Health & Wellness
Health Services

Fees & Insurance

Health and Wellness Fee

The Health Fee, also known as the Health and Wellness fee, is a mandatory fee paid per semester by all actively enrolled degree-seeking students.

This fee covers all services provided in person and through telehealth by the medical providers at Health Services, therapists and psychiatrists at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and by the staff at BWell Health Promotion. There are also benefits such as 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-week nursing advice, on-call physicians, and CAPS after-hours services.

Don't hesitate to call - most services are covered by the Health Services fee that you've already paid, regardless of your insurance.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

To ensure adequate protection against unexpected medical expenses, all registered full and part-time undergraduate, graduate and medical students in a degree granting program, who are not enrolled exclusively in an online program are automatically charged and enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), annually. Participation in SHIP is required unless a waiver is submitted and approved each academic year by the waiver deadline.

View all policy related information regarding the Student Insurance Plan.

Insurance Support for All Students

Brown employs a staff member with insurance expertise to provide guidance to all students and families who would benefit from advice around the insurance process.  Regardless of whether or not you or your student are on the Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP), you may consult with Erika Lorange, Assistant Director of Student Health Insurance Operations. Erika can be reached via email at or you may schedule an appointment with Erika to discuss your health insurance concerns.