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Student Health Insurance Plan

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides comprehensive health coverage for UW–Madison students and scholars.


Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted. No convenience fee.

If you are already a SHIP member, click here to access your SHIP member ID card.

SHIP is currently accepting Summer enrollments for newly eligible students only.

Summer SHIP coverage is effective from your first day of class.
The SHIP Office must receive enrollment together with full payment within 31 days of your first day of class.

Please note that Domestic Summer enrollments cannot be processed online.
Contact the SHIP office for more details and to verify your Summer SHIP premium in advance.

Annual and Fall open enrollment for registered students begins July 15, 2022.

COVID-19 Updates:

SHIP Office
The SHIP office is open to in-person visitors.  The SHIP office is located on the 7th floor of University Health Services and is open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

SHIP Benefits
In addition to primary care services at UHS, SHIP will cover all member costs for COVID-19 testing (when prescribed) and antibody testing (when prescribed) at all facilities, including emergency room, urgent care, office visits, and telemedicine.  SHIP will cover treatment based on the specific plan benefits.  Call Wellfleet (the SHIP claims administrator) at 1-833-343-5338 if you have additional coverage questions about Coronavirus.  This dedicated hotline is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 AM to 6 PM, and Friday, from 7:30 AM to 4 PM.

For the latest information related to COVID-19, please visit the UHS COVID-19 Response page.  Note – UHS provides convenient no cost testing and vaccine options for most SHIP members.


Contact the SHIP Office
333 East Campus Mall, 7th floor,
Madison, WI 53715-1381
9 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday
Phone: 608-265-5232; Fax: 608-265-5668