Health Services

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences strives to provide the best possible experience for each of our students. We recognize that a healthy and active lifestyle plays an important role helping each student reach his or her potential.

Quality health services and insurance coverage protect students from the hardships that may be caused by delays in care or incurred medical expenses.

Please take a moment to learn more about the Health Center Services available to students on the Vermont Campus and review the College's policy regarding student insurance coverage.

Health Center Services

Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) provides medical/physician services to ACPHS-VT students as part of their Health Center Fee. This fee is mandatory for all ACPHS-VT students.     

The Fletcher Allen Health Care Department of Family Medicine (Colchester Family Practice) provides “acute care” to students enrolled at the Vermont campus. These services are provided at no additional fee for ACPHS-VT students. 

Acute medical care includes any services routinely provided in a medical office setting, such as:  urinary tract infections, rash, upper respiratory infections, lacerations, febrile illness, sprains, headache, sore throat, nausea and dizziness. 

The costs of needed medication, medical testing, vaccinations, emergency room visits, hospital care and/or mental health treatment are not covered by this service. The student will be responsible for payment, through health insurance or otherwise, for any non-acute care received at Fletcher Allen including, but not limited to x-rays, diagnostics, cultures, and lab services.           

It is understood that additional clinical services may be required, from time to time, for the diagnosis or treatment of a student’s medical condition. The students will be referred to an appropriate practitioner by an FAHC provider. These practitioners may or may not be members of FAHC, and health insurance coverage may be required by these providers at time of treatment or consultation. 

In addition to the FAHC Colchester Family Practice location, urgent care is available in Fletcher Allen’s Walk-In Center on the Fanny Allen Campus at 790 College Parkway in Colchester.  No appointments are necessary at this location.

NOTE: Students should identify themselves as ACPHS-VT students and show their Student ID Cards and insurance cards when arriving.

Fletcher Allen Health Care Colchester Family Practice
883 Blakely Road
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: 802-847-2055
Hours by appointment:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm           

Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Fanny Allen Walk-In Care Center
790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: 802-847-1170
Walk-In Hours:
Monday: 9:00am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Health Insurance Requirement

ACPHS requires all full-time students to have health coverage, either through a family health insurance plan, a private insurer, or the quality plan offered by the College.

The College plan is based on the Affordable Care Act requirements which mandate that students be covered up to a maximum of $500,000 per year.

The College plan is with Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP). It includes full coverage insurance as with typical HMO/PPOs, and provides major medical insurance as defined by the New York State Insurance Department.

All students are charged for the College insurance plan. Those who wish to waive the College’s plan must provide insurance information by August 1 in order to have the charge for the school plan removed from their tuition bill. 

Students must go online to provide the name and address of their health insurance provider, subscriber’s name, and their policy number and/or group number. The confirmation of waiver form must be printed and submitted to the College along with a photocopy of their insurance ID card in order to waive the College’s plan.

Students will not be permitted to waive coverage after August 1, and no credit will be issued.

Registration/Waiver Procedures

Beginning each year on June 1, students may access the registration/waiver form online in the "My Documents" section of the CAMS student portal, using their ACPHS Username and Password to login. The deadline for registration/waiver is August 1. It is only necessary to complete this process once each academic year.

Annual Cost and Terms of Coverage

The annual cost of the ACPHS plan for 2013-2014 is $1,160.00, which is posted to the student's account and is payable with the tuition bill. Upon completion of the online registration/waiver form, the Office of Student Accounts will be notified. Students who choose to waive out of the ACPHS plan will have the charge removed from their accounts. The plan provides coverage from August 21, 2013 through August 20, 2014.

Online Plan Description Access

The College Plan provides for the payment of charges incurred for covered benefits up to a maximum of $500,000 per policy year.

Covered benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inpatient/outpatient coverage
  • Physician's visits
  • Urgent care/emergency room
  • X-rays/lab services
  • Wellness/physical exams
  • Prescriptions

A summary of benefits is available in the health insurance brochure. Information on CDPHP can be obtained from the CDPHP website.

Dependent and/or Spouse Coverage

Students may purchase the same coverage for their dependent children and/or spouses. Students should contact the Office of Administrative Operations (518-694-7118) for futher details and information.

Loss of Coverage

Throughout the course of the academic year, students sometimes lose their insurance coverage. Some examples of how this could happen include, but are not limited to, a change in a parent’s employment/coverage, the student “ages off” of a parent policy or the student becomes a part-time student. Should one of these exceptions occur, ACPHS students can purchase the College plan during the course of the year at a pro-rated cost. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the College of any changes in coverage and to maintain health coverage while enrolled at the College.

Refund Provision

In the event an insured student leaves school to enter active military service, coverage will cease and a pro rata refund of the premium will be made upon request. No other refunds will be made, including failure to complete the registration/waiver form by the August 1 deadline.

More Information

Students and/or families may contact the College's insurance coordinator with questions or concerns.

Health Center Locations

Flethcer Allen's Colchester Family Practice
883 Blakely Road
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: 802-847-2055

Fletcher Allen’s Fanny Allen Walk-In Care Center (Urgent Care)
790 College Parkway
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: 802-847-1170