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Student Health Plan

All students in degree and certificate programs are required to have health insurance coverage.

School of Nursing students may purchase insurance through the Johns Hopkins University Student Health Plan (SHP) or obtain their own comparable health insurance coverage. Without proof of comparable coverage, students are required to enroll Johns Hopkins University Student Health Plan (SHP) administered by EHP. Comparable coverage must include comprehensive coverage and allow the student to use the insurance in the State of Maryland. Travel and temporary short-term insurance plans are not acceptable alternatives.

Selecting an appropriate insurance plan for your individual needs can be a complex decision. Please consider your individual and family needs accordingly. Again, the EHP Student Health Plan is only one of many choices in the market.

Students who maintain their own insurance plan must complete a waiver each academic year. Online waiver form

Academic Year 2017-18 Rates (effective July 1, 2017)

Coverage typeSummer 17Fall 17Spring 18Total
Two party$2,314.00$3,478.50$3,478.50$9,271.00
UHS Fee$158.00$158.00$158.00$474.00

SHP enrollment forms are mailed to all new students 30 days prior to their first semester. SHP Enrollment forms must be completed by the week of Orientation. For students already enrolled in SHP, coverage automatically renews each academic year. Premiums are charged to the student’s SIS account. Coverage will begin the first day of your program's orientation.

SHP coverage ends once a student stops attending school. Students may extend coverage by electing COBRA. Additional information will be communicated before graduation.Learn More About COBRA

Questions? Contact Student Accounts at 410-955-1243 or email

University Health Services Clinic Fee and information

All full-time on-campus students are billed $158 per semester for the Health Services Clinic Fee in order to have access to our on-campus health center. The University Health Services Fee (UHS) is not insurance. This fee allows students unlimited access to Primary Care Services as well as Mental Health Services at the UHS Clinic, and is billed to all full-time on-campus students regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Student Health Plan.

Access To University Health Services

Access to UHS services ceases on the date of the one year anniversary of payment of the Health Fee. SON students should begin to make arrangements to establish with a non-UHS provider at least 90 days prior to the anniversary. Participants in COBRA Student Health Program are not eligible to use UHS services.


  • Billing Information
    • For MSN and DNP students, premiums are charged to your student account on a semester basis.
    • For PhD students, premiums are posted to your student account on a monthly basis.
    • Current rates and billing schedule
  • Student Health Plan Waiver Information
    Students opting to waive health insurance via providing proof of comparable coverage to the Student Accounts Office will have their waiver in full force and effect throughout the academic year. Students must submit a new waiver annually for the duration of their academic program enrollment at JHSON. However, students are allowed to enroll in the Student Health Plan in the future terms as needed. Outside of the open enrollment period, only within 30 days of a qualified life event can a student enroll in the SHP. A student must submit the insurance certificate of canceled insurance coverage. It is the responsibility of each student to notify the Student Accounts Office if current coverage expires or changes while enrolled as a full-time student.

    Waiver Deadlines

    Summer termJune 15
    Fall termOctober 1
    Spring termFebruary 15
  • Termination of Coverage
    Students are responsible for notifying the Student Accounts office when they wish to terminate their coverage, regardless of the source of funding. If a student is no longer enrolled in the School or has graduated, the student will be notified in writing that their coverage will be terminated. Student Accounts must be notified no later than 60 days from the date of your termination (coverage will be retroactive). You have the right to continue these benefits at your own expense for a period up to 18 months through COBRA.
    Extension of current insurance benefits to students who are separating permanently from the University is offered under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). If you elect to continue under COBRA, premiums will increase slightly and payment will be due the first of each month. Monthly rates for COBRA are as follows:

    Academic Year 2017-18 Rates (effective July 1, 2017)

    Coverage typeMonthly premiumAnnual Premium

    You are responsible for 18 months of premiums unless you notify the Student Accounts Office in writing that you wish to terminate your coverage prior to the end of your 18-month period.

    Learn More About COBRA

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental insurance is not required. The Student Health Plan does not have a dental benefit except for cases when dependents under the age of 19 are covered under one’s plan coverage. Students interested in dental insurance should investigate outside dental insurance companies.

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