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Info for Newly Admitted Students

Student Health Insurance Requirements

All Mills students must carry health insurance or public coverage (such as Medi-Cal or Medicare) that meets the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act. 

Enrolling in or Waiving Coverage 

All students who are eligible for health insurance must enroll in or waive coverage once a year, every summer during open enrollment. Learn more about how to enroll in or waive health insurance coverage

Rates & Billing

To learn more about rates for student health insurance, visit our page on Student Health plans.  

Health Insurance for International Students

All international students must enroll in our Mills Student Health Insurance Plan. For more information including rates and billing, please see Healthcare for International Students

Student Health Resources

Vera Whole Health Center 

All students are encouraged to use the on-campus Vera Whole Health Center. The health center is staffed by physicians, a licensed vocational nurse, a health coach, and a receptionist from Vera Whole Health. Services are available in the Cowell Building,  Monday through Friday, during the academic year.

Flu Precautions

We've compiled helpful information about the flu from prevention to symptoms. Visit our flu information page


Mills College does not require students to demonstrate specific vaccination coverage but recommends that all students—and particularly those of traditional college age—are current on all vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control

Sexual Violence & Misconduct

Mills College does not tolerate sexual violence or harassment. For more information about the Mills Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy, help, reporting, and resources, see our Title IX Compliance page.

Community Health Resources

We have an on-campus Community Health Resource Center and have compiled resources to help you manage your health needs or use your health insurance in the San Francisco Bay Area.