What if I feel sick and can’t afford health care?

All UW–Madison students who are enrolled for credit during a fall, spring, or summer semester and pay segregated fees are eligible to use all UHS services during that academic term. There is no additional charge for most UHS services including: medical and mental health counseling appointments, radiology, laboratory tests, victim advocacy, and free flu shots.

There are charges for some UHS services including most immunizations (except free flu shots), physical therapy appointments, orthopedic equipment such as splints and braces, and third-party physicals, and certain lab work and tests connected with those physicals. UHS will bill students if payment is not made at time of service.

University Health Services is available to UW-Madison students during summer 2020. Limited in-person and telehealth appointments are available, and you can continue to communicate with your providers through MyUHS secure messaging.

If you have a health concern during the summer, you can contact UHS. After speaking with a provider on the phone, they may recommend you consider the Summer Health Fee ($109) that provides health care services May 17 through August 31. If you need help paying for the student health fee, UHS can assist you. Ask your provider for details.

COVID-19 testing is available for UW-Madison students who remain in Madison and are suspected of having COVID-19 after being evaluated by a provider evaluation. Contact UHS to speak with a provider.

Short term loans may be sought by students when an unexpected life event or circumstance takes place that causes financial hardship.

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides comprehensive health coverage for UW–Madison students and scholars. In addition to primary care services at UHS, SHIP will cover all member costs for COVID-19 testing at in-network facilities, including emergency room, urgent care, and office visits. SHIP will cover treatment based on the specific plan benefits.

SHIP is also waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescriptions for maintenance medications for at any in-network pharmacy.
For questions about prescriptions please call 1-866-818-6911.

SHIP members (primary members and spouse/partners) who cannot access UHS for primary and preventive care during the suspension of face-to-face instruction, should refer to our Find In-Network Providers page to locate an alternative SHIP provider that is in-network.

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