For this reason, the University offers health and dental insurance coverage to students through the University of Iowa Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and UIGRADCare, two group policies administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, working with Iowa State University, offers the Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan (SSHIP). The plan offers health insurance that protects students and scholars at school, at home, and while traveling or studying abroad.
However, the health fee is not health insurance, nor does it provide free access to health care. Thielen Student Health Center (TSHC) provides students with basic health care services at no extra cost, including office visits. The on-campus clinic is not open evenings or Sundays, and does not provide emergency care or hospital services.
Log in to MyUI >> under STUDENT INFORMATION, select the "+ More" button >> Student Life Management >> select the Student Insurance link. Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) provides health coverage.