Student Support and Health Services

Michigan Tech University does not have an affiliated Student Health Center. However, there are many local health options you can pick from.

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Student Health Insurance

Benefit Services facilitates the Michigan Tech student Health insurance plan and processes insurance information and questions. For more information email, call 906-487-1088, or visit the Student Health Insurance page.

You are required to have and maintain health insurance coverage throughout your stay at Michigan Tech if you are:

  • An undergraduate international student
  • A student athlete
  • A graduate student, either domestic (US citizen) or international

Undergraduate domestic (US citizen) students are not mandated to have comprehensive health insurance, but are welcome to utilize the comprehensive health plan offered through Michigan Tech Benefit Services.

Undergraduate International Students/Student Athletes/Graduate (Domestic and International) Students:

  • If you are not otherwise insured, information on purchasing health insurance will be provided when you report to campus.
  • If you already have insurance that will cover you while at Michigan Tech, you must bring proof of coverage with you and a copy of the insurance policy (not mandatory for undergraduate domestic students).
  • Fees for required student health insurance must be paid after student pays tuition (payments can be made through your student Banweb account).

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Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being at Michigan Tech is here to help you gain perspective and be successful both personally and academically. Professional staff at Counseling Services is composed of licensed therapists who possess both academic and personal counseling training and skills. Services are free and confidential and are provided by licensed professional staff. The staff can assist students with personal issues that may interfere with school and life in general. Counselors can provide guidance with tough decisions, help manage stress, assist to improve communication skills, and foster self-awareness. Any concerns, including depression, pregnancy, anxiety, loneliness, substance abuse, or problems with a relationship, can be discussed with a counselor in a confidential setting.

For information or an appointment, call 906-487-2538 or email Twenty-four-hour emergency services are available—call Public Safety and Police Services at 906-487-2216 and ask for the counselor on call.

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Public Safety and Police Services

Public Safety is our on-campus certified police agency. It is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For on-campus emergencies dial 123 or 911. For off-campus emergencies dial 911 (US International Emergency Dial Code for police, fire, ambulance).

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Disability Services

Michigan Tech is committed to assisting students; those with disabilities who are interested in using accommodations such as extended time for exams, select adaptive technology, priority scheduling, special housing and parking arrangements should contact us. For disability and accommodation concerns, please email Christy Oslund (, call 906-487-3558, or visit the Student Disability Services page.

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Michigan Tech partners with CampusWell to provide students with the latest information on how to live a healthy lifestyle while adapting to college life at Michigan Tech.

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Local Resources

Michigan Tech University does not have an affiliated Student Health Center. However, there are many great options in the local area that your Husky can pick from.


Need a flu shot or vaccine? Connect with one of the local area health providers to schedule an appointment:

Michigan Tech highly recommends that students have the following vaccinations before arriving to campus:

  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Meningitis or Meningococcal Quadrivalent (A,C,Y, W-135) - initial dose at 11-12 years of age, booster at 16 years of age
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal - consider ages 16-23 (2 or 3 doses based on brand given)
  • Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Pertussis - primary series and booster within the last ten years)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) - two doses
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) - two doses if you have not had the chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A - 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses
  • HPV-Human Papillomavirus (Men and Women) - 3 doses for students 11-26
  • Influenza (Flu) - Annually
    • Flu Shot clinics are held on campus a few times a year and Flu Shots are provided (insurance will be billed). For more information on clinic dates and times email Whitney Boroski (
  • Polio - Primary Series completed

For more information on immunizations, see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.