Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is NOT required to use Health Services at Bowdoin but is needed for care or service off-campus. Therefore, Bowdoin College requires ALL students, including those studying away at an approved Off Campus Study Program, carry adequate health insurance coverage. 

At the beginning of each academic year, students are enrolled on the college-sponsored health plan until a waiver request has been approved. Please keep in mind not all requests for waivers are approved. 

Some examples of plans that might not be approved:

  • out-of-state Medicaid plans,
  • certain Exchange/Marketplace plans,
  • HMOs,
  • international plans that are not embassy-sponsored or based in the United States, and
  • other plan types that restrict access to services in Brunswick, Maine, and the surrounding areas.