College Health Care

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Does your college-aged child need a separate healthcare plan?
Air Date: 8/5/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hillDr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has five children.
College Health Care
If your child is off to college as a freshman, you might have checked off bedding, a laptop, and plenty of Ramen noodles... but what about health care?

The Affordable Care Act offers numerous plans for young adults, including college and graduate students.

For example, if you have health insurance that extends to family members and your child is under the age of 26, he or she might be able to remain on your plan.

What are some ways to help your child negotiate the health care world independently?

David Hill, PhD, discusses college health care and how to help your child through the process of health care coverage.
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