Health Requirements

Incoming Health Requirements

Massachusetts state law requires that all Boston University students have proof of immunizations and medical insurance that meets benefit levels mandated by the state.

Please refer to BU Student Health Services’ CELOP health requirements page for the most up-to-date Immunization and Physical Form and information regarding medical insurance and immunizations.

For help uploading your Immunization and Physical Form to Patient Connect, please see below.

Waiving the BU Student Health Insurance Plan

The Boston University Student BASIC Plan can be waived in only very few cases. Please read the Comparable Coverage Checklist for details and to determine if you have a comparable level of health insurance coverage. You may waive BU Student Health Insurance if you determine your insurance plan meets the new Comparable Coverage Checklist.

Accepted fall and spring semester semesters who would like to waive BU Student Health Insurance must submit an online insurance waiver request. Accepted summer semester students can waive using a paper form that we will provide.

The BU Student Accounting Services office reviews all waiver requests to determine eligibility reply with their decision.The fees for the BU Student Health Insurance Plan will stay on your account if you do not submit the online waiver or if your insurance plan is denied by the BU Student Accounting Office.

If you have questions about the BU Student Health Insurance Plan, please email and include your full name and BU ID number in your email.

BU Student Health Insurance Plan Card

If you are enrolled in the BU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), you can access and print out your insurance ID card on Aetna’s website.

Click “Get your ID card”, enter your BUID Number (UXXXXXXXX) and date of birth. Then, click submit. You will see the digital copy of your BU Student Health Insurance Plan Card.

If you want to print it out, click the “Print Card” Button.


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