MIT Health Insurance

Taking time away from MIT may have implications for your MIT Health Insurance coverage.

Students requesting a Medical Leave for the current term will be required to pay the MIT Health Plan fee. This is necessary to ensure coverage for charges incurred during the semester. Students with questions about health insurance coverage should contact the MIT Health Plans Office (617-253-4371).

Students enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Health Insurance Plan who are requesting a Medical Leave are eligible to continue coverage for up to two semesters and a summer following their leave. A student may request in writing to the Chief of MIT Mental Health and Counseling approval for one additional semester of MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan health insurance beyond the period granted. See the MIT Medical Leave and Return Policy for more information. Students who are taking a Medical Leave and are already enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Health Insurance Plan should let their dean know whether they would like to continue coverage.