While some basic services are covered by the mandatory Health Services Fee, you also need be covered by injury and sickness insurance while at URI. You can either use the plan offered by URI, or request a waiver if you already have comparable coverage. You will also have the option to enroll in a dental plan through URI.
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Health Services Fee
The Health Services Fee is a mandatory fee for all full-time students that gives them access to the basic services listed below, regardless of their health insurance coverage. The Health Services Fee covers:
- Office visits with URI Health Services providers
- Free or reduced cost over the counter medications such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough syrup, cough drops, cold medicine
- Health promotion and prevention programs
- Free Flu Clinics and Health Fairs
- URI Emergency Medical Services (URI EMS) Ambulance—24/7/365
Students enrolled in the school insurance plan (UnitedHealthcare StudentResources) now offer a COVID-19 Home Test Member Reimbursement benefit. Students can go to a Walmart or Rite Aid and simply show their ID card and get the tests. As this is a very fluid situation, UHCSR is working to expand the network of providers to make access to the tests even easier in the future. Also, reimbursement for tests previously purchased will be mailed to the student typically in 10-20 days assuming all requested information is complete. Click here for more details.
Health insurance coverage is required for full-time students attending the URI Kingston Campus. URI offers coverage through United Healthcare Student Resources at the rates below, which are automatically added to your initial tuition bill. If you already have comparable coverage, you may request a health insurance waiver to have the charge removed from your bill.
Please note: International plans must meet specific requirements to be considered comparable in order to waive the school sponsored insurance.
2023 – 24 Injury/Sickness Insurance Rates
|Coverage Period||Annual |
9/1/23 – 8/31/24
1/1/24 – 8/31/24
|Two or more children||$6,255||$4,169|
Access to doctors and
mental healthcare from anywhere you are, even while traveling
internationally. All services are free for students covered under the
UHCSR insurance plan and is available for all other students for a minimal fee.
Dental Plan Option for 2023 – 24
University Health Plans is pleased to offer URI students an option to enroll on to the Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan. You may enroll in this plan on a voluntary basis; it is not required insurance. The enrollment deadline is August 15, 2023. If you purchase the plan now, your coverage will be effective September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024.Plan information and ENrollment
Health Insurance Information for Recent Graduates
Having health coverage is an important part of your health and financial well-being. Now that you have graduated, your health coverage through the University of Rhode Island will expire on August 31, 2023. If you need health coverage, HealthSource RI (HSRI), Rhode Island’s state-based health coverage marketplace, is here to help connect you to a quality, no-cost or low-cost plan – with huge savings on your monthly coverage costs! In fact, six out of seven HSRI customers receive financial help to lower their monthly payments.
To learn more including how to enroll in coverage, visit HealthSourceRI.com/SEP.