COVID-19 SHIP Resources

The following information is currently being updated for 2022-2023

SHIP Benefits for COVID-19: AETNA Health App

The GW SHIP is an open choice PPO insurance plan through Aetna Student Health. Students participating in GW SHIP can use their benefits with any in-network provider within the U.S. To find providers near you, please visit the Aetna website.


Additionally, Aetna is offering free coronavirus diagnostic testing and free doctor visits relating to COVID-19. There is no cost-sharing for inpatient admission at any in-network facility for treatment and a $0 copay for any doctor visits related to COVID-19. We’ll also waive the cost for testing, provided you meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines  for testing and your doctor requests it. This information is being verified for the 2022-2023 school year.]


If you would like to use the services at our center, we are available for medical services and counseling. Teladoc is available by phone at: 1-855-835-2362.  For questions about prescriptions or additional plan benefit information, please call Aetna 800-213-0579. 


If you have difficulty locating an in-network provider, or have any other questions about SHIP, please contact the SHIP office at 202-994-8260 or email sh[email protected].


For the latest information related to COVID-19 and Aetna Student Health, please go here.  For the latest GW information on COVID-19, please visit