The Student Health Service provides primary care, specialty care, and pharmacy services to eligible University of Miami students. You are not required to have a University-sponsored student insurance plan to utilize our services.  Student Health will make every effort to accommodate drop-ins with urgent matters, all others will be directed to schedule an appointment online at

Contact Information

Telephone: 305-284-9100

Fax: 305-284-4098

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring semesters:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays:  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Winter break, Spring break, and Summer sessions:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Health Service is closed on Saturdays and University holidays. After-hours assistance is available by calling 305-284-9100.

For sudden, severe illness or serious accidents dial 911. For illnesses or injuries requiring immediate attention, students are urged to go to an emergency room. After-hours assistance for urgent situations can be obtained by dialing 305-284-9100. Students with Aetna Student insurance may also contact the 24-hour Nurse Line by calling 800-556-1555 to speak with a nurse.


The Health & Counseling Centers Fee is mandatory for students regardless of credit hour load and all students registered in an off-campus program who are enrolled in the University sponsored student insurance plan.

Employees may be charged the Health and Counseling Centers fee on their initial bill, however, the charge will be removed from their bill soon after the last day to drop or add a class, if they remain eligible for tuition remission benefits. Dependents of UM employees are treated the same as all other students.

Health Insurance

Domestic students enrolled in six or more credit hours per semester (or considered full-time) are required to obtain adequate health insurance (see exceptions). The annual premium for the health insurance plan offered through the University is added to each student's fees. Domestic students with adequate alternative coverage may request cancellation of the insurance fee via the Aetna student portal.  Insurance cancellation must be renewed each year.   

Deadlines to waive the insurance are:

  • July 15 for the Fall semester
  • January 5 for the Spring semester
  • May 25 for the Summer semesters

Domestic students can check the status of their insurance waiver/cancellation request via CaneLink.  The insurance premium will be prorated for those students entering for the first time in the Spring or Summer semesters. No waiver and/or refund will be granted after the above dates.

Enrolled students who have previously waived the insurance charge can reinstate the insurance prior to the Spring semester or first Summer session by completing the reinstatement request form and checklist. Coverage can also be reinitiated at the start of the Fall semester by choosing not to re-waive the charge, or at other times during the academic year, if within 30 days of termination of other similar coverage, by completing the reinstatement request form and checklist. Documentation of termination may be requested.

The deadline for reinstatement of insurance is March 5 for the Spring semester. Please do not consider your reinstatement complete until reinstatement has been verified via CaneLink, i.e. the charge has been posted to your student account and all charges on your account have been paid.

All international students are required to enroll in the University sponsored health insurance program. The annual premium for this coverage is added to each student's fees.

Any additional questions regarding the health insurance requirement should be directed to the Student Health Service at 305-284-5921 or to


All students are required to provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella; tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; and meningitis ACWY.  All new students must also provide proof of immunization against hepatitis B or sign a waiver declining these immunizations. An immunization form must be completed and returned to the Student Health Service prior to arrival on campus.  For students less than 18 years old, hepatitis vaccine waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All international students must also be screened for tuberculosis by completing page two of the immunization form.

Deadlines for submission of immunization records are Fall - July 25, Spring - January 15, and Summer - April 15. Failure to comply with this requirement will interfere with registration. Immunization compliance can also be verified at Login instructions are listed here:

Most students will be able to obtain the required immunization information from their prior medical providers or from their prior high school, college, or university. Students who believe that they were previously immunized but are unable to provide proof of immunization may either obtain blood tests confirming immunity or obtain the necessary immunizations. Immunizations and blood tests documenting immunity are available at the Student Health Service. All charges are in addition to processing fees for late forms.

Immunization against varicella (chicken pox) is suggested and is available at the Student Health Service for a fee.


Students with the University sponsored student insurance plans receive enhanced benefits if prescriptions are filled at the Walgreens pharmacy located on the first floor of the Lennar Medical Center.

Lennar Walgreens Pharmacy

  • Hours:  Monday – Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Phone:  305-351-0606
  • Fax:  305-351-0608