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

Bates College students are required to have health insurance.

All Domestic students enrolled in 3 or more classes are eligible and are required to enroll or decline the Bates College Student Health Insurance Plan through their Garnet Gateway account. Students who have not made a selection by June 30, 2017 will be billed for the coverage and will have until July 30, 2017 to have the charge removed by declining coverage. After July 30, 2017 any student who has not declined the insurance will automatically be enrolled.

All International students & Scholars will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the Bates College Student Health Insurance Plan.

If you have insurance through your family policy, you must let the company know you are at Bates College and determine 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.