Health Insurance


CCA Student Health Insurance is through an Aetna PPO Plan. This coverage will begin on August 1st - July 31st annually. Enrolled students may access their Aetna benefits here! Please be sure to print out your Medical ID card!

Enrolled students can also sign up for the One Medical Membership to expand their healthcare network. One Medical provides high-quality, patient-centered primary care services with same-day/next-day appointments. One Medical accepts the CCA Aetna PPO Plan as well as many other national insurers. Students also have access to 24/7/365 virtual care by phone, email, and video conference, a mobile app for appointment scheduling and prescription refills, personal health coaching, and referrals to a network of specialists.

Full-time students who do not submit an online insurance waiver will be automatically enrolled in the Aetna plan and the One Medical membership. The cost of the plan is $1,491.49 for Fall 2018 (8/1/18-12/31/18) and $2,043.50 for Spring 2019 (1/1/19-7/31/19). For MFA Comics, the cost of the plan is $585.72 for Summer 2019.

Please see here for answers to Aetna and One Medical Frequently Asked Questions.



In Case of Emergency: Dial 9-1-1

If you have an urgent medical situation and are unsure about your medical coverage, but you are well enough to make a phone call, please call your insurance company to find out your coverage information; otherwise, you should go to the closest public hospital:

SF General (San Francisco)
Highland Hospital (Oakland)

Use WebAdvisor to Designate an Emergency Contact

You must complete CCA's Emergency Notification System form prior to orientation. This system tells us the best ways to contact you and tells us who we are authorized to contact in case of an emergency.

Once you have made your enrollment deposit, you can complete your emergency contact information via WebAdvisor.

Log into your WebAdvisor account and select Emergency Contacts in the User Account section.

Use the upper section to designate how you’d like to be contacted and to opt into the notification system. Use the lower section to designate who the college should notify should you be involved in an emergency or crisis.

See also Campus Safety »

Student Health Insurance


Per CCA policy, all students who are registered at 12 or more units per semester (9 units per term for all graduate students) are charged the insurance and are automatically enrolled in the CCA Aetna Health insurance plan.

In order to waive the CCA Aetna Health insurance, your personal health insurance plan must meet the following minimum-coverage requirements:

  • be owned, headquartered, and operated in the United States
  • provides emergency care within 50 miles of CCA
  • provides primary care services within 50 miles of CCA
  • has inpatient and outpatient mental-health benefits
  • offers unlimited prescription benefits
  • offers full coverage for all preexisting conditions

International Students

The health insurance plan of all international students must also meet the additional criteria listed below in order to be waived:

  • covers repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000 or greater
  • covers medical evacuation expenses of the international student to that student's home country in the amount of $50,000 or greater

J-1 international students must also meet Department of State requirements in order to be waived. These additional criteria are listed below:

  • plan deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
  • if a copy of your insurance policy is requested, you must be able to provide a copy written in English showing benefit amounts in U.S. dollars.

You have two useful sources of information to help you compare your own health insurance to CCA’s Aetna PPO health insurance plan.

First, you can refer to your insurance company’s Evidence of Coverage booklet. The booklet is provided by your insurance company and describes all of your benefits and the limitations of those benefits.

You may also visit your carrier's website, or contact a representative with the insurance agency if you cannot locate such a document.

Please read and pay close attention to all emails and notices pertaining to the online insurance waiver.

See also the list of contacts for specific questions posted in the right-hand column of this page.

Important Health Plan Facts

All registered full-time CCA students are automatically insured by the college's student health care plan.

See the schedule »

Students have the right to waive health care coverage by submitting an online waiver application. Please see the Waiver FAQ for more information.

Continued Health Care for Graduates

Students are encouraged to see what options are available on the insurance marketplace. Financial assistance may be available.

See also health insurance options for graduates.