Eligibility / Summer Access

Students who have paid the Health and Counseling Centers Fee  or the Medical Student Coral Gables Health Fee  are eligible to receive care at the Student Health Service and Counseling Center. You are NOT required to have the University sponsored health insurance plan in order to utilize the services of the Student Health Service.  Many services are provided at no charge and charges for other services can be submitted for payment to most insurance companies.

The Health & Counseling Centers Fee is mandatory for undergraduate, graduate, and law students regardless of credit load and all students participating in an off-campus program who are enrolled in the University sponsored student insurance plan.

Employees may be charged the Health and Counseling Centers fee on their initial bill, however the charge will be removed from their bill soon after the last day to drop or add a class, if they remain eligible for tuition remission benefits.  Dependents of UM employees are treated the same as all other students.

Summer students who have been charged the Health and Counseling Centers Fee can receive care at the Student Health Service. For some enrolled students, the fee is automatically charged, for others the fee must be added via CaneLink (go to Student Center, Finances section. Click on Account Inquiry > Electronic Payments/Purchases > Purchase Items) prior to scheduling an appointment or receiving care. Students are encouraged to add the fee prior to arriving for care and will not be able to make on-line or other appointments if the fee has not been added.

Continuing students (enrolled for the next Fall and the prior Spring semesters) may access services of the Student Health Service after paying the Health and Counseling Fee via CaneLink (go to Student Center, Finances section. Click on Account Inquiry > Electronic Payments/Purchases > Purchase Items) prior to scheduling an appointment or receiving care. Students are encouraged to add the fee prior to arriving for care and will not be able to make on-line or other appointments if the fee has not been added.

Graduating students (for one week after graduation) may receive care and self-pay or have their charges billed to their insurance, if accepted.

International students who are no longer enrolled at the University but remain in the United States completing Optional Practical Training are eligible to be insured under the student insurance policy if they originally purchased a plan that continues beyond the completion of their studies but are not eligible for care at the Student Health Service.  To verify the termination date of your insurance plan please call (800) 436-7709 or log on to www.myuhc.com. Expenses incurred off-campus will be subject to deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance. Review the United Healthcare schedule of benefitsfor information on benefits, exclusions and limitations of coverage.