The Health Fee is a mandatory fee on your tuition bill that covers a variety of services for free (or at low cost) at University Health Service. The Health Fee is not health insurance and it is not meant to replace health insurance.
Consider your health care in two parts:
You can find a list of basic
insurance terminology here (PDF, 73 KB)
Although UK students are welcome to use the health insurance plan of their choice, they are invited to purchase the gold metal level UK Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). UK SHIP is customized by the school to meet the year-round needs of UK students and their families at a
The University of Kentucky is contracted with Academic HealthPlans, Inc. in conjunction with UnitedHealthcare/StudentResources to provide the school-sponsored student health insurance plan for the 2015/2016 school year. Additional details are available on the
UK Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) website.
On the SHIP website you can:
Remember, purchasing a health insurance plan is never a guarantee you will avoid out-of-pocket costs for medical care. The best way to make this, or any, coverage work for you is to be informed and proactive. Check the covered benefits before your procedure whenever possible. Know the
specifics and communicate with your medical provider.
Contact Academic HealthPlans (AHP) at 855-856-2385
If you have questions not addressed by the SHIP website or AHP’s customer service department, the UK SHIP Office is available to assist you. Call 859-218-3208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.