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Most students, in both undergraduate and graduate programs, are required to have health insurance regardless of the carrier. More information on who is required to have health insurance can be found here:

Student Health Insurance | Bursar's Office


While the Health & Wellness Center's services are of no cost and we do not bill insurance, many illnesses and injuries may require outside services such as x-rays, lab work, prescription drugs, and costly hospital inpatient stays. For these reasons, the University requires that all undergraduate students be covered by adequate medical insurance or enroll in the university-sponsored plan.

Lehigh's sponsored health insurance called Wellfleet. It is not required for students to enroll in Wellfleet's plan but it is strongly encouraged, especially for international and out-of-state students whose home insurance may not be adequate in Pennsylvania. The Health & Wellness Center recommends students check with their individual health insurance regarding coverage benefits and necessity for referrals. Families may wish to supplement their student's insurance with the university sponsored plan. To learn more about Wellfleet, please explore the following links:

Student Health Insurance | Bursar's Office 

Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan | University Health Plans 


Any services performed at the Health & Wellness Center where a charge is accrued the student has the option to bill to their bursar or pay by cash, check, or Gold Plus. All students are given a receipt at the time of service to provide to their insurance company to seek reimbursement. However, reimbursement is not a guarantee.


To find more information about how Lehigh's Student Health Insurance Plan is handling COVID-19 testing and treatment, please visit the following links: