Health Fee and Health Insurance

Health Fee

Payment of the Health Services Fee is mandatory for enrolled students. The academic year fee covers most general medical care at Health Services, including primary care by provider staff and pre-travel visits, use of Brown University Emergency Medical Services (EMS), nursing services and 24/7 medical advice,  campus-wide health education and health education visits, Brown University Psychological Services, and Health Services' various public health functions. Continuing students who wish to use Health Services during the summer must pay a summer health fee, which may be paid the first time they visit Health Services that summer.

Questions: Questions about the Health Services Fee should be directed to Brown Health Services at (401) 863-3953.

Health Insurance

All actively-enrolled students must also have health insurance to cover services not provided by the Health Services fee (such as lab, x-ray, pharmacy, medical equipment, vaccines, and hospital expenses).

Automatic enrollment: Students are automatically enrolled in the Brown Student Health Insurance Plan which is designed specifically to complement the services provided by Health Services.

Waiver: Students may waive (using an online form) enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they are covered by a comparable health insurance plan. When determining whether to waive the Brown Student Health Insurance Plan, please evaluate your existing plan carefully to verify that your plan provides adequate coverage in the Providence area.  

International students:  It is particularly important that international students verify that their health insurance plan provides adequate coverage in the Providence area before deciding to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Questions: For questions about health insurance, please contact the Office of Insurance and Risk at (401) 863-1703 or access information available on their website.