Learn About NUSHP Benefits:

Mandatory health insurance for students may be the law, but at Northeastern, it’s more than that. It is a commitment to the health and well-being of each of our students. Good health and holistic wellness are critical for students to achieve academic success.  With healthcare costs at all time highs, plans with inadequate benefits and cover place student’s education at a significant risk.  The financial burden associated with an accident or illness can interrupt their studies, putting their academic pursuits—and ultimately their professional and career goals—on hold or ending them completely. That’s a risk we find unacceptable. Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP) has comprehensive nationwide coverage and provides access to exceptional providers Our goals are clear: assemble excellent coverage from industry leaders, make it affordable, and assure that it addresses the health and well-being needs of our students wherever their education takes them. With NUSHP, those goals are met!

Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts:

Students on the student health plan  enjoy health care coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS). With its national strength and depth of health care experience, BCBS provides comprehensive benefits at reasonable costs through leading hospitals, physicians, and other providers in Boston and across the country. This means that students are covered when they are on campus as well as when they are at home. With coverage provided through the BCBS Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), NUSHP members have the freedom to access the care they need from the providers they choose, along with the ability to further control costs and maximize benefits when they select in-network providers.

University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS)

University Health and Counseling Services is Northeastern’s on-campus resource, dedicated to helping our students stay physically and mentally healthy and providing high quality care when they are ill or injured. Our state-of-the-art facility staffed by an expert medical and behavioral health services team is your first stop for care in Boston. To learn more about them, check out their website here.

Introducing Fenway Health

Fenway Health’s 100,000 square foot facility, just a short distance from campus, is located at 1340 Boylston Street (near Fenway Park). All of the services listed below are provided at this location.

NUSHP has negotiated a reduced co-payment schedule for medical services, preventive dental care services, and vision exams. There is a 50 percent reduction in the required copayments for prescription drug copayments for NUSHP members who are established patients for Fenway Health. NUSHP members have access to these reduced prescription drug copayments if they first have a medical office visit, behavioral health visit, receive vision or dental care services, or receive a complementary care service (e.g., massage, chiropractic, or acupuncture). Prescription medications may also be delivered for pick-up at University Health and Counseling Services or private residences (other than Northeastern University’s residence halls/housing) in the Boston area for established patients.

NUSHP Member Copayments at Fenway Health NUSHP Member Copayments at Other Participating Blue Cross and BlueShield of Massachusetts Provider
Medical Office Visit $20 $25
Routine GYN exam (one per year) $20 $25
Behavioral Health Care $20 $25
Vision Care Exam–Regular Exam $20 Not covered
Contact Lens Fitting $40 Not covered
Preventive Dental Care Services (including X-rays) – 2 per plan year $25 Not covered
Prescription Drug Copayments*
Tier One: $5 $10
Tier Two: $10 $15
Tier Three: $15 $30

*Only for NUSHP members who are established patients of Fenway Health

For more information about the services available at Fenway Health, please visit their website at: fenwayhealth.org. To schedule an appointment, please call 617-267-0900 or email NUSHP with benefits questions at: nushp@northeastern.edu.

All benefits provided by the NUSHP are governed by the plan documents for the 2022-2023 plan year. Nothing in this coverage description constitutes a promise of benefits for NUSHP.

Mental Health

NUSHP and Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) believe that mental health care is health care. BCBS provides their members plenty of options to make the right choice for them. To learn more about what BCBS offers please check our their Mental Health Resource Center here or check out their website.

Northeastern University also provides students with resources related to Mental Health. UHCS has expert behavioral professionals that students can work with via phone, video and in person by appointment for students in Massachusetts. Students outside of Massachusetts can access Find@Northeastern 24/7 for mental health support. To learn more information about this service please look here. You can find more information about UHCS and their mental health service check out their website.

Vision

NUSHP covers a periodic routine vision exam for adults. This includes one exam per plan year, covered at Fenway Health Center only. Please visit Fenway Health’s website at: fenwayhealth.org. To schedule an appointment, please call 617-267-0900. 

Dental Saving Program

In addition to the preventative dental services and other discounted dental services available through Fenway Health, every NUSHP member is automatically enrolled in Basix, a Dental Savings Program offering access to dental care at substantially reduced rates from contracted dental providers in Massachusetts and 29 other states across the country. For more information about Basix, visit their website at: basixstudent.com and choose Northeastern University.

Telehealth Benefits

Students who are enrolled in NUSHP and currently located within the U.S. are able to access telehealth visits through Well Connection. Students with NUSHP can seek medical or mental health support through the Well Connection app. There is currently no copay for Well Connection visits. The only way to use Well Connect is through the MyBlue App. To learn more about Well Connection, visit BCBS’s site here. To learn more about the MyBlue App please look at our enrollment page

Studying Abroad

Our commitment extends far beyond the limits of our campuses. As a recognized world leader in experiential learning, we place students in Co-op assignments across the country and around the globe. Our overseas study programs are also valuable and popular options for our students. No matter where our students study or work throughout the world, NUSHP supports  them every step of the way through Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core. To learn more go visit www.bcbsglobalcore.com.

Emergency Medical and Travel Assistance

Blue Cross Blue Shield Global (GeoBlue) offers medical evacuation and repatriation through GeoBlue. GeoBlue creates a simplified international healthcare experience for our members. Our network brings flexible coverage to every community in the U.S. and over 190 countries around the world, making it the broadest global network available. To learn more about what is included please check out our GeoBlue document here.

If you have further questions please feel free to call them at their toll free number: 1-844-268-2686.

Vaccines

Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 111, Section 24M) requires providers to report immunization information to a computerized immunization registry known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). Therefore all students need to be vaccinated. UHCS provides various vaccinations at their facility. All of the vaccines that would be offered at UHCS are considered routine preventive immunizations and should be covered at no cost to the student. UHCS does not provide shots for COVID-19. To get that shot, NUSHP has pharmacy benefits and immunizations benfits covered at CVS. To learn more about vaccines and providers please read this for more information. 

Details of NUSHP

What does the plan cover? How much would I need to pay out of pocket? What doctors are in network? These are all important questions you would like answered before enrolling into any health plan. Below you will find links to documents with all those answers about what this plan offers to our student.