Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) coverage begins August 1. HUSHP is comprised of two parts, the Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan. Benefits information and details are available on the HUSHP website.
Waiver eligibility and application
Students enrolled in a comparable health insurance plan may be eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan, and in very limited cases, the Student Health Fee. The deadline to waive for the fall term is July 31. Learn more.
HUSHP student health fee
The Student Health Fee is required as part of enrollment at Harvard, and covers most services at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS)—with no copay—including primary care, pediatric care, mental health, Stillman Infirmary, and 24-hour urgent care. More detailed information can be found on the HUSHP website.
HUSHP Student Health Insurance Plan
The Student Health Insurance Plan consists of hospital/specialty care coverage administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and prescription drug coverage from Express Scripts. Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage includes, but is not limited to, the following services: ambulatory surgery; hospitalizations; diagnostic lab/radiology services; maternity care; emergency room visits; mental health care outside HUHS (limited); gynecology/obstetrics; and specialty care outside HUHS (limited). More detailed information can be found on the HUSHP website.
HUSHP Student dependent coverage
Students may enroll their spouse/same-sex partner and/or unmarried dependent children (under age 19) in HUSHP. Enrollment and renewal for dependents is not automatic. Rates, enrollment forms, and deadlines are available on the HUSHP website.
An optional dental insurance plan is available to students and their dependents. Visit the HUSHP website for more information. Enrollment in the dental plan is not automatic, and the deadline to enroll is September 30.