962

​Mailing Address

​1 Drexel Drive
P.O. Box 36
New Orleans, LA 70125

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM 

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Closed for Lunch