Health and Wellness

Below is important information regarding Health Insurance, Gym Memberships, and The Counseling Center. All of this information including specific forms can be found on your Student Portal

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.

Students who do not have health insurance through a parent or guardian can secure health insurance for the Fall 2013 semester through the American College Student Association (ACSA) group of United Healthcare, available to students through the end of January 2014. Due to regulations associated with the Affordable Care Act, student insurance will not be available through ACSA after January 2014.

After January 2014, 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.

To sign up for ACSA insurance, follow these steps:

1.Go to www.uhcsr.com/acsa.

2.Click the blue “Enroll Now” link in the pink box on the top right portion of the screen.

3.Enter school name, date of birth, etc. Be sure to use the zip code 10004. Click “Continue.”

4.Select your plan, and click “Continue.”

5.Create your account or log in if you have an existing account, and follow the steps as prompted. 

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 a year-long gym membership 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 is walking distance from the Clark St. Residence located at 43 Clark Street, 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 only $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, faculty, and staff would only be $130.) A second program is their Prepaid Option which is simply $199 for 18 months. Both membership plans include a free tee shirt and Unlimited Fitness Training. They are open 24 hours Monday through Friday and 7am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday.


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