The Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) offers access to both New Orleans area healthcare providers and on-campus services as well as simplified billing and convenient on-campus prescription fulfillment.
Some out-of-state and international health insurance plans may lack coverage in the New Orleans area. T-SHIP ensures access to a wealth of providers in New Orleans, including the city's major hospitals and a wide array of specialists. T-SHIP also covers students when they travel, so they're covered at home and abroad.
Students with T-SHIP enjoy no co-pays, deductibles or coinsurance at The Health Center as well as low deductibles and impressive coinsurance rates with other providers.
T-SHIP is provided in collaboration with United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR). It can be used as a primary health insurance plan or may supplement a student's existing family insurance plan. Coupled with the Student Health and Wellness Fee, T-SHIP covers visits to Tulane's on-campus Health Center--including the cost of medical supplies, laboratory tests, and examination fees.
While we recommend that Tulane students enroll in T-SHIP, we understand that some students will prefer to waive enrollment in favor of comparable coverage. Tulane has partnered with Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk to verify student coverage online. To demonstrate equivalent or better coverage to waive, please first review the benefits comparison and health insurance requirements.
|Full Academic Year 2017-2018
For new and returning students
|Aug. 19, 2017 -
Aug. 18, 2018
For new Students (attending for the first time this academic year)
|Jan. 1, 2018 -
Aug. 18, 2018
You may access and print your health insurance ID card once you have created a user name and password to access your UHCSR "MyAccount". Visit www.uhcsr.com/CreateAccount and follow the on-screen prompts. You may also call United Healthcare Student Resources at 800-767-0700 to request a health insurance ID card be mailed to your current address. Please present your card at all healthcare visits.
Students with T-SHIP and assessed the Student Health & Wellness Fee MUST SEEK a referral must visit a provider at The Health Center for assistance prior to receiving care in the community. Specialist referrals must be obtained each year per medical event.
Students with T-SHIP who require follow-up care after an emergency room visit must visit a provider at The Health Center for a referral prior to receiving care in the community.
When is a The Health Center or CAPS referral not necessary? Learn more about treatment and referrals in the FAQs.
When you receive a bill from a provider or facility you visited outside The Health Center, follow these steps: