MHECare Student Health Solutions

Created in conjunction with MHEC’s Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee (SHBAC), MHECare was established through requests from key higher education and legislative leaders seeking a collaborative region-wide approach to supporting student health and wellness. The committee is charged with exploring regional initiatives to improve higher education productivity for colleges and universities that face increasing demands for student health care. The committee consists of a wide cross section of experts in student health benefits from campuses across the MHEC states and beyond.  In 2012-13 MHECare began providing institutions of higher education access to an array of solutions that assist campuses in supporting student health.

MHEC offers institutions access to programmatic options for fully insured school-sponsored plans and virtual mental health services.  Now more than ever, in light of COVID-19, access to mental health support remains critical for students. According to a recent ACHA and Healthy Minds survey, The Impact of COVID-19 on College Student Well-Being, 60% of students indicate that the pandemic has made it more difficult to access mental health care. Having adequate mental health supports on campus is critical to student success. MHEC offers institutions access to providers than can serve students’ mental health needs virtually given institutional staffing and geographic constraints.

Campuses can leverage MHECare solutions with peace of mind knowing that MHEC has performed its due diligence through a comprehensive and extensive RFP process, enabling student health administrators the opportunity to spend their time focused on efforts that will directly impact students. 

The program is also available to postsecondary institutions of MHEC's sister compact regions in the New England Board of Higher Education, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee
Kelsi Anderson Bryan College of Health Sciences Nebraska
Maureen Cahill The Ohio State University Ohio
Nick Chancellor University of Illinois Illinois
Jessica Doty University of North Dakota Main Campus North Dakota
Katie Fitzsimmons North Dakota University System North Dakota
Thomas Guerin University of Cincinnati Ohio
Keswic Joiner Minnesota State Minnesota
Katherine "Kat" Lindsey Kent State University Ohio
Does your institution have a health care option for students?

MHECare helps institutions support the student learning experience by providing protection from unexpected medical expenses.

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MHEC-Breanne Hegg

Breanne Hegg

Vice President
Programs & Contracts