Your Health Fee

The Health Service fee ($814 in 2017-2018) is mandatory and covers the cost of running a comprehensive outpatient health service and counseling center. The fee covers unlimited primary care and walk in visits to the Health Service and access to the Counseling Center and an annual flu shot if available for those who desire inoculation. Laboratory tests, prescribed medications, consultation with on and off-campus medical specialists, and hospital care are not covered by the health service fee. You can contact the Health Service Business Office for more information. 

Please note that the Health Service fee is not refunded or prorated after the beginning of the academic year. If a student is enrolled in the optional medical insurance plan, both the charge and the plan benefits remain in place through the end of the contract period. 

Information for Undergraduate Students

All Tufts undergraduates students enrolled at least half time are billed and required to pay the mandatory Health Service fee. These students cannot waive the Health Service fee.

Information for Graduate Students

The comprehensive health service fee is charged to students who are enrolled in the student health insurance, and to students who are enrolled full-time and have not yet fulfilled their tuition obligation.  The health service fee may not be waived. 
 
Students who are not automatically billed the health service fee but want to be seen at  Health Service or Counseling Center may contact the Health Service Business Office to have the fee posted to the student account.