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Medical Requirements

Medical Report

MIT requires that all incoming students submit a medical history, have a complete physical examination, and document immunity against certain infectious diseases. Medical Report forms need to be submitted before registering for classes. Specific deadlines for each term are listed on the form itself. More information and downloadable Medical Report forms may be found at

Registration will not be permitted for any student who has not complied with the Medical Report and/or immunization requirements stated above.

Health Insurance

All MIT students must have health insurance that meets the requirements for the Massachusetts Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Students with J-1 visas under MIT sponsorship must have insurance that also meets US Department of State regulations for themselves and their spouses and children who accompany them. More information about Massachusetts health insurance requirements may be found at

MIT Student Health Plan

The MIT Student Health Plan consists of two health plans, the MIT Student Medical Plan and the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan.

The MIT Student Medical Plan covers a wide range of services provided at MIT Medical, including primary care, many medical specialties, urgent care seven days a week, mental health care, and other services (see Medical Services in Chapter 2). Registered MIT students paying tuition to MIT are automatically enrolled in the MIT Student Medical Plan as part of their tuition. Student partners and children of students may use MIT Medical on a fee-for-service basis for limited services, or by paying a Partner/Child MIT Student Medical Plan premium for comprehensive access. To enroll their families, students must complete the MIT Student Health Plan enrollment form annually during the fall enrollment period. Partners and children of students who purchase the MIT Student Medical Plan premium must also provide evidence that they are enrolled in a health insurance plan or may purchase the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. If students wish to enroll their spouse (or spousal equivalent) or children, a new enrollment form must be submitted each academic year (September to August).

The MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan is designed to coordinate with the MIT Student Medical Plan and provides coverage for more extensive care, such as hospitalization, diagnostic tests, physical therapy, surgery, prescription medication, and obstetrical care. Since health insurance is mandatory under Massachusetts law, all regular students and special students (registered with 27 or more units), including students on a J-1 or F-1 visa, are automatically enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. Prior to the beginning of each term, students may submit an online request to waive the Student Extended Insurance Plan if they already have coverage which meets the Massachusetts requirements for student health insurance. J-1 students under MIT visa sponsorship may waive the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan only if their policies meet both the Massachusetts requirements and specified United States Information Agency (USIA) requirements. Massachusetts state law requires coverage through an insurance carrier based in the United States. New waiver forms must be filled out each academic year.

Special students taking two or more subjects, but registered at MIT with less than 27 units, are eligible to purchase the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan, but are not enrolled automatically.

The deadline for submitting enrollment forms and waiver forms is September 15 for fall term, February 15 for spring term, and June 15 for summer term.

More information about the MIT Student Health Plans, including benefits, rates, and enrollment or waiver processes, may be found at

Please contact MIT Health Plans at with enrollment or waiver questions, or contact Claims and Member Service at with any questions about benefits or claims.


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