University Health Service

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

Who does not pay the health service fee?

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  • Students who have withdrawn from all classes before the defined withdrawal date (see Withdrawing from a Term on the Registrar's Office website)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

Patient payment for clinical services:

Students should have health insurance:

If you do not have health insurance, consider purchasing the Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan.

For more information: