Primary care for students is provided through the Student Health Service and the Student Counseling Service. Health Promotion and Wellness has been established to increase and coordinate services and programs related to preventive health matters and overall well-being.
The University requires all students to carry adequate medical insurance to cover, among other costs, hospitalization and outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures. The insurance requirement may be satisfied in 1 of 2 ways:
Each year, all eligible students are automatically enrolled in U-SHIP and will be billed for that enrollment for the year. Students have the option to waive U-SHIP by providing proof of comparable alternate insurance. Students approved to register for classes after the waiver deadline must submit an insurance waiver form at registration time. Failure to do so will result in automatic enrollment in U-SHIP. The waiver deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is October 23.
University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) is available to all registered SSA students. Students in the Extended Evening Program are not automatically enrolled but must specifically opt-in to the plan. U-SHIP is also available at additional cost to a student’s spouse or registered same-sex domestic partner, and to dependent children. Information about plan benefits is available at http://studenthealth.uchicago.edu/. For questions about enrollment, contact:
On-Campus Insurance Representative
5801 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
773.834.4543 (press Option #2)
The University requires all students, with the exception of Extended Evening Program (EEP) Students, to pay the Student Life Fee each quarter of enrollment. However, EEP students who specifically opt-in to the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) will be assessed the Student Life Fee. This fee covers patient visits at the Student Health Service and Student Counseling Service. This fee also covers student activities through the Center for Leadership and Development. Dependent spouses or same-sex domestic partners and dependent children age 14 and older, who are insured through the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP), are assessed the Dependent Life Fee and are entitled to receive services at the Primary Care Service and Student Counseling Service.
Students who live more than 100 miles away from the University may waive the Student Life Fee by making this request to the SSA Dean of Students.
Returning students and June graduates who remain in the Chicago area during the summer but are not enrolled in classes have the option to pay the Summer Student Life Fee for continued access to the Student Health Service and Student Counseling Service. Students' family members already on the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) may also purchase this service.