Taking care of your physical health needs to be a priority for all students pursuing rigorous graduate studies in healthcare and science. We are committed to helping you do this.
Student Health Insurance Program
Student wellness is essential to academic progress at Baylor College of Medicine. To support this philosophy, Baylor maintains the Student Health Insurance Plan.
For students enrolled in the BCM student health insurance plan through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, our partner, Academic HealthPlans is available to help you find doctors, facilities and other services to best meet your healthcare needs. You can reach AHP from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday at 855-856-4117.
BCM Telehealth Resources via Academic Live Care (ALC)
All BCM students have access to BCM Telehealth Resources by Academic Live Care (ALC). ALC provides 24/7 access to telehealth services to include care for urgent medical needs (e.g., cough, cold, allergies) and medication management. Services are at no cost to BCM students. Students also have access to self-help resources to support physical health (e.g., sleep hygiene, nutrition, weight management).
ALC Self-Help Resources
BCM Telehealth Resources via ALC offers a wide range of self-help resources including webinars and information sheets on wellness topics, legal issues, health concerns, and lifestyle issues.
Scroll down to Additional Student Assistance Program Resources (https://myahpcare.personaladvantage.com/) and enter AHP1 as the code to access.
Popular topics include:
- Sexual health
- Smoking cessation
- Fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth
- Men’s health
- Legal forms
- Workplace issues
Please visit the full site for a comprehensive list of topics.
Through this online platform, students have access to nutritional counseling, smoking cessation and a variety of other resources to support your physical well-being. Learn more about WellConnect.
Get Started with BCM LIFE and Vitality!
Vitality is an interactive and personalized wellness program that makes it easy for you to live your healthiest life. Vitality serves as our incentive based platform where students are able to earn points by participating BCM LIFE programming, activities ranging from going to the gym to going to the dentist as well as engaging with the program online through a variety of education modules covering everything from positive thinking to maintaining a healthy diet. Every Baylor student is highly encouraged to activate their profile in order to be able to win our amazing prizes. For more information and to activate your profile visit www.powerofvitality.com and register today!
Baylor College of Medicine Doc Talks cover a vast array of topics, spanning from toxicology issues such as bites and stings from venomous and poisonous critters to cancer awareness. Check the College’s weekly Newslink email for upcoming talks.