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.
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 enrolling at King’s, 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 through the New York State Health Plan Marketplace at nystateofhealth.ny.gov/.
Timely MD Health Services
The King’s College is pleased to partner with Timely MD to bring telemedicine healthcare services to students. These resources are available 24/7 through mobile, tablet and laptop devices. Telemedicine makes access to healthcare incredibly convenient. Students can access immediate virtual appointments with a doctor for a consultation or triage using the web address: www.kings.care. The doctors can prescribe antibiotic prescriptions and will refer students to in-person doctor visits if necessary.
In addition to the medical services, Timely MD offers 24/7 mental health resources such as telecounseling. We encourage students to also utilize on-campus Counseling Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. However, Timely MD provides immediate availability at all hours of the day or night for one-off sessions. If you have further questions about the College’s free counseling resources contact the Director of Counseling Services at email@example.com.
The 2018-19 academic year will be the first year Timely MD is offered to students. During the fall 2018 semester all students may access healthcare services for free. During the spring 2019 semester the cost for services will be $95. All students will be enrolled in the service and a health fee charge will be placed on the student’s account. See an overview of Timely MD. To access your Timely MD account, visit www.kings.care.
City Point, Washington and West Residences offer in building gym accommodations. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Planet Fitness is located at 25 Broadway only one block away from the main campus. 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 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.