Personal Medical Leave

Coverage may be continued without interruption for one additional semester for a student who leaves the university due to a personal medical condition provided the student was registered and enrolled in the Student Medical Plan during the semester in which the student left.

In order to continue medical coverage under the Student Medical Plan, the Student Medical Plan office (located at University Health Service) must be notified of the leave prior to the semester in which the leave is to take effect.

Students must provide the following to University Health Service:

  1. A letter from the dean or advisor of the school in which the student is enrolled, approving the requested medical leave.
  2. A letter from the student's medical provider or counselor/therapist confirming the medical necessity for the requested medical leave.
  3. Payment (in cash, check payable to CWRU or credit card) of the Student Medical Plan fee prior to the beginning of the semester in which the leave is to take effect.

This extension does not apply to students who are leaving the university for reasons other than a personal medical condition.

PLEASE NOTE: When a student is on a leave of absence, the student is not eligible to use the services offered by Case Western Reserve University Health Service or Case Western Reserve University Counseling Services. When a student is on a personal medical leave of absence, payment of the Student Medical Plan fee allows coverage under the Student Medical Plan only, subject to the exclusions and limitations of the Plan, as outlined.