The mission of the University of Delaware Student Health Service (SHS) is to provide students with quality primary health care and education about healthy lifestyles.
The SHS provides a full range of primary care, treatment, and referral services, as well as related health education programs. All programs and services are aimed at maintaining the physical and emotional well-being of University of Delaware students. Most of the medical, mental health, and health education services provided by the SHS and the Center for Counseling and Student Development are paid for by the semester or winter session health fee. This includes outpatient walk-in visits and appointments, some routine laboratory work, immunization service visits, minor surgery and related non-operative orthopedics, inpatient (bed patient) care, gynecology services, psychiatric/counseling services, substance abuse counseling services, limited on campus medical transport services, and health education programs.
All students must provide immunization and medical history forms upon matriculation. In addition, all students must meets the Delaware State Board of Health mandates that all graduate students with a birth date after January 1, 1957, must be immunized for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); evidence of a PPD (Mantoux Tuberculosis Screening Test within 6 months prior to the beginning of enrollment; and proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease unless granted a waiver. Student health services and forms can be found at http://www.udel.edu/shs/prosp_students.html
The University has contracted with an insurance carrier to offer group coverage for the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan and the Student Dental Plan for all students at UD. For details on enrollment and levels of coverage, please refer to http://www.udel.edu/shs/insurance/index.html. Medical insurance is mandatory for all international students with F-1 or J-1 visa status. All international students must show in writing that they have coverage from another insurance company that is equal to or better than the minimum levels required by the university, or they must purchase the university-sponsored student plan. The student must contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at the University of Delaware if they wish to waive coverage.
Enrollment for Graduate Students is now open.
Note: Students who enroll by September 15 are covered beginning September 1. Students may enroll up to September 30, but if they enroll after September 15 they are only covered beginning the day they enroll.