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A message for all Lehigh students, both incoming and returning regarding Lehigh University's Student Health Insurance Plan: 


Please enroll in or waive Lehigh University's Student Health Insurance Plan (LU SHIP) by July 31, 2020. LU SHIP's website where you can waive or enroll in the insurance plan can be found here: 


Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan | University Health Plans 


If you have enrolled in previous years and wish to enroll in the 2020-2021 health plan, it is still required that you submit the enrollment form for this year's plan. 


If the enrollment or waiver forms are not completed and submitted by July 31, 2020 you may be subject to a late processing fee.  



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


There is no charge for most Health & Wellness Center services. The Health & Wellness Center does not directly bill insurance. For Health & Wellness Center services that do have an associated charge, students may submit their receipt to their health insurance company for reimbursement. Many illnesses and injuries may require outside services such as x-rays, lab work, prescription drugs, ambulance transport, emergency department evaluation, and in-patient treatment. Lehigh University requires that most undergraduate and graduate 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:

Wellfleet Forms & Resources

COVID-19 update from Wellfleet

Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan

Lehigh University's Student Health Insurance Plan will waive all out of pocket costs for the COVID-19 vaccine. Student members will not be responsible for co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance regardless of which FDA-approved vaccine they receive and prior approval is not required for covering costs for the vaccine from both in-network and out-of-network providers.

For distribution information, please check the U.S. Department of Human Services website, or your local state or city website.
Student members can contact Wellfleet's customer service team with any questions surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, testing, or treatment.