The University requires all students to carry adequate medical insurance to cover, among other costs, hospitalization and outpatient diagnostic and surgical procedures in the Chicago area. The insurance requirement may be satisfied in one of two ways:
1. Enrollment in the University Student Health Insurance (U-SHIP) plan offered by the University. Information on this plan is available at http://studenthealth.uchicago.edu.
2. Completion of the insurance waiver application certifying that the student has insurance coverage comparable to the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan.
Health & Wellness Fees
The University requires all students to pay the Student Health and Wellness Fee during each quarter of enrollment. This fee covers patient visits at the Student Care Center and Student Counseling and Resource Services. Students' spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children age 14 and older who are insured through the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance plan are also assessed the Student Health and Wellness Fee and are entitled to service at these facilities.
The Student Health and Wellness Fee may be waived for students who reside more than 100 miles away from the University.
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 Health and Wellness Fee for continued access to the Student Care Center and Student Counseling and Resource Services. Students' family members already on the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance plan may also purchase the Fee.
By State of Illinois law, all students are required to present proof of immunity to rubella (German measles), measles (rubeola), mumps, and tetanus/diphtheria. The Student Care Center notifies all new students of the requirement and provides instructions for compliance. The exact requirements vary for each disease and are different for international students. Students who fail to meet this requirement by the sixth week of the quarter will be notified and their subsequent registration restricted. Students who receive this notification are urged to contact the Immunization Office, located at the Student Care Center, The University of Chicago Hospitals, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 3051, Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470 (phone: 773-702-9975; fax: 773-834-0870; Web site: http://scc.uchicago.edu).