Student Health Services PlanAll undergraduate and graduate UAB students have access to UAB Student Health Services (SHS) Plan at no additional cost.* This access is included as part of tuition and replaces Tier I, Tier II, optional student, and Single Visit Option plans.
All students have access to the SHS regardless of insurance coverage. However, access to SHS does not replace the major medical insurance requirement (BC/BS, VIVA, etc.) for student groups defined below. Health Insurance coverage is part of each program’s requirements and is necessary to help cover hospital and ER visits, specialty care, and lab/x-ray costs which are not included in the basic Student Health Services Plan.
Some students at UAB are required to have major medical insurance. More information about these students is available in the Mandatory Insurance/Waivers section.