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PTS Statement on Student Health Insurance Coverage

Princeton Seminary like most schools believes that our students should have sufficient health insurance coverage while enrolled in one of our degree programs. As you consider your health insurance needs for the academic year, you should be mindful of provider networks, covered medicines, procedures etc. We recommend that you carefully consider your options in this regard. The Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) provided by the Seminary has a Platinum level actuarial value and provides nationwide/world-wide access to health care providers. The Seminary currently requests that our students demonstrate that they have major medical insurance coverage in place while they are currently enrolled. We ask that this coverage be at a minimum equivalent to the Bronze level plans that are purchased by students on the health insurance exchanges. We encourage our students to fully review the terms of all health insurance plans that may be available to you and offer our SHBP as a strong option for coverage while enrolled.

In addition to assuring access to a broad spectrum of health care providers, including mental health care providers in the Princeton area, and lower out-of-pocket expenses, the SHBP provides coverage anywhere in the United States, through a broad network of health care hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers, and world-wide coverage. Even for routine health care needs, the SHBP ensures nationwide coverage which is especially helpful for Field Education placements and other travel outside of the Princeton area.

We continue to closely follow trends in the student health care field in response to the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This includes consideration of the New Jersey statutory requirement to provide a student health insurance/benefit program for our students. We will keep our students informed of these trends and any impact they may have on the PTS SHBP going forward.

Below you will find contact information for emergencies and psychological crisis as well as links to the Princeton Healthcare Systems website and other helpful links to assist you in managing your health care needs while you are enrolled.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 609-497-7805 or email us at

Best wishes,

Admissions and Financial Aid Staff

Emergencies and Psychological Crisis

For life-threatening emergencies students should call 911 or, if appropriate, proceed directly to the nearest emergency room. The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro is located at One Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro NJ 08536. Princeton House, the psychiatric branch of the University Medical Center, may be reached at (609) 497-3355.

For psychological crisis during on-campus business hours, call or come to Scheide Hall and let Ms. Heyer know there is an emergency situation. After hours, you may call (609) 273-9727 or (609) 273-9726. Security staff will come to the individual in crisis and contact the Director of Student Counseling or one of the members of the Psychological Crisis Response Team. Community crisis hot-lines are (609) 896-8183 and (609) 585-2244.


General Information

Princeton Health Care Systems

Student Health Benefits Plan

2016-2017 Student Health Benefit Plan Brochure
2016-2017 Student Health Benefit Plan Document
Amendment to the Plan Document (Infertility Treatment)
2015-2016 Comprehensive Fee Coverage
SBC Uniform Glossary
Summary of Benefits and Coverage
Disability Notification Form
Trinity Counseling Services
The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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