Student Health Fee
The Student Health Fee covers mental health visits at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). There is no visit limit at HUHS; the number of visits is based on medical necessity as determined by the provider. For more information on available services, visit the HUHS Counseling and Mental Health Services webpage.
Student Health Insurance Plan
The Student Health Insurance Plan covers mental health inpatient and outpatient services outside of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS).
Students who waive the Student Health Insurance Plan portion are eligible to be seen at HUHS under the Student Health Fee, but are responsible for the cost of mental health care outside of HUHS.
|Services*||Student Health Fee
(Care at HUHS)
|Student Health Insurance Plan|
|Outpatient Mental Health||As medically necessary||40 visits per plan year
(Combined in and out-of-network)
Pediatric (through age 17)
|As medically necessary||10 visits per plan year [combined in-network and out-of-network]
(Subject to clinic and physicians ' office visit limit)
Adult (18 and older)
|As medically necessary||6 visits per plan year [combined in-network and out-of-network]
(Subject to clinic and physicians’ office visit limit)
|Inpatient Admission to a General Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, or Substance Abuse Facility||N/A||As medically necessary|
Where to Find a Mental Health Provider
- HUHS Counseling and Mental Health Services
Provides assessment, treatment, education, and consultation to support the well being and functioning of Harvard students. To schedule an appointment call (617) 495-2042 or visit HUHS Counseling and Mental Health Services for more information.
- Search Online
Find a Behavioral Health Provider at a location near you on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website (Select the Blue Care Elect Network).
- Contact BCBS by phone
Call the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Blue Care Elect Network at (877) 566-2583. The representatives answering these calls are trained to help you find the right provider based on your concerns and the location where you wish to receive care.