You are here

You are here

Medical and Dental Resources

Medical Insurance

All Duke students are required to maintain adequate medical insurance while enrolled at Duke. As such, they must either enroll in Duke’s Student Medical Insurance Plan (SMIP) or waive the SMIP if they meet the waiver criteria.

The Graduate School covers the cost of premiums for the SMIP for Ph.D. students in their first six years of study and for Ph.D. students in any year who are serving as research assistants (contact your program if you are not sure about your RA status).

Dental Insurance

Starting in fall 2021, Duke is providing a dental insurance plan for students. The plan provides services with no out-of-pocket costs through the on-campus dental clinic and also offers coverage for off-campus service providers.

The Graduate School covers the cost of premiums for this dental insurance plan for Ph.D. students in their first six years of study and for Ph.D. students in any year who are serving as research assistants (contact your program if you are not sure about your RA status).

Questions about the dental plan should be sent to dental@duke.edu.

Medical Expense Assistance

Ph.D. students can apply to The Graduate School for financial assistance with medical expenses that are not eligible for reimbursement and which create a significant financial hardship. The assistance program gives grants of up to $5,000.