NOTICE: ALL Campus Health services will be CLOSED from 12:00-1:00pm every business day starting May 20th and lasting through August 9th.

A note to spring 2024 graduating students with the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP):

  • Even though you're graduating in May, your T-SHIP coverage lasts until Aug. 18.
  • If you need additional time on T-SHIP beyond Aug. 18, you can request an extension of up to 90 days. This request should be submitted through the Gallagher portal.
  • You have access to Campus Health services through May 31, but starting in June, you'll need to find another source for healthcare services.
  • If you're going to be living within 30 miles of New Orleans after graduation and while your T-SHIP coverage is active, notify, so we can remove the referral requirement from your coverage.

Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP)

The Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) offers access to New Orleans-area healthcare providers, on-campus healthcare services, and convenient prescription fulfillment on the uptown campus.

T-SHIP Premium

Academic Period Term Premium

Full Academic Year 2023-2024
For new and returning students

Aug. 19, 2023 to Aug. 18, 2024

$3302 (billed in two installments of $1651)

Distance learning students
$3530 (billed in two installments of $1765)

Spring/Summer 2024
For new students arriving in Spring semester

Jan. 1, 2024 to Aug. 18, 2024


Distance learning students

Plan overview

While some out-of-state and international health plans may lack coverage in the New Orleans area, T-SHIP includes a wealth of in-network providers, 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 low or no copays, deductibles or coinsurance at the Tulane Student Health Center as well as low deductibles and impressive coinsurance rates with other providers.

T-SHIP is a University-sponsored health insurance plan available to Tulane students through United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR). It can be used as a primary health insurance plan, or it may supplement a student’s existing family insurance plan. Premiums collected are paid directly to the insurance company and are non-refundable after the health insurance action deadline. The University does not receive any benefits for enrolling students in T-SHIP.

Plan details

T-SHIP 2023-2024 plan information

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 the account creation page 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 to be mailed to your current address. Please present your card at all healthcare visits.

Optional vision and dental plans

Vision and dental plans are also available to Tulane students. The 2023-2024 plans are offered through Aetna. Visit the Aetna enrollment site for plan details and enrollment instructions.

Medical referrals and emergency care follow up

Students who are enrolled in T-SHIP and are assessed the Tulane Campus Health Fee must visit a medical provider at the Health Center to obtain a referral prior to receiving care in the community. Specialist referrals must be obtained each policy year per medical event.

Students with T-SHIP who need follow-up care after an emergency room visit must visit the Health Center to obtain a referral before receiving follow-up care in the community.

When is a Health Center or CAPS referral not necessary? Learn more about treatment and referrals on our frequently asked questions page and our referral coordination page.

Billing and reimbursement

When you receive a correspondence from a provider or facility you visited outside the Health Center, follow these steps:

  1. Do not ignore the correspondence.
  2. Determine whether it is a bill, a statement of charges sent to your insurance company (explanation of benefits) or a processed claim.
  3. If it is a bill, verify that the billing provider has your insurance information. Usually there is a space on the back of the invoice to provide this information, or there is a number you can call for clarification.
  4. If you have T-SHIP and you have questions about a claim or a denial, call the Customer Service number, 800-767-0700. Be sure to note the name of the representative who assists you.
  5. If your claim was denied, determine whether you had the required referral before seeking care. Please note that referrals cannot be backdated and must be renewed each policy year.
  6. For billing and reimbursement problems that persist after you have followed the above steps, please contact the Billing Office.

Who is eligible to enroll in T-SHIP?

The following populations of students are eligible to enroll in T-SHIP:

  • degree-seeking registered students
  • part-time registered students with at least 3 credit hours
  • dissertation students
  • teaching assistant students
  • professional and executive program students
  • distance learning students

Please note that no student will be enrolled in T-SHIP until they have confirmed their registration with the registrar's office. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Insurance Enrollment and Verification Office via the Let's Talk portal.