Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence

Withdrawals from the University

If you withdraw from the university during the first 15 days of the term, the fees paid for Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage and will be refunded. You will not be covered for any medical care received through Yale Health during that period. Your Yale Health membership will be terminated retroactive to the beginning of the semester, and any services rendered or claims paid will be billed on a fee-for-service basis.

If you have purchased Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage and withdraw from Yale after the 15th day of the term, you will be covered by Yale Health for 30 days following the date of withdrawal or through the last day of the term, whichever comes first. The last day of fall term is January 31. The last day spring term is July 31.

Fees will not be pro-rated or refunded. If you are hospitalized on the effective date of withdrawal or during the 30-day period during which coverage is extended, you are eligible for Yale Health hospital benefits until discharged from the hospital, subject to the limits of Yale Health coverage for the illness or injury.

Leaves of Absence from the University

If you are granted a leave of absence, the University does not require you to purchase hospitalization coverage. But you may decide to purchase outside insurance that will cover you for any care received at Yale Health or you may purchase Yale Health Affiliate Coverage for the term during which the leave is taken.

In order to secure continuous coverage through Yale Health, you must request enrollment in Yale Health and pay the appropriate fees prior to the beginning of the term during which the leave is taken. If a leave of absence is granted during the term and you want Yale Health Affiliate coverage, you must request enrollment within 30 days of the date the leave is granted.

Unless you obtain continuing coverage through Yale Health, you will be responsible for all charges for medical services, including hospital services rendered by Yale Health clinicians or on behalf of Yale Health. If you are taking your leave in the New Haven area, you may also choose to use Yale Health on a fee-for-service basis.