Health and Wellness

Health Insurance

We encourage students to secure health insurance in order to prevent unnecessary distraction and financial burden in the event of a medical emergency during their studies. Students are encouraged (although not required) to include health insurance information, including the name of the provider and insurance number, on the Emergency Contact Information form. They are prompted to complete the Emergency Contact Information form on the Student Portal prior to each semester.

If a student has been covered under his or her parents' policy prior to this academic year, he or she should check to see if coverage still applies. Group health plans often do not cover full-time student dependents once they have reached a specific age or once they are married. In addition, students who have declared financial independence for financial aid may not be covered. We urge students who are covered by an HMO, PPO, or similar plan to determine the extent of coverage available.

Due to changes in the health care system, The King’s College no longer offers student healthcare plans. Students and parents are encouraged to refer to the New York Health Benefit Exchange at http://www.healthbenefitexchange.ny.gov/ to learn about health insurance options.

Student athletes are required to have proof of health insurance prior to participating in an official College athletic team.

International students are also required to have proof of health insurance upon the first day of class each semester. 

Please contact Student Services with any additional questions at studentservices@tkc.edu or 212-659-7285.


New York Health and Racquet Club offers King’s students gym memberships for about half the cost of their normal advertised rate. With a membership, students gain unlimited access to their ten gyms, classes, and pools. The nearest gym is located blocks from the King’s campus. Students also receive one complimentary training session, as well as a dinner cruise for two aboard the New York Health and Racquet Club yacht. Enroll by clicking the “Join Now” tab at http://workfit.nyhrc.com. Be sure to use your @tkc.edu email to qualify for the special rate.

If you choose to purchase a gym membership, please contact the gym directly using the contact information above. Feel free to call Student Services at 212-659-7285 or email studentservices@tkc.edu with any questions you may have.

Eastern Athletics, located at 43 Clark Street, is within walking distance from the Clark St. Residence in Brooklyn. Student Price: $350 for nine months (September – May).

Planet Fitness is located one block away from the main campus at 25 Broadway. Planet Fitness offers month-to-month memberships for $10/month (no annual contracts, cancel at any time). There is a one-time $10 start-up fee and a $29 membership fee. (A September-May membership for students costs approximately $130.) A second program is their Prepaid Option which costs $199 for 18 months. Both membership plans include a free tee shirt and unlimited fitness training. Planet Fitness is open 24 hours/day Monday through Friday and 7:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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