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Health Insurance

All Butler students are required to have valid health insurance. All F1 and J1 Visa status undergraduate international students will be automatically enrolled in the Butler University sponsored student injury and sickness insurance plan regardless of the number of credit hours taken (with the exception of ISEP participants who are covered through the ISEP program).

Graduate international students will NOT be automatically enrolled in Butler's health plan, and will be required to show proof of alternate health insurance coverage.

Details about the University's student injury and sickness insurance coverage can be found at

To set up MyAccount….to get access to claims status, EOBs, ID Cards, network providers, etc.

During Orientation, if you have not already contracted your health insurance, we will be available to help you sign up and get necessary documents to Health Services for your file.

Butler Benefits and Plan Information (PDF)

Health History Requirement

All Butler students are required to have, on file at Health Services, their health history including all required vaccinations. New this year, students can submit information using a secure online web portal called MyHealth

Health and Recreation Complex (HRC)

The HRC is located on the north side of campus. In the HRC:

Health Services provides treatment for illnesses and minor injuries. A full-time medical doctor (MD) and nurses are available Monday through Friday. Health Services strives to keep students informed of health concerns and "wellness" topics. Find all services and offerings here.

Counseling and Consultation Services provides individual and group therapy for students related to academic, career and personal-social stress in a safe and confidential setting. Details provided on the C&C Services website. Visit the 'Getting Adjusted' tab within the International Student Services website.

Fitness Center is equipped with work-out machines, indoor swimming pools, basketball courts and more. For long-term (F-1) students, access to the fitness center is included in your activities fee. For short-term (J-1) students, you will need to purchase a membership to access the fitness center.



Intramural and Club Sports information is available in the HRC as well.

Club: The club sports are a little more competitive and require the students to demonstrate their skills during 'callouts', which usually take place at the beginning of each semester (depending on the sport's season). There is more of a time commitment; the teams usually practice 2-3 times per week. Also, if your team qualifies, the team may participate in a regional or national competition.

For a list of club sports and callout dates, click here.

Intramural: The Intramural sports are a more relaxed and flexible concept. Most students who play on intramural teams are only playing for enjoyment and the teams may not be as competitive as the club sport teams. The 'season' is shorter, usually lasting only 3-4 weeks, practices are less frequent, and there are no 'callouts' for intramural sports.

So, gather a group of friends and register for the table tennis team or the flag (American) football team here!

Butler Campus Farm is located west of campus on the southeast corner of the intramural athletic fields. The campus farm was started by the Earth Charter Butler student organization in fall 2009.

"The farm concept arose from an interest in local organic foods, sustainability, environmental justice, food security, and the interconnectedness of life on Earth. Our vision for the Butler Campus Farm is to provide the Butler University community with an opportunity to grow and learn.  The social, environmental, and health benefits that we seek to provide through this venture include access to fresh food, community building opportunities, better personal health, education, and environmental protection."

The campus farm is always looking for volunteers to help plant and maintain the 1/2 acre farm. You will be paid in fresh fruits and vegetables!

If you would prefer to just eat the delicious food produced by Butler's farm, you can find them under the gazebo on the north side of Atherton Union every Monday afternoon (4-6pm) throughout the spring, summer and fall.