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.
Through this online platform, students have access to nutritional counseling, smoking cessation and a variety of other resources to support your physical wellbeing. 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's on-campus gym (Baylor login required) provides a convenient place to fit in exercise around your busy schedule. Discounts (Baylor login required) are also available for students to join local fitness centers.
Walk, Run, Spin for a Cause
Get healthy while helping others! Baylor students, faculty and staff organize and participate in fundraising events throughout the year.
Organized by students, the Annual BCM Wellness 5K Race/Walk supports physical wellness as well as social through providing opportunities for everyone in the Baylor community to come together and raise funds for good causes.
Visit the Baylor Community Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities to join a College team for events. Check the College’s newsletter, Student Commons (Baylor login required), weekly for additional opportunities.
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.
Take a Walk
Even during your busiest days, consider taking a brief break for a quick walk around campus. View the campus walking map and the TMC walking map (Baylor login required) for suggested routes.
Check out the Nourish program’s playlist of tips to plan meals, cook safely and save money by not wasting food.