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Health Insurance Waivers


  • Fall Semester - August 26
  • Spring Semester - January 27

You  must complete a waiver at the beginning of EACH academic year, by  August 26. If you are an incoming student beginning in the Spring semester, submit a waiver by  January 27. However, if you lose your alternative insurance coverage at any time, you should contact the Student Health Insurance Office immediately.

Gaps in health insurance coverage are not permitted.  Please contact the Student Health Insurance Office at (631) 632-6054, by e-mail at or visit us at East Side Dining, Room 157.


Denial Appeals Policy

The Student Services office makes the initial determination if a student’s alternative coverage is sufficient to qualify for a waiver. The determination is made on the basis of the information provided in the online waiver; however additional documentation may be requested of the student.

In the event that a waiver is not granted and a student wishes to appeal the decision, they may do so by contacting the Student Services Office: East Side Dining, Room 157,  (631) The student will be instructed on how to proceed with the appeals process.

Payment of the SUNY Stony Brook Infirmary Fee—Required
The fee covers comprehensive health services for both medical and mental health problems, for students and visiting scholars. It is not a substitute for health insurance. The Student Health Service building is the only location on campus where the mandatory health fee can be used. Medical Services that are beyond the scope of the Student Health Service can be obtained either at University Hospital Medical Center or through other medical providers in the community. However, the infirmary fee will not cover the cost of any medical services outside the Student Health Service Building. Call  (631) 632-6740 for further information.