Below is a summary of the benefits offered with the Harvard University Student Health Program. Please refer to their website to learn more about these benefits.


The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) is comprised of 2 parts:

  • The Student Health Fee covers most services on campus at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), including internal medicine, medical specialty care, mental health services, physical therapy, radiology, and urgent care.
  • The Student Health Insurance Plan is a PPO plan providing hospital/specialty coverage both in- and out-of-network through Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts. Coverage includes: ambulatory surgery, radiology services, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, diagnostic lab services, prescription drug coverage, limited specialty and mental health care outside of HUHSYou may enroll your eligible dependents in HUSHP, the online application and rates will be available at hushp.harvard. edu
Dental Coverage Dental Blue, administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, is an optional dental plan that covers routine cleanings and some restorative services.

The contract between Harvard University and the Harvard Graduate Student Union (HGSU-UAW) establishes a Dental Fund of $125,000 to help defray the cost of premiums and copays under the Harvard University student dental insurance plan, and dental expenses in general.  
Prescription Drug Plan Prescription drug coverage is included in the Student Health Insurance Plan, and there is no dollar limit on this benefit. Prescriptions may be filled at the HUHS Pharmacy or any OptumRx-participating pharmacy throughout the United States.
Mental Health Coverage
  • The Student Health Fee covers mental health visits at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). There is no visit limit at HUHS; the number of visits is based on medical necessity as determined by the provider.
  • The Student Health Insurance Plan covers mental health inpatient and outpatient services outside of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS).
Vision Care The Student Health Fee offers coverage for routine and non-routine vision care. You can access vision care services at HUHS.
Travel Coverage Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan are covered throughout the United States and abroad.
Maternity Maternity services include all medical care related to pregnancy and childbirth. There is no visit limit when you receive maternity care from obstetricians, gynecologists, or nurse midwives.
Wellness Benefits Weight Loss Reimbursement
Acupuncture and Massage