Health & Well-Being
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Insurance and Resources for MD Students

Good health begins with you.

At Michigan Medicine, we believe that as future doctors, you need to take care of your own well-being first. That’s why we offer all medical students comprehensive health and wellness services.

As a student in our MD Program, you’ll not only have access to services provided through the Medical School but also to health and wellness programs available through the University of Michigan.

24-Hour Crisis Support for Current Students

Free, confidential support for current students with mental health concerns:

  • Crisis Text Line - Text “UMICH” to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis volunteer
  • CAPS After Hours - Call 734-764-8312 to reach the UM Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) after-hours support line and speak to a licensed mental health professional

Health Care

As a medical student, you can access comprehensive outpatient care through the University Health Service. If you do not already have health insurance, you can enroll in one of the health care plans offered through the University of Michigan, including GradCare or the Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan.

All medical students are required to carry health insurance coverage while enrolled in the MD Program and must provide proof of required immunizations.

Other Coverage


All medical students are enrolled in a long-term disability insurance plan, and you can extend and increase your coverage after graduation.


Our liability policy covers any clinical experiences involved in earning credit toward a medical degree, working with one of our faculties, or participating in approved mentoring or shadowing programs. Contact the Student Affairs team in the Office of Medical Student Education for more information.

Mental Health Services

Our Medical Student Mental Health Program provides free, comprehensive mental health services for all Michigan Medicine students.

Services include:

  • One-on-one counseling (up to 12 sessions per academic year)
  • Therapy groups
  • Seminars
  • Mental health screenings

We also offer confidential, no-cost psychiatric evaluations and treatment.

In addition, all medical students will have access to a campus crisis text line, an after-hours urgent support line, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, the Addiction Medicine Clinic, and a substance abuse recovery program.


As a medical student, you can access complete, low-cost dental checkups at the Michigan School of Dentistry. You will also be eligible to enroll in one of the University of Michigan’s dental insurance plans for an added fee.

Student Well-Being

We’re committed to building and maintaining a culture that supports the well-being of our students and faculty, both within the Medical School and throughout the University of Michigan. 

Initiatives include:

  • Our Office of Well-Being, dedicated to identifying and addressing day-to-day workplace stressors and frictions
  • The University Health Service offers a variety of well-being programs
  • A student contemplation room in the Taubman Health Sciences Library offers a private space to reflect, meditate or engage your spirituality

Other resources to support you during your time as a student include the Medical School’s Student Affairs Counselors, Peer Support Advocates, M-Home and Student Council, among others.

Fitness and Wellness Facilities

The University of Michigan offers several options for staying fit and active on campus.