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 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

Please contact Student Services with any additional questions at or 212-659-7285.


New York Health and Racquet Club offers King’s students a gym membership for $85/month for a 6-month contract. With a membership, students gain unlimited access to their ten gyms, classes, and saltwater 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 Be sure to use your email to qualify for the special rate.

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 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.