Download the Bates health insurance brochures

Questions concerning coverage or claims

Bates Health Services at 207-786-6199 or Cross Insurance at 1-800-537-6444

Insurance Information

All students are required to have health insurance.  Students can continue on their private insurance policy or purchase the Bates College plan.  Students with private health insurance coverage may waive enrollment in the Bates plan.  The deadline to waive the Bates health insurance plan and avoid a charge on your account is June 30th, however, students have until July 31st to waive or enroll in the Bates policy.

If you have insurance through your family policy, you must let the company know you are at Bates College and find out how to handle all insurance claims while at Bates. Health Services will be unable to process your claim, handle your bills, or answer any questions about your individual policy. Pre-approval is often needed for x-rays, lab tests, and hospitalizations.

If you have purchased the Bates College policy, the Patient Services Representative can help you with certain questions you may have. You are still responsible for understanding your policy and following the needed procedures and claim form requirements.

Health Services will write prescriptions for most medical needs. These prescriptions can be filled at the CMMC Pharmacy, located at 12 High Street in Lewiston.