University Health Service

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U-M students, if you don’t have health insurance, please take advantage of these three opportunities through U-M to get insurance. And because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health insurance is more important than ever.

Michigan Medicaid application assistance:

On November 10, 11 and 12, students can get assistance to check their eligibility for Michigan Medicaid and apply if eligible. 

Michigan Medicaid is a public assistance health insurance program for low-income individuals. 

For help with enrollment via MiBridges, please schedule a free phone appointment with a University Health Service (UHS) staff member who is trained in Michigan Medicaid enrollment: 

Schedule Appointment for
Michigan Medicaid
Application Assistance

If possible, prepare for your visit by bringing information about your current income such as documentation of income e.g. paycheck deposits, any interest or dividend statements, self-employment income.

There is no deadline for enrollment for Michigan Medicaid, however this opportunity is well-timed to enroll for coverage prior to 2021. 

Health Insurance Marketplace assistance

If you’re not eligible for Michigan Medicaid, you may want to consider purchasing health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

From November 1 to December 15, the Patient Financial Counselors at Michigan Medicine can provide free help to determine whether you are eligible for financial assistance to pay for insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace at

To schedule a free appointment, contact Michigan Medicine, Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM:

Phone: 877-326-9155 or local 734-232-2621

Please note the deadline is December 15, 2020 for 2021 insurance enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan

Students who are not eligible for Michigan Medicaid or for financial assistance on the Health Insurance Marketplace may wish to purchase the U-M Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan (DSHIP). 

This plan was developed to meet student needs. Please note that it, and other student health insurance plans, are not listed on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

This plan is available for purchase only during the open enrollment periods, with exceptions for qualifying life events. The next enrollment period covers students from 1/1/21 to  8/23/21 for $1155. You can enroll starting in mid-December, 2020 and the deadline for purchase is 1/31/21

See additional information about DSHIP

For more information:

Email the UHS Managed Care/Student Insurance Office at