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International Student FAQs: Health Insurance

I am an international student. How can I get health insurance?

International students can contact one of the health insurance providers listed here. Most private insurance companies will not insure individuals with preexisting conditions. For example, if you already have COVID-19, you may not be able to get insurance.

US citizens with low or no income may be eligible to apply for Medicaid through their local hospital or online.

I am an international student. I need help understanding insurance. Who can I talk to?

Here is a link to definitions of important insurance words.

International student insurance agents will help you understand your options in simple English. Many international student insurance companies have translators and/or information available in several different languages.

For more details, contact Miranda Mueller at or Jihoon Doh at