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Wellbeing Fee

Most services at Student Health Services are covered by the Wellbeing fee, which is a standard University fee that is charged to all full-time students. Part-time students can elect to pay this fee, as well, to receive the same services. See the chart below for a full list of what is included with the Wellbeing fee. Any services not included are billed to the student’s health insurance plan or student account.

Covered by the Wellbeing Fee

No additional cost, no co-pay, no insurance utilized.

  • All services provided by the Center for Counseling and Student Development(consultation, short-term counseling, group therapy, psychiatric services, etc.)
  • All services provided by Student Wellness & Health Promotion (victim advocacy services, substance misuse and recovery counseling, educational programs, etc.)
  • Most SHS services:
    • Routine health visits (chronic medical visits)
    • Physicals
    • Acute visits (illness or injury)
    • Sexual Health Services (visits for menstrual problems, STI testing, pap smear, birth control, PrEP and more!)
    • Nutrition Consultations
    • Travel visits
    • Allergy injections
    • On-site testing (Rapid strep, strep culture, flu, COVID, monospot, CBC, STD testing, HIV, pregnancy tests, urinalysis, urine microscopic)

Services that may bill insurance or have some out-of-pocket costs

  • Medications – prescriptions, OTC, medical supplies – most insurances accepted
  • Additional lab services sent to a reference lab (LabCorp / Quest) – most insurances accepted
  • X-ray – most insurances accepted
  • Immunizations and Tuberculosis testingmost insurances accepted

SHS is in-network with Blue Cross, Aetna, and Cigna, and most non-Medicaid, non-HMO plans. Itemized receipts are provided for out-of-network plans for any services not covered by the Wellbeing fee. The majority of services are covered by the Wellbeing fee and do not utilize a student’s health insurance plan.

All students can use SHS, regardless of their health insurance plan.


Medical Emergencies

Carenet (24-hour nurse line)

Christiana Care Health System

UD Helpline (Urgent Mental Health and Sexual Offense Support) 24/7/365

Mental Health Crisis Text Line
741741 (Send ‘UDTEXT’ or ‘STEVE’)

24/7 virtual mental health support

After-Hours Care Map

More About the Wellbeing Fee

All full-time students are automatically charged a Wellbeing Fee in the fall and spring semester, as well as winter session if enrolled in a class. Part-time students, post docs, and visiting scholars are not automatically charged this fee and can elect to pay the Wellbeing fee in any semester or session to access health services. Additionally, current students who are not enrolled in a summer or winter class can elect to pay a reduced Wellbeing fee in winter and summer sessions to access health services at that time.

Health Insurance

In addition, all students are required to have health insurance. UD offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for students through Aetna / University Health Plans, or you can opt to keep your own health insurance plan. We encourage you to compare your current coverage (particularly out-of-state coverage) with the coverage offered through SHIP. If you elect not to enroll in SHIP, you must submit a waiver. If no waiver is received, you will be automatically enrolled in SHIP. More information about the health insurance plan, including coverage, premiums, waivers, deadlines and contact information is available at universityhealthplans.com/ud.

Please note that Student Health Services does not manage the health insurance plan. Please visit the contact information in the website above for any questions.

Allergy injections and immunizations are also available to University of Delaware faculty and staff on a fee-for-service basis through their health insurance plan.