Student Health Insurance
Phone: (217) 333-0165
Familiarize yourself with the student insurance website. This is where you will:
- Access your Insurance Card
- Extend your coverage
- Opt out
- Add dependents
The Board of Trustees requires all eligible students have health insurance coverage for the duration of their time at the University. UnitedHealthcare Student Resources underwrites the University sponsored plan, which is assessed automatically at the beginning of each semester in which the eligible student has registered for classes. Participating students receive comprehensive coverage that includes extremely low deductibles as well as meets all Affordable Care Act requirements. More information can be found at si.illinois.edu. Students who already have comparable coverage are able to opt out of the Student Health insurance plan once per academic year and have the fee refunded by submitting an approved online waiver at si.illinois.edu. If the student does not opt out by the deadline of the enrollment/change period, they will be automatically enrolled in the insurance and the Student Health Insurance Fee will no longer be refunded.
Participating students receive coverage they can extend into non-registered semesters such as summer. Insurance cards are accessible 24/7 using the online MyAccount system, also at si.illinois.edu.
Dental insurance provided through UnitedHealthcare StudentResources is available to graduate students enrolled in on-campus graduate degree programs. Graduate students holding waiver-generating appointments are enrolled at no additional cost in the custom plan. Others may enroll themselves or their dependents in the voluntary plan by paying the annual premium. See details.
Vision insurance provided through EyeMed is available to graduate students enrolled in on-campus graduate degree programs. Graduate students holding waiver-generating appointments are enrolled at no additional cost. Others may enroll themselves or their dependents in the same plan by paying the annual premium. See details.
McKinley Health Center
Phone: (217) 333-2701
McKinley is your campus health center. Conveniently located on campus at 1109 S. Lincoln Avenue, McKinley Health Center provides student friendly primary care, women’s health, mental health and health education services. In addition the Health Center offers a variety of ancillary services including a pharmacy, laboratory and radiology. The Health Center is open Monday through Saturday during the Fall and Spring semesters and provides 24/7 telephone nurse access. Check the McKinley website for summer and break hours. The Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This accreditation assures that we meet nationally recognized healthcare standards for quality and safety. For more information and to learn more about the full range of services visit the McKinley Health Center website at mckinley.illinois.edu.
Phone: (217) 333-3704
The Counseling Center provides comprehensive services for crisis triage management, outreach and prevention, clinical services, and training and education. Staff members at the Counseling Center have extensive training and experience working with college students. In addition, staff members reflect much of the diversity that is found on campus and are committed to meeting the specific needs of individuals from a variety of backgrounds whenever possible. The Counseling Center provides same-day initial appointments and we begin taking calls for our initial appointments at 7:50 am, Monday–Friday. We encourage you to call as early as possible at (217) 333-3704.
If you feel you need to reach out to a counselor or healthcare provider, here are some ways to do so:
- Schedule a Counseling Center phone consultation by calling 217-333-3704.
- McKinley Dial-a-Nurse is available by calling 217-333-2700.
- McKinley Health Center also offers telehealth services.
- United Healthcare telecounseling and telehealth are available to students with University Student Insurance.
See the Student Affairs COVID-19 Support Resources webpage for additional resources and the Graduate College Need Help page.
Summer Health Coverage
For information about summer health coverage for summer assistants, summer fellows, students with no summer appointment, and individuals who recently graduated, see the information Summer Health Coverage webpage. Questions can be addressed to the Graduate College, firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-0035.