All full-time students participate in the Student Health Plan, which includes the mandatory health fee and health insurance.
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, regardless of the health insurance option they choose.
The mandatory health fee covers care and services provided by the University Health Service (UHS) and the University Counseling Center (UCC). The fee does not cover health care visits to locations outside UHS and UCC. The mandatory health fee covers the following services:
In addition to the mandatory health fee, all full-time students must have health insurance coverage. Students can enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance offered by Aetna Student Health, or they can choose to waive the health insurance if their own plan meets University criteria. Requests to waive the University-sponsored insurance may be audited to assure compliance with University 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, check "Health Insurance for Full-time Students."
The Aetna Student Health insurance plan provides coverage for hospitalization, surgical procedures, diagnostic laboratory tests and x-rays, athletic injuries, flu shots, and prescription medications. Since primary health care services are provided by the University Health Service, this plan does not cover visits with primary care providers outside UHS within 50 miles. Students who remain on their own health insurance are financially responsible for expenses that are not covered by their insurance plan. Check "View Plan Details" for more information about the University-sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance. You may find our "Guidelines for Choosing Health Insurance" helpful when reviewing insurance plans.
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.
If you have questions about health insurance, you can contact the UHS Insurance Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The UHS Student Insurance Office is located in Room 204, which is on the 2nd floor of the UHS Building on the River Campus.