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Northwestern provides a number of discounts to employees:

  • On books and many other products at the University Bookstore
  • On a variety of services through the MERSC program
  • On eligible types of care at Northwestern clinics, laboratory services and X-rays
  • On most health and wellness retail products sold in the clinics and herbal dispensary


Northwestern provides a variety of discounts through the MERSC program. Employees can choose from discounts on restaurants, entertainment and recreation, sporting events, movie theaters, cultural events, retail services, auto and home services, and much more.

Northwestern clinics

Eligible types of care

All employees are eligible for chiropractic care, acupuncture, Oriental medicine and massage therapy in University Health Services - De Rusha Clinic at a reduced cost.

Employees may seek laboratory care at Northwestern’s Clinical Lab Services, located on-campus at the Northwestern Health Clinic Bloomington. X-ray services are also available

Free and discounted care

There is not a fee charged to employees receiving chiropractic, acupuncture and Oriental medicine services in University Health Services - De Rusha Clinic

Dependents, which include spouse, domestic partner, and children who are considered dependents under Northwestern's medical plan definition, will incur a copay.

All employees may receive care at Northwestern Health Clinic Bloomington as fee-for-service patients.

Lab tests and X-rays

Employees who are on Northwestern's medical plan may receive routine laboratory tests ordered through Northwestern’s Clinical Lab Services at no charge (lab testing is provided by Quest Diagnostics). Employees not enrolled in Northwestern’s medical plan will receive a 20% discount on the above laboratory services. Lab tests from non-preferred providers (Great Smokies, Meta Metrix, etc.) are not covered by this policy and 100% of the charges must be paid by the employee.

Employees who are on Northwestern's medical plan may also receive X-ray services through any of Northwestern clinics at no charge. Employees not enrolled on Northwestern's medical plan will receive a 20% discount on x-ray services.

Work-related illness or injury

Employees may not be treated in University Health Services - De Rusha Clinic or in the public clinics of Northwestern for work-related injuries or illnesses.

For complete details, contact Human Resources

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