U.Va. Graduate Guide

Health Resources

Health Insurance

All students are required by the University to have health insurance, either under a parent's plan or purchased independently. The requirement assures that resources are available to cover inpatient or specialty care or expenses related to accidents or injuries. Students may enroll either in the UVA- endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan through the Chickering Group or in a substitute plan that the student feels is comparable.

Hospitals, Clinics, and Outpatient Services

Explore the medical service options the Charlottesville community offer.

Resources for Alcohol & Substance Abuse

The Office of the Dean of Students-Center for Alcohol and Substance Education (CASE) maintains a directory of resources for those in need of support related to alcohol and substance abuse and/or their friends and families.

Resources for Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy

Charlottesville is a great place to give birth to a child. The two local hospitals, the U.Va. Medical Center and Martha Jefferson Medical Center, both provide delivery services and offer various benefits. U.Va. is usually busier and it is a teaching hospital, so often your child will be delivered by a resident with an attending physician standing close by. Martha Jefferson is a traditional hospital and provides a more intimate birthing experience. U.Va. offers more emergency services if they are needed and has more resources for high-risk deliveries. U.Va. has separate delivery and recovery rooms, which some students have indicated was not the best experience. Whichever hospital you choose, both offer birthing classes and other prenatal and post-birth classes for parents and children.