Student Health Insurance

SFAI provides a student health insurance plan offered through Kaiser Permanente. All degree-seeking students who are enrolled in six or more units must either enroll in the plan, or waive coverage through the Kaiser Student Net website.

The health insurance plan provides comprehensive coverage with an emphasis on preventative care, ease of access to your physician, and overall wellness. To enroll, waive, or view plan rates, please visit

In order to waive coverage, you’ll need to provide information on your current health insurance plan, including plan provider and policy number. If you do not have current insurance coverage, you will not be eligible to waive the SFAI-sponsored insurance plan.

Fall 2016: Open Enrollment Will Begin on July 1, 2016 and End on September 14, 2016

Late waivers will not be accepted. If students have not waived or enrolled in the insurance plan by the deadline, they will be automatically enrolled in the plan and their student account will be charged.

For more information, contact the Assistant Dean of Students at, 415.351.3509.


Schedule an Appointment

All routine care must be completed at a Kaiser facility in order for it to be covered under the SFAI student health insurance plan. Kaiser will not reimburse care or prescriptions that are obtained from an outside provider. The only exception is emergency care in instances where you are not able to get to a Kaiser facility.

Kaiser has in-house specialists, pharmacies, labs, and general care providers, and scheduling an appointment is easy. Simply call the closest Kaiser facility, give your medical record number (which is printed on the front of your Kaiser card), and they will schedule an appointment for you with the appropriate doctor. You generally must obtain a referral from a primary care physician for any specialist visits, and the staff member that schedules your appointment can help you to navigate this process.

The main San Francisco Kaiser facility can be reached at 415.833.2200.