Students are strongly advised to have some type of health insurance.
Health Insurance Accepted by the Student Health Center
SHC is not a Workman's Compensation, Medicaid, Medicare, BlueCross or ValueCare contracted provider. The clinic is not a participating provider for any insurance plan other than the current U of U Student Health Insurance Plan. SHC is not part of the University Hospital and Clinics Healthcare system.
Ask your insurance carrier if services at the Student Health Center will be covered prior to making an appointment. As a courtesy, we will bill some insurance companies if a current insurance enrollment card is presented at the time of service. If using another insurance plan, payment for charges incurred at SHC will be paid directly to the primary insured person, not to SHC. All charges are the responsibility of the student and should be paid at each visit. Remember to bring your current insurance identification card and all subscriber information necessary to bill your insurance company. Auto accident injuries cannot be treated at the Student Health Center . You should go to an emergency room for treatment. SHC will not file insurance claims related to auto accident injuries.
Student Health Insurance Plan
The University of Utah and ASUU strongly encourages all students to have health insurance and is able to offer a health insurance plan through United Healthcare Student Resources.
If the student health plan does not meet your individual needs, the healthcare exchanges offer additional plans-See healthcare.gov for details.
If you qualify for Medicaid based upon the recent expansion, the exchange site will direct you there. Please note, the Student Health Center is NOT a Medicaid provider.
For more information please go to https://basicneeds.utah.edu/health-resources.php. Many of these other insurance options and Medicaid are not billable through Student Health Center and you may need to pay out of pocket.
If you have no insurance, the Student Health Center has lower prices than the community.
Optional Dental/Vision Insurance Plan
The University of Utah offers an optional dental/vision insurance plan for students through EMI Health.
For Voluntary students, please go to https://emihealth.com/groupplans/refid/uvoluntary. If you have questions, please call 800-662-5851.
Subsidized Graduate students should contact their department for details.