Your Health Fee

The Health Service fee ($872 in 2019-2020 and estimated at $910 in 2020-2021) is mandatory, set by the Trustees and covers the cost of running a comprehensive outpatient health service and counseling center (See Tufts Bulletin). 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. 

Tufts University employees are not eligible to be seen and the Health Service or the Counseling Center and thus should not charged a Health Fee.  Employees have access to the Jumbo Health Center.

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

A Comprehensive Student Health Fee of $872 for use of Tufts health and counseling services is mandatory for students enrolled in the student health insurance. Students who are admitted full time, and part-time students registered for seven (7) or more credits, are required to pay the comprehensive health fee while tuition is being charged. 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.

For students in the Boston and Grafton campus please contact the Student Advisory and Health Administration Office.

Information for International Students

International students enrolled in matriculated programs get health fee charges regardless of registration credits.