Benefits Among the Best
Dear Student, Parent, Sponsor, or Guardian,
Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh!
With so much to think about as you start your exciting journey at Pitt, it is important not to neglect your health and options for health care coverage. Partnering with UPMC Health Plan,
the University of Pittsburgh is proud to offer medical, dental and vision insurance plans to all students enrolled at any of the five campuses.
Young adults represent one of the largest and fastest growing segments of the U.S. population without health insurance. The absence of affordable health insurance coverage creates potential
health and financial risks to students who pursue higher education. Without insurance, a serious illness or injury can result in bills totaling thousands of dollars—bills that eat away at funds
earmarked for tuition and books, throwing serious financial roadblocks in the way of your college education.
To safeguard against this type of unfortunate situation, the University of Pittsburgh’s Student Health Service and the Office of Human Resources Benefits Department are proud to offer students health care coverage to complement your needs and budget. Please review the brief overview below of the insurance coverages available to students.
As a student, you have access to the following valuable services from the
University of Pittsburgh Student Health Service, as supported by your student
health fee as indicated on your tuition invoice:
Routine physical examinations
Primary care physician services
Gynecological services and Counseling
required blood tests and lab work
Health education resource material
Please visit Service Health Service for more information
Students at the Oakland campus have access to the
University Counseling Center at no charge. The Center provides personal and academic counseling and is staffed by
psychologists, counselors, social workers, and a psychiatrist. All counseling will be kept confidential.
Students enrolled at any of the campuses are offered individual student medical,
dental, and vision insurance plans. Health care facilities and providers are located
near each campus. The plans are affordable and include benefits far surpassing those typically found in student insurance plans, such as:
Coverage for all types of illnesses and injuries, including sports and exercise injuries, whether or not incurred “in-area” or “out-of-area” while traveling or during extended off-campus periods.
Preventative care, along with the resources for full-scale online health promotions.