The health service fee is a mandatory fee that most currently enrolled U-M students on the Ann Arbor campus pay as part of tuition each term.
It funds clinical services at UHS, plus well-being services to improve campus health and wellness.
It does NOT fund services outside UHS, including at Michigan Medicine (U-M hospitals and clinics).
It is NOT a form of health insurance.
The health service fee is not separable from a student’s tuition nor is it refundable because a student has health insurance.
Eligibility to use UHS as an enrolled student extends for 1-2 weeks before and after the term (called the grace period).
Who pays the health service fee?
- Most currently enrolled U-M students taking regular classes on the Ann Arbor campus
- PhD students on the Ann Arbor campus
The following do not pay the health service fee, so it does not cover them at UHS. (For similar coverage at UHS, these individuals may be eligible to purchase the UHS Prepaid Plan.)
- Academic Outreach Programs
- Detached Study
- Ross School of Business Evening, Weekend and Executive MBA Programs
- School of Dentistry Online Hygiene Program
- School of Medicine Student Fellows
- School of Nursing Off-Campus Programs and On Job/On Campus Programs
- School of Public Health Certificate in the Foundations of Public Health Online and On Job/On Campus Programs
- U-M Exchange Students -- health service fee varies for U-M Exchange Students, and UHS can verify coverage
- Visiting Scholars / Traveling Scholars
- U-M Short Courses
- Students auditing classes
- Post Doctorate Fellows
- Students from U-M Flint or Dearborn campuses
- Students who are not currently enrolled, e.g. who are not taking regular classes over spring and/or summer term
- Students on leaves of absence
- Students who have withdrawn from all classes before the defined withdrawal date (see Withdrawing from a Term on the Registrar's Office website)
- U-M alumni
Costs for clinical services for most currently enrolled U-M students on the Ann Arbor campus:
- There is no charge for most clinic visits.
- There are fees for diagnostic testing, medications, immunizations and more.
- Payment may be expected at time of service -- see Payment options.
- Students' personal health insurance may be billed by UHS and/or Michigan Medicine.
- As an alternative to billing insurance, the UHS Patient Billing Office can offer optional payment methods on the same day that your tests or services are ordered / performed. Payment must be made within 30 days.
- Patients may be responsible for paying costs not covered by insurance, e.g. deductible, co-payments, co-insurance.
- See also:
Students should have health insurance:
If you do not have health insurance, consider purchasing the Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan.