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Last modified: Thursday, 06-Jul-2017 10:47:10 EDT

University Health Service (UHS)

Student Health Plan:
Paying for Services

All full-time students participate in the Student Health Plan, which includes the mandatory health fee and health insurance.

Mandatory Health Fee - $564 ($600 for 2017-18)

The mandatory health fee assures the availability of accessible, high quality health care services on campus for all full-time University of Rochester students. All full-time students pay the mandatory health fee. The charge for this fee appears on their tuition billing statement.

The mandatory health fee covers care and services provided by the University Health Service (UHS) and the University Counseling Center (UCC). at their offices on the River Campus, in the Medical Center, and at the Eastman School of Music. All full-time students receive care and services at the University Health Service, regardless of the health insurance option they choose. Please note: The fee does not cover health care visits to locations outside UHS and UCC.

The mandatory health fee covers the following services:

Please note: The mandatory health fee does not cover the cost of laboratory tests, x-rays, medications, physical therapy, procedures, and visits with specialists. Your coverage will depend on your insurance plan. The cost for these services will be billed to your health insurance plan.

Health Insurance - $2,460 ($2,292 for 2017-18)

In addition to the mandatory health fee, all full-time students must have health insurance coverage. Students can enroll in the UR Student Health Insurance Plan, or they can waive the health insurance if their own plan meets University insurance criteria. Requests to waive the UR Student Health Insurance Plan may be audited to assure compliance with University insurance criteria. Generally, insurance plans from international-based companies do not meet University criteria. Students can appeal a waiver denial by submitting an appeal form by September 15. For more information, about the Online Insurance Process to enroll or waive the UR Student Health Insurance Plan, click here. The Online Insurance Process site will open by mid-June. All full-time students must complete this online process every year.

Coverage for 2017-18 year: The UR Student Health Insurance Plan provides coverage for hospitalization, surgical procedures, diagnostic laboratory tests and x-rays, athletic injuries, flu shots, other immunizations, and prescription medications. The plan also provides coverage for dental and vision care for students under age 19. Check "View Plan Details" for more information about the University-sponsored UR Student Health Insurance Plan.

The UR Student Health Insurance Plan for 2017-18 will begin on August 1, 2017. Two major changes in the plan are the reduced cost for 2017-18 ($2,292 vs $2,460) and the removal of the medical and pharmacy deductibles. The plan does not have any deductibles.

Students who remain on their own health insurance are financially responsible for expenses not covered by their insurance plan.

Health Care for Part-time Students

Part-time students are not eligible to participate in the Student Health Plan; however, they are welcome to come to the University Health Service on a fee-for-service basis. See Services for Part-time Students for more information.


Check "View Plan Details" for more information about the UR Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have questions about health insurance, contact the UHS Insurance Advisor, at The UHS Student Insurance Office is located in Room 204, which is on the 2nd floor of the UHS Building on the River Campus.