The United States does not have universal healthcare. International students should have medical insurance during their stay in the U.S. Medical emergencies can get very expensive and insurance can help limit your personal costs.
Athletes are required to have health insurance meeting the required coverage for intercollegiate activity. Athletes should contact their coach or athletic trainer for further details.
If you need an ambulance or emergency medical care, dial 911 on any phone 24 hours a day. You can also dial 0 to reach the operator. They will send an ambulance to transport you to a hospital emergency room. The hospital will need the name of your health insurance company and policy number, so you should always carry your health insurance card with you.
Bring a copy of your medical records with you to the US, including immunization and vaccination records and prescriptions. It is generally a good idea to visit your doctor before you leave for the US.
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International students should note that in addition to tuition, fees, room and board, and living expenses, they will have to pay for health insurance. The federal government does not require students on an F-1 visa to have health insurance, but having one is always a good idea.
There are a variety of student health insurance programs that are available to international students. Choose one that best fits your needs.
Student Health Center:
There is an on campus Student Health Center to assist students with their healthcare needs. Services include treatment for illness and injury (non-emergency), in-office laboratory testing, immunizations, well-woman examinations, and physical examinations/consultation.
Nearby Hospitals and Clinics:
St Joseph Health Center – 300 1st Capitol Dr; (636) 947-5000
St. Charles County Dept of Community Health & the Environment - 1650 Boonslick; (636) 949-7400
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital - 10 Hospital Dr., St. Peters; (636) 916-9000
Logan College, Chiropractic Center - 2067 Zumbehl Road; (636) 1-800-782-3344
St. Charles Clinic & Pharmacy - 2850 West Clay; (636) 946-7838
Volunteer in Medicine – (636) 724-4848
St. Charles Optical Co. - 1001 Fairgrounds Road; (636) 946-6763
Total Access Urgent Care - 2138 1st Capital Drive; (636) 534-4498
SSM Health Urgent Care - 711 Veterans Memorial Parkway; (636) 669-2211
Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care - 2031 Zumbehl Road; (636) 206-2690
Our Urgent Care - 2893 Veterans Memorial Parkway; (636) 724-1100