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Information for Newly Admitted Students

On our website you can find information and answers to your questions about student health and wellness at Mills College.

Health Programs FAQ

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. Alternate coverage guidelines/ waiver guidelines are here. Find out about enrolling/waiving health insurance here.

Rates and Billing

To learn more about rates for student health insurance, click here and to learn how billing works, click here.

International Students Health Insurance

All international students must enroll in our international student health plan through GeoBlue. For more information including rates and billing, please see here.

Student Health Resources

Flu precautions and infection control protocols
Find out more here.

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 who provide services (CPM 117) Monday through Friday during the academic year. Find out more about it here.

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. Find out more here.

Sexual Violence and 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 here.

Community Health Resources

We have an on-campus Community Health Resource Center, which you can find out about here. To use your health insurance in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can find out more here.


Judi Pierce
Manager, Wellness and Community Outreach
Division of Student Life, Mills College
phone: 510.430.2260


Information for Newly Admitted Students

Student Health Center

Counseling & Psychological Services

Student Health Insurance

Vaccinations and TB Screening

Community Health Resources

Wellness Information and Education

Title IX

Contact Information

Wellness & Community Outreach
Cowell Building

P: 510.430.2260
F: 510.430.3235

Student Health Center
(for appointments, nurse advice, or to return a call)

P: 510.671.3985

Last Updated: 8/7/17