Congrats on your impending (or recent) graduation from Johns Hopkins! As you end your journey as a student and begin life as an alum, we want you to continue to care for your multi-dimensional wellness.
Here are some tips to guide your transition into post-Hopkins life as it relates to university wellness resources.
Your ability to access different Hopkins-sponsored wellness resources ends on different days.
Resources available to you through your graduation day:
Resources available to you through January 31, 2021:
Resources with different end dates:
Be proactive. Get a refill on any regular prescriptions. If you’re due for an annual physical, OB-GYN exam, or any other routine doctor visit, schedule it while you still have access to those providers. Finish your SilverCloud modules. Take some free fitness classes to explore what you like; that info can help inform your post-Hopkins exercise routine.
Hopkins-based providers are happy to work with you to find new providers who can help you maintain continuity of care, especially regarding the management of chronic conditions and maintenance of prescription drugs. The options available to you will vary according to personal post-grad circumstances.
If you’ve been working with a mental health provider, talk to them about your impending graduation and what steps you can take to preserve and build upon the work that you’ve done.
If you’re staying in Baltimore, alumni memberships to the O’Connor Rec Center and the Cooley Center are available for a fee.
For Homewood and Peabody graduates, your O’Connor student membership will expire on the last day of December for mid-year graduations, and in May for spring graduations.
Graduates of any Hopkins school can purchase alumni memberships to O’Connor. Alumni membership costs $69 for three months, $138 for six months, $207 for nine months, or $277 for a one-year membership.
The Cooley Center allows graduating students to use its fitness facilities through August 31, free of charge (pool fees still apply). All Hopkins alumni are eligible for alumni rates at Cooley, which are $36 for one month, $206 for six months, or $400 for a one-year membership.
The pool at the Cooley Center, typically open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, is a separate entity. It requires all student affiliates to pay $70 for a summer pass or $8 for a day pass.
During COVID-19 closure, the Cooley Center, is offering free virtual classes and free in-person, outdoor classes (up to 10 people). Access classes by registering using this portal, and find more information at JHMIFitness.com.
If you will not have access to health care through an employer or through a parent or guardian after your student coverage expires, Hopkins providers can offer some guidance.
Students enrolled in the WellFleet plan are covered until February 14, 2021. If, at that time, they do not have access to benefits through an employer or a parent/guardian, the SHWC Insurance Staff will assist eligible students in enrolling at Healthcare.gov or in subsidized health plans like Medicaid. In some cases, non-US citizens can enroll in these programs. In other cases, international students may need to purchase insurance coverage.
Learners are eligible for continuation of EHP Student Health Program coverage with a maximum period of 18 months following loss of coverage due to graduation or completion of degree requirements. The cost of continuation coverage is 102% of the full cost of the plan. Coverage may vary by degree program, so please consult your school’s insurance administrator.
Again, congratulations on your graduation. We hope that, as always, you will be well and do well in the next chapter of your life and beyond.