Health Insurance

Student Health Plans

Student health insurance plans for medical (including mental health), vision, and dental are available to current Pitt students, including family/domestic partners. Review the summary guide, plan descriptions, and coverage and rate details at the Office of Human Resources Student Health Plans page.

For general plan inquiries, contact the University's Benefits Department by calling 833-852-2210 or submit an inquiry online using Service Area: “Benefits” and I need help with “Student Health Insurance.”

Pitt Student Health Insurance Medical Hardship Assistance Fund

The Pitt Student Health Insurance Medical Hardship Assistance Fund application has been established to assist students covered by Pitt’s student health insurance plan who are impacted by recent health insurance changes and face financial hardships due to medical costs for services rendered between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

University students enrolled in a Pitt student health insurance plan are encouraged to submit an application accompanied by acceptable documentation.

Questions about the fund can be directed to

Additional Plans

International Students

Please note that the U.S. does not have national, free medical care. For this reason, the University requires international students to have individual medical insurance. 

View the Office of International Services’ list of resources and filter Category results for Health Insurance. 

Domestic Students

Domestic students may purchase coverage from the Marketplace at

Coverage for children may be available through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Pennsylvania’s program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.

Assist America - Health Insurance while Traveling

Graduate students (and their families) enrolled in a UPMC health insurance plan are automatically eligible for Assist America services when they travel outside the UPMC network. These services include emergency medical services such as help with hospital admissions, referrals to qualified physicians, and emergency medical evacuation.

To learn more, visit Coverage while Traveling on the Office of Human Resources website and scroll down to the Emergencies and Assistance section for information on Assist America.

International SOS - Coverage while Studying Abroad

Since 2016, Pitt has provided comprehensive health and security coverage to enrolled Pitt graduate and professional students traveling abroad in pursuit of their scholarship and professional development.