Health Services & Insurance Requirement

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Student Health Insurance Requirement

UW-Madison and immigration requirements mandate sufficient health insurance coverage for international students and their dependents. The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is UW-Madison's approved health insurance plan. SHIP provides comprehensive health coverage for medical, counseling, and prescription services above and beyond what is possible through University Health Services (UHS). At the international student orientation, SHIP representatives will provide details about the program, required forms, and payment information.

Available on-campus Health Services

University Health Services (UHS) is located on campus at 333 East Campus Mall and is open to any current UW-Madison degree-seeking or University Special student enrolled in at least one credit.

Health professionals offer routine health care along with specialized care for specific health concerns. The majority of the costs are covered by segregated fees, although some services have modest costs associated with them.

UHS services include:

  • medical services including primary care, allergy and immunization, and women's health
  • mental health counseling and psychiatry
  • personal wellness including stress management, nutrition guidance, and tobacco cessation
  • prevention services
  • full-service pharmacy

UHS contact information

Appointments: 608-265-5600
After-hours nurse line: 608-265-5600 (option 1)
24-hour mental health crisis line: 608-265-5600 (option 9)
In an emergency dial 911!