Health and Wellness
All registered students are eligible to use the Student Wellness Services, including the Student Health Center, Counseling Center, and Occupational Therapy. The centers are open Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (except Wednesday when they open at 9:00am); appointments from 12:00 to 1:00pm are not given. Closed on Institute Holidays.
Health Services appointments can be scheduled by calling 626-395-6393 or through the Student Health Portal.
After Hours Services
Refer to the Student Wellness Services website for more information on after hours emergency contacts and services.
Students who are injured or became ill as part of a Caltech work-related activity may be eligible for Workers' Compensation, which is handled through the Disability and Leave Administration Unit in Human Resources, a process that is separate from the standard student medical insurance. For any on-the-job injury other than that requiring simple first aid, the affected student should contact Security, and notify their supervisor (advisor), who should contact the the Workers' Compensation Specialist (x4577) immediately.
Pregnancy and Bonding Leave
Questions regarding the pregnancy leave or bonding leave should be referred to the Graduate Studies Office.
All full-time enrolled Caltech graduate students are eligible to participate in the student health care benefit plan. The student health plan is currently managed by United HealthCare (UHC) for medical insurance and Delta Dental for dental insurance. All graduate students are required to have health insurance and most elect to use the Caltech plan. Students may choose to use a different plan if their insurance meets the waiver requirements. Students that are working or traveling abroad are covered, but should read the coverage information and discuss this with the Benefits Office if they have any questions. For details on the medical and dental highlights, the plan contacts, and enrollment/waiver requirements, please refer to the Benefits website.
Students selecting the plans pay a portion of the premium, which is billed three times during the academic year to their Bursar account. The premium is subsidized by the Institute and the students are asked to pay a modest portion.
For current student rates, please see the Benefits website.
Dependent Health Care
For an additional charge, you may also enroll your dependents in the Caltech health plan. The Graduate Studies Office will provide reimbursement of dependent health care costs regardless of the plan selected, up to $140 per month per dependent. Students should apply by submitting a request for reimbursement and copies of bills or proof of payment to the Graduate Studies Office.