Health & Counseling Fee (HCF)

Mandatory for all DU undergraduates, and optional for DU graduate students, the Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) helps ensure that you and the rest of the DU student community have access to low-cost counseling and medical appointments, as well as discounts for medications, lab tests, and other services. It is $200-per-quarter ($300-per-semester) charge that covers or reduces the cost of many services at the Health & Counseling Center (HCC). Benefits of the HCF include:

  • Low co-payments for counseling and medical appointments ($20 for primary care)
  • Discounted in-house medications
  • Discounted laboratory tests
  • Discounted procedures

HCF for Undergraduate Students

The HCF is a mandatory fee that cannot be waived. Similar to the technology fee or student activity fee, it's not a charge for individual services or coverage. Instead, the HCF entitles you to access a wide range of services provided by the HCC including low- or no-cost visits, medications, lab tests, procedures, and more. The fee supports all HCC services — medical, 24/7 counseling, CAPE (the Center for Advocacy, Prevention, & Empowerment), Health Promotion events and outreach, and the Collegiate Recovery Community — while decreasing the cost of medical and counseling visits at the HCC. Co-pays and additional charges remain the student's responsibility.

HCF for Graduate Students

The HCF is an optional fee that can be waived. It is not a charge for individual services or coverage. Instead, the HCF allows students access to a wide range of services provided by the HCC including low- or no-cost visits, medications, lab tests, procedures, and more. Co-pays and additional charges remain the student's responsibility.

  • How to Waive the HCF

    Please consider the many benefits of participating before waiving the HCF, especially if you plan on enrolling in SHIP.

    To waive participation in the student health and counseling services program, complete the waiver form located in MyDU.

    1. In MyDU: Select the following options:
      • Student Resources
      • Records and Requests
      • Accept/Waive Health Insurance
    2. Once on the Health and Counseling Fee Waiver page, students simply need to click the radio button to elect coverage. An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours confirming the coverage choice

HCF Enrollment/Waiver Deadlines

Quarter Students: $225 per Quarter

  • Fall quarter: September 30, 2022
  • Winter quarter: January 20, 2023
  • Spring quarter: April 14, 2023
  • Summer quarter: June 30, 2023

Semester Students: $338 per Semester

  • Fall semester: September 3, 2022
  • Spring semester: January 27, 2023
  • Summer semester: June 16, 2023

Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) Enrollment

Submit completed enrollment form to info@hcc.du.edu or in person at the Health & Counseling Center.

Now available through DocuSign for fully electronic processing: DocuSign Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) Enrollment form for 2022-2023