As an MSTP (MD/PhD) applicant all of the programs I've applied to supply you with free health insurance. I'm assuming thats not unique to MSTP and that regular MD students also get it. My question is... does that generally include eye coverage for checkups, contacts, etc? I lost one of my contacts so I've just been wearing one for a couple of months. I know thats not the best thing to do, but I cant afford the charges for eye coverage and I dont have health insurance. So I was just going to wait about 5 more months (MSTP programs give you the option of starting in June usually) and then after I'm covered with insurance thru the school I will get the replacement contact. I know each school might be differnet but whats the norm?