Health insurance is required for all students. Health and dental insurance are available at the time of registration. The university has selected United Healthcare as the provider for students. The university does not endorse or sponsor any dental plan.
Students who are covered by a US health insurance policy may waive insurance by completing the waiver form in CaneLink. The insurance company must prove that this policy provides benefits at least equal to those required by the University of Miami. Insurance cancellation must be renewed each fall semester via myUM.
PhD Students Only: Note that even though your insurance may be partially or fully covered, you must still register for insurance annually.
Student Health Services: Insurance Information
Student Health Center
5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard (Lennar Building), Coral Gables, FL 33146
Main Number 305 284 9100
Pharmacy 305 284 5922
Health Insurance 305 284 1652
Immunization 305 284 5933
Medical School Graduate Students may receive urgent care, without additional cost, at Family Medicine on the medical campus – located on the 5th floor of the Professional Arts Center. Urgent care is available for issues that cannot wait to be addressed at the Student Health Service or by appointment at a physician’s office. For example, influenza, upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infections could be treated through urgent care.
Students may also 305-243-CARE (2273), select prompt #4 for STUDENTS NEEDING SAME DAY APPOINTMENT.
Behavioral Health Services
305 243 2774
Anxiety, depression, low self–esteem, or undue anger can affect anyone. Sometimes these feelings are temporary and can be overcome using coping strategies like better sleep, relaxation, exercise, proper eating habits and the support of your friends. At other times, the stresses of life cannot be readily managed, and the feelings may become overwhelming. When this happens and you find it hard to function, you may want to seek professional help.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, located on the Medical Campus, offers students in need up to five free visits with a qualified psychiatrist.
If you find yourself confused or uncertain about your goals and career path our faculty and student mentors can be a great source of advice. In addition, each of the program directors, program coordinators and everyone in the OGS cares about you and are willing to help.
Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center has personal counselors who can help students effectively cope with the challenges of college life and facilitate learning, growing and socializing. They offer a wide range of services including individual, career and educational counseling aimed at enhancing personal growth and development.
Regular appointments are available Monday through Friday. Students can call the center directly at 305 284 5511 to request appointments. The University Counseling Center is located in Building 21–R of the Center for Student Services on the Coral Gables campus. Dr. Addys Karunaratne is available to meet with students on the medical campus in the Clinical Research Building. If a crisis occurs when the Center is closed, counselors can be reached by calling the University of Miami Police department at 305 284 6666.
Sexual Assault Response Team
The Student Counseling Center also coordinates the Sexual Assault Response Team. Trained advocates can be reached for support related to a sexual assault at any time during the regular academic year by phoning 305 798 6666.