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Student Health Insurance Plan

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

Students Registered for Credits:
to Enroll Online

Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted.
No convenience fee.

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

Other Ways to Enroll

By Phone

In Person:
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
333 East Campus Mall, 7th Floor
Parents can enroll their registered student in the SHIP office, or by telephone.

SHIP coverage is effective from August 15, 2021.

The deadline for Annual and Fall enrollments is September 14, 2021.

COVID-19 Updates:

SHIP Office
The SHIP Office has reopened 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. 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.

SHIP is waiving early refill limits on 30-day prescriptions for maintenance medications for at any in-network pharmacy. Note – this provision will end on August 14, 2021. For questions about prescriptions please call 1-866-818-6911.  Please also note that many pharmacies – including CVS and Walgreens, offer various home delivery options.

SHIP members (primary members and spouse/partners) who cannot access UHS for primary and preventive care at this time, should refer to our Find In-Network Providers page to locate an alternative SHIP provider that is in-network. In addition to allowing members to seek primary care at an in-network provider, the preventive care benefit has been temporarily enhanced so that eligible preventive services can be received at an in-network provider. Note – this provision will end on August 14, 2021. Please note that in-network member cost sharing still applies where applicable (as detailed in the plan benefits).

If you have difficulty locating an in-network provider, or have any other questions about SHIP, please contact the SHIP office at 608-265-5232 or email

For the latest information related to COVID-19, please visit the UHS COVID-19 Response page.


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