Health Insurance & Fees

University of Pittsburgh’s Wellness Fee
1. The Wellness Fee formerly the “Student Health Fee,” is mandatory for all full-time and part-time students at the Pittsburgh Campus.
2. The fee provides access to Student Health Services, a campus facility staffed by medical doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, and nurse practitioners. It does not pay for student health insurance, and it does not provide students with health insurance coverage. The fee does cover some additional services provided by Student Health services—such as dietary counseling—which are not otherwise covered by health insurance.
3. The fee also provides access to the University Counseling Center. This facility is staffed by psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health care professionals. The fee supports a variety of health education and promotion programming.
4. The fee provides access to Campus Recreation facilities.
5. Finally, the fee also supports intramural and club sports programs, as well as recreation and fitness programs, services, and activities.

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Health Insurance

Student Health Services bills insurance for services rendered.

Please upload your insurance card through Student Health’s Patient Portal or present your medical insurance card in-person prior to your scheduled appointment (or anytime during normal business hours).


Purchasing Health Insurance

Students are encouraged to have health insurance to protect themselves against unexpected, unforeseen medical expenses.

All graduate and professional students, and full-time undergraduate students, and their dependents, are eligible for student health coverage through the University of Pittsburgh.

Should you not have health insurance, you can contact the University’s Benefits Office at (833)852-2210, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For further information about the UPMC Health Plan, call 1-888-499-6885, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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International Students

International students are required to attest to having other medical insurance coverage or enroll in a University-sponsored program.
For further information, please:
Visit the Office of Human Resources, Medical Coverage for Students,
Refer to this International Student Guide for Student Health Coverage Enrollment.