Einstein Student Health Plan
The Albert Einstein
College of Medicine requires that all students have basic health
insurance. In order to fulfill this requirement, the University
provides all students with single coverage in the Einstein Student Health Plan
which is administered by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and is an Exclusive
Provider Organization (EPO) plan. If applicable, the cost of this
coverage is listed as a separate item on your tuition bill. At the
beginning of each academic year (July 1), you have the option to request a
waiver of the University-provided health insurance if you have health insurance
through another source (e.g., your parents, or employed spouse) and that
coverage is comparable and meets all the conditions outlined on the waiver
form. If your health insurance is comparable, your University-provided
health insurance can be waived for that
If you are enrolled in the
Einstein Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences, you are provided with
single health insurance at no cost in the Einstein Student Plan as part of your
enrollment in the program.
FAQ Accessing Health Care on my health care plan
- How do I access and physical health care services on my health care plan?
Students who are covered by Empire BlueCross/BlueShield Health Insurance can find a medical provider can call Empire Member Services at 800-342-9816 or log onto www.empireblue.com.
- How do I access mental health care services?
Behavioral health issues
can affect your life just as significantly as a physical illness or an
injury. Your emotional wellness is important. If
you are enrolled in the Einstein Student Health Plan you have easy
access to behavioral health providers who participate in Empire’s Behavioral
Health Network. You also have access to providers who participate
in the Montefiore Behavioral Health Network. You can choose from a wide
variety of providers and facilities that participate in either network giving you
the access you need when you need it.
If you are enrolled in the Einstein Student Health Plan, you can
locate a provider who participates in
Empire’s Behavioral Health Network by going to www.empireblue.com, clicking on Find a
Doctor, then clicking on In Empire’s local area behavioral health
network. You can also call Empire’s Member Services at
If you are a medical student, MD/PhD or graduate student you also
have access to an expanded network of behavioral health providers. You
can access providers in the Montefiore Behavioral Health panel in addition to
providers in the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Behavioral Health Network.
You are encouraged to contact OASC for referral information and for a list of the
providers who participate in the Montefiore network.
If you are not enrolled in the Einstein Student Health Plan and
need to access behavioral health services, you should consult with your
insurance carrier to determine providers that participate with your
insurance. The OASC is available
to assist you should the need arise.
- What if I would like I like to use services that are not available on the Montefiore Panel of Behavioral Health Providers?
Please feel free to come to OASC for referral information. You also have the option to chose from three counseling clinics in the neighborhood. These clinics counseling offer services for Einstein students and the community at large. For more resources, click on "Helplines and Hotlines" for a list of mental health resources, i.e, helplines, support groups, and information.
Urgent Care Services
Montefiore Medical Group has an urgent care facility that accepts the Einstein student health insurance.
Montefiore UrgentCare provides high quality care for non-life threatening illness orinjuries. Co-located at the Bronx East Montefiore Medical Group practice at 2300 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx, Montefiore UrgentCare is open 7 days a week, including most holidays to provide prompt,medical attention.
Montefiore Urgent Care provides medical care when your primary doctor is unavailable. We offer walk-in medical treatment with a wide range of on-site services like x-rays, EKG and laboratory tests.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday and most holidays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.