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New Health and Wellness Fee

Posted July 16, 2021 by Wheaton College Parent Engagement
Tags: Parent Announcements

The email below was sent to students this morning. 

Dear students,

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Wheaton College has decided to simplify and encourage visits to Student Health Services by eliminating per visit charges. We will also continue our policy of not charging per visit for Counseling Services. Instead, a non-refundable $125 Health & Wellness Fee per semester will be charged to the student account of every degree-seeking undergraduate student attending classes on the main Wheaton College campus, except F1 VISA students who already incur a mandatory medical insurance charge.

This fee will also help ensure that the College has the human resources to continue providing access to low-cost, high quality counseling and medical care when needed, rather than charging a $45 first time visit fee and subsequent $30 per visit fee. The fee does not cover medications, lab tests, lab drawing fee, immunizations, allergy injections, medical supplies, and minor medical procedures. The fee—which is not being instituted because of COVID—will be included in the total cost of attendance. We are sharing information about this change now in order to be transparent about the new fee structure.

Please visit this FAQ page for more information or email student.wellness@wheaton.edu with any questions.

Sincerely,

Paul Chelsen, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development