Students: If you have taken Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage, you are covered outside of Connecticut for emergency care, acute care and pre-authorized short-term follow-up care. Please see the Terms of Coverage section of the Yale Health Student Handbook for details. If you have alternate insurance, you should check the specifics of that insurance.
Members: You are covered for emergency care when you are out-of-state.
An emergency medical condition is a sudden and severe condition, sickness or injury, including, but not limited to, severe pain, which would lead a prudent layperson including the parent or guardian of a minor child or the parent or guardian of a disabled individual possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, to believe that failure to get immediate medical care could result in:
- Placing one’s health in serious jeopardy
- Serious impairment to a bodily function(s)
- Serious dysfunction to a body part(s) or organ(s); or
- In the case of a pregnant woman, serious jeopardy to the health of the unborn child.