Student Health and Wellness Fee

All students enrolled at UConn’s Storrs campus are required to pay the Student Health and Wellness Fee per the fee schedules on the Bursar’s website.
(Undergraduates; Graduates; Non-Degree Students.)

Providing health and wellness services for students is essential in supporting student success and academic excellence.  Mandatory health and wellness fees are standard practice across the nation’s colleges and universities as a way to amortize the cost of developing and maintaining campus-wide programs and initiatives that promote and support student well-being. UConn’s Student Health and Wellness Fee offsets the costs for the existence and availability of medical and mental health services as well as health promotion and wellness activities.

All enrolled students benefit from an array of services and programs that go well beyond the provision of anticipated direct medical care to include campus-wide health and wellness initiatives that benefit the whole community, focusing on issues such as suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, infectious disease prevention, and many more topics that affect student life. Even students who consider themselves healthy or who anticipate using an off-campus health care provider, often decide to use these campus-based services for reasons such as convenience, timely access, confidentiality, cost savings, loss of or limitations on the scope of insurance coverage, or because they unexpectedly need care for acute illnesses, injuries, or other medical circumstances that they did not foresee.

The Student Health and Wellness Fee also covers overhead costs related to mandatory University public health functions and requirements, including:  surveillance and reporting of infectious disease threats, emergency planning and disaster response, intervention and support related to campus crises, management of an outbreak or contagious diseases on campus, and other campus-wide health and safety functions.

The Student Health and Wellness Fee is not considered health insurance. Students are financially responsible for fee-for-service items such as medical and behavioral health visits, x-rays, lab tests, medical equipment, medications and vaccinations. Use the Fees & Insurance menu above for more information on Billing and Insurance.

 

The Student Health and Wellness Fee enables us to offer these and other services at little or no extra charge:

  • 24/7 Advice Nurse
  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention/Immediate Help Services
  • Suicide Prevention Week
  • UConn HELPS (Helping Everyone Learn to Prevent Suicide) Training for Faculty and Staff
  • Ask, Listen, Refer Online Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty and Staff
  • Nurse Coach Wellness Visits
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program
  • Nutrition and Eating Disorders Services
  • Infusions
  • Campus-wide Flu Clinics
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening Clinics
  • Care Coordination for Medical Conditions
  • Parent/Student Chronic Condition Transition to Campus Meetings
  • Infirmary Overnight Services
  • Immunization Compliance
  • International Student Health Screenings
  • American College Health Association and CORE Student Health Surveys
  • Student Health Fairs and Screenings
  • Consultations and Support for Departments throughout the University
  • Management of Public Health Emergencies
  • Fresh Check Mental Health Awareness Day
  • Sunset Yoga and Yoga Classes
  • Perfectionism and Stress Reduction Workshops
  • Weekly Workshop Series on Topics of Interest
  • Online Mental Health Screening Tools
  • Connect and Challenge Retreat for Mental Health
  • Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • AlcoholEdu Mandatory Education Program for all new students
  • Alcohol and Marijuana Screening and Intervention
  • UConn Recovery Community (URC)
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programs
  • Sexual Health Education
  • Stress Management Programs, including Pet Therapy, Massage 101, Mindfulness, and more
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Events
  • Relaxation Station
  • Education Programs to Residential Life, Greek Life, Cultural Centers, and Student Groups
  • Late Night Programs
  • Oral Health Education
  • Good Sleep Habits Education
  • Smoking Cessation Education

Services that incur an additional usage fee (and may be billed to insurance when applicable):

  • Primary Care
  • Gynecological Care
  • Allergy and Travel Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Radiology
  • Routine Mental Health Triage and Assessment
  • Mental Health Individual and Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Counseling Services