Health insurance is not required to access care at the Student Health Center. Your health fee funds medical and mental health visits. The health fee does cover wellness related visits, health screenings, TB skin testing, urgent care visits and more. However, the health fee does not cover specialized health services such as orthopedics, etc. All registered Cypress College students are entitled to utilize the services offered through the Student Health Center for free or very minimal cost.
Health insurance plans provide necessary additional medical and mental health coverage beyond what is offered through Cypress College Student Health Services. Learn about your health insurance options below and get covered. Having health insurance will provide you peace of mind and financial security so you can remain healthy and focus on earning a college degree.
Parent’s Plan Until Age 26
Young adults can now stay on a parent’s health insurance plan until age 26. They are eligible to join and remain on a parent’s plan even if they are financially independent from their parents, do not live with their parents, are married, or are eligible for insurance through their employer. Students often prefer to stay on their parent’s insurance plan because it may have more benefits or be a lower cost.
Student Health Insurance Options
Health Insurance Marketplace (National Marketplace)
Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid)
CalOptima (Orange County)
Covered California (California’s Marketplace)
Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program funded by the State of California and federal government. This program offers free or low-cost health coverage for children, pregnant women and families of low-income. Former foster youth can stay on Medi-Cal until age 26 regardless of income. On January 1, 2014, California expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults with no children. Students with limited income and resources may now qualify for low-cost or no-cost health coverage through Medi-Cal. Enrollment is available year-round. Click here to learn more about Medi-Cal.
3 Ways to Apply for Medi-Cal
About Covered California
Covered California is the online marketplace where California residents can shop for and compare quality health insurance plans and choose the one that works best for their health needs and budget. Based on income and family size, many students may qualify for financial assistance. This means that the government will pay for a portion of the student’s health insurance premiums directly to the insurance company every month. Students will get help paying for their premiums immediately, instead of having to wait until they file taxes.
The open enrollment period to apply and sign up for a Covered California health insurance plan happens once a year. After the open enrollment period ends, you are only permitted to enroll in a Covered California health plan if you have a qualifying life event, such as losing your health coverage, getting married, moving outside your plan’s coverage area, having a baby and turning 26. Please view qualification for Special Enrollment.
Ways to Apply & Enroll in Covered California
- Online at CoveredCA.com. Create an account to start your application or log in to renew, change or update your current health plan.
- By phone at 1 (800) 300-1506. A customer service representative will help you fill out an application, review your choices, and enroll in coverage. Please view for help by phone in other languages.