RWU Law partners with the Alpert Medical School of Brown Medical School and the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy in the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership for Children. This unique collaboration offers legal services to low-income families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Dear Law Students:
In our ongoing focus on ensuring that all students enrolled in the Roger Williams University School of Law have access to a strong array of healthcare options, we would like to provide you with some important information on how we offer and administer health insurance for law students. While health insurance for law school students is optional we strongly recommend that all students carry health insurance, whether through an existing plan, this RWU plan or the American Bar Association insurance plan.
Student Health Insurance (Optional)
Law students enrolled at RWU Law may purchase health insurance through RWU’s Student Health Insurance Plan. The University researched available products with the dual goal of making this coverage both comprehensive and affordable, and we are pleased to offer an accident and sickness insurance plan for $1,147 for 12 months of coverage. This cost is comparable to (and in many instances less than) the plans offered by most other schools. Details on the plan can be found here: www.rwu.edu/go/insurance.
RWU Law students who wish to enroll in this plan may purchase this insurance directly through CHP at www.rwu.edu/go/insurance.
On-Campus Health Services (Optional)
Regardless of a student’s enrollment in the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan or another plan, law students have the option of purchasing access to on-campus Health Services. Detailed information on Health Services can be found at www.rwu.edu/campus-life/health-counseling.
Regardless of a student’s enrollment in the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan or another plan, law students have the option of signing up for the optional Roger Williams University Health Services for an annual fee of $360, which entitles the student to services available at the Health Service Clinic, located on campus in the Center for Student Development. Health Services provides a variety of routine medical services including well-visits, vaccinations and laboratory services. The Health Services Fee does not cover all costs associated with office visits and additional fees will be incurred for lab work, x-rays, prescriptions and referrals. Therefore a current insurance card must be on file at Health Services to facilitate direct insurance billing or bills for these services will be directed to the responsible party.
Student Health Service is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
After hours, emergency care is provided through Newport Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital or Bristol County Medical Center.
Students who do not enroll in University Health Service may not access the University Health Services Clinic but may use their private insurance to seek care at area walk-in clinics or private physician’s offices.
For more information, see the Roger Williams University Health Services Office online.
Want more information?
- To obtain more information about the RWU Student Health Insurance, please go to www.rwu.edu/go/insurance
- For information about Health Services at RWU, visit is http://www.rwu.edu/campus-life/health-counseling/health-services or contact Karen Lebreux at (401) 254-3156