|Dental & Vision|
For students enrolled in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan, Columbia University Dental Associates, a program operated by the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, offers specially discounted rates for a select group of services. These services are not underwritten by Aetna or administered by Aetna Student Health. This discount program offers the following benefits:
Care is provided by Faculty members and fellows of the School of Dental and Oral Surgery.
For student participants in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan, the following services are available each plan year and only require a $10 copay, which is required for each visit:
Emergency services are provided by appointment during regular office hours. Coverage does not include final treatment or restorations. Any additional services that are not included above will be charged a discounted rate.
When selecting a dental services program, students and their families might consider:
All students are eligible to enroll in EITHER the Columbia Student Dental Plan OR the Aetna Advantage Dental Plan. You do not need to be enrolled in either the Student Health Service or the Aetna Student Insurance Plan to enroll in either dental plan.
Columbia Student Dental Plan
The Columbia Student Dental Plan covers x-rays, semi-annual oral examinations and prophylaxes. There is a 25% discount on non-covered services. The cost is $180 per year (8/1-7/31). Care is provided by dental fellows. Enrollment Period: 8/1-1/31. Please click for additional information, enrollment form, and patient registration forms (new members only - once enrolled, please take the registration forms to the Vanderbilt Clinic, 7th Floor).
Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage
Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage gives students the ability to select a primary care dentist (PCD) from the large Aetna Network. The participating dentists are conveniently located within the tri-state area and some offer weekend office hours. This plan provides a wide range of service options including preventative and diagnostic care with a $5 per visit copay.
The enrollment deadline is September 30, 2014 for the Fall Term (and January 30, 2015 for Spring Term students). Please note that enrollment in Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage is open to all students. You do not need to be enrolled in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan to take advantage of this plan.
To enroll in Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage, visit the Aetna Student Health website.
To locate a participating dental provider, go to Docfind.
Note: Aetna Advantage Dental™Coverage and insurance plan is underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company, Aetna Dental Inc., Aetna Dental of California Inc. and/or Aetna Health Inc. In Arizona, Aetna Advantage™ Dental is underwritten by Aetna Health Inc.
Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program
Available to all students, fellows, spouses or dependents enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plans. Coverage provides access to discounted prices for many eye care products, including sunglasses, contact lenses, non-prescription sunglasses, contact lens solutions and other eye care accessories. Plus, you can receive up to a 15% discount on LASIK surgery (the laser vision correction procedure). A listing of participating providers is available through the DocFind© feature.
The Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program providers closest to the CUMC Campus are:
Optical Express, 3929 Broadway
Broadway Vision Center, 4047 Broadway
LensCrafters, 2770 Broadway
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