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Urgent Care or Emergency Department?  How to decide

Urgent Care or Emergency Department? How to decide

Selecting the right facility for treatment is important.   It helps you get the correct level of care and can help reduce your out of pockets expenses.  Click here for a blog post by an Emergency Physician who offers tips for deciding when to visit an Urgent Care versus the Emergency Department.

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BetterHelp - New for Policy Year 18-19

BetterHelp is a confidential virtual counseling service, available at no cost for SHI enrollees.  Schedule appointments with licensed counselors using a communication method that best suits your needs, including ongoing text communications, live chat, phone, video or group webinars.  To access these resources, visit


Coverage for Spring Graduates

Coverage for current 18-19 members, including those graduating this spring, remains in place through August 12, 2019.  Click here for additional information. 

For the 2018-19 Academic Year

2018-19 Academic Year

Click on the links for details about the 2018-19 SHI Benefits Plan and WilceCare

Annual Academic Year Selection

Annual Academic Year Selection

Once you select the SHI Benefits Plan, your coverage stays in place for the entire remaining academic year if you meet eligiblity. You cannot drop or change term by term. Changes are limited to Qualifying Events.

Students that waived coverage for autumn semester may newly select coverage for Spring/Summer through My Buckeye Link.    

What We Do

We manage the university's requirement and provide options to meet it. We support students to make informed health insurance choices so they can help protect their academic progress from disruptive health care costs.

What We Offer

The SHI Benefits Plan is medical, mental health, prescription, vision and dental benefits with local, national, and international coverage. WilceCare Supplement is pre-paid illness and injury care at the Wilce Student Health Center.

Select or Waive

Each academic year students can select or waive the SHI Benefits Plan. Selection is the default. A waiver requires other adequate health insurance. Have you reviewed what you have and need?