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Student Health Plan

New MPH Students starting Summer Term (July 1, 2021) will receive information on or around June 10th from Gallagher Student Health regarding Student Benefits.  New Students starting 1st Term 2021-22 (August 31, 2021) will receive information on or around August 10th from Gallagher Student Health regarding Student Benefits.  There is nothing for you to do until after June 10th and August 10th in relation to your respective start date.  All insurance plans purchased by new students or funded by JHSPH for them will be effective July 1, 2021 for MPH and September 1, 2021 for everyone else.

All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage.

JHSPH Student Health Plan information, administered by EHP:

University Health Services Clinic Fee

All full-time on-campus students are billed a $850.00 Health Clinic Fee for access to our on-campus health center.  (Effective July 1, 2021)

The University Health Services Fee (UHS) is not insurance and students are billed the fee on a per-term basis ($212.50 per term) until the $850.00 is paid in full (after 4 terms).  This fee grants students unlimited access to Primary Care Services as well as Mental Health Services at the UHS Clinic and is billed to all full-time on-campus students regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Student Health Plan.

Monthly Insurance Premium Rates

Academic Year 2021-2022  (effective July 1, 2021):

  • Individual: $363.00 every month
  • 2-Party: $902.00 every month
  • Family: $1,210.00 every month

Statement on 2021-22 EHP Premium Increases

Annual Deductibles (what you have to pay out of pocket before your insurance coverage pays anything):

  • Individual = $150.00
  • Two-Party, Parent-Child, Family, etc. = $450.00


Your monthly premiums are posted to your student account on a term basis.

  • July-August: Summer Term
  • September-October: 1st Term
  • November-December: 2nd Term
  • January-March: 3rd Term
  • April-June: 4th Term

Student Health Plan Insurance WAIVER Information

Students opting to waive purchasing the JHSPH Student Health Plan via providing proof of alternative coverage will have their waiver in effect for the Academic Year and will be asked to update their waiver information each July.  However, students are allowed to enroll in the Student Health Plan in the future terms as needed.

It is the responsibility of each student to notify the Student Accounts Office if current coverage expires or changes while enrolled as a full-time student.

Termination of Coverage

Students are responsible for notifying Student Accounts and Business Services when they wish to terminate their coverage, regardless of the source of funding. If a student is no longer enrolled in the School or has graduated, the student will be notified in writing that their coverage will be terminated. Student Accounts and Business Services must be notified no later than 60 days from the date of your termination (coverage will be retroactive). You have the right to continue these benefits at your own expense for a period up to 18 months.


Extension of current insurance benefits to students who are separating permanently from the University is offered under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). If you elect to continue under COBRA, premiums will increase slightly and payment will be due the first of each month. Monthly rates for COBRA are as follows:

Academic Year 2021-2022 (effective July 1, 2021)

  • Individual: $374.00
  • Two-Party: $924.00
  • Family: $1,232.00 

You are responsible for 18 months of premiums unless you notify the Student Accounts Office in writing that you wish to terminate your coverage prior to the end of your 18 month period. 


Access to UHS services ceases on the date of the one year anniversary of the first payment of the Health Fee. JHSPH students should begin to make arrangements to establish with a non-UHS provider at least 90 days prior to the anniversary. Participants in COBRA Student Health Program are not eligible to use UHS services.