Health Insurance

International Students: Health Insurance and Immunizations

Health Insurance Information for International Students

International students and visiting scholars at the University of San Diego School of Law must select one of the following two options to fulfull the health insurance requirement:

  1. Enroll in the University International Health Insurance Plan, coordinated through USD's provider Gallagher Koster, or
  2. Waive participation in the university-sponsored plan if the student or scholar has adequate health insurance coverage.

Please note: students will be able to waive the USD International Health Insurance plan once they have registered for classes for the upcoming semester. Students who choose to waive the USD health insurance requirement must do so at the start of each academic year (or their first semester at USD if starting in the Spring). After registering, students will receive information from the Office of International Students and Scholars about the waiver process and posted deadline. Students will be automatically enrolled in and charged for the university health insurance plan if they do not complete the waiver process by the posted deadline.

International students on visas may choose to waive the USD health requirement with a comparable insurance plan only if this plan includes ALL of the following features:

  • Effective throughout the semester and renewable for continuous coverage
  • Minimum dollar coverage of $100,000 per illness or injury
  • Include outpatient care (doctor visits, outpatient surgery, etc.)
  • Include hospitalization
  • Repatriation for at least $10,000
  • Medical evacuation for at least $25,000

International students who wish to obtain health insurance through the University of San Diego, or who wish to waive the coverage due to sufficient personal coverage, can do so by working with the Office of International Students and Scholars. 

International Student Health Insurance Fees

2013-2014

Semester

Annual

Student

$ 912.00

$ 1,824.00

Student + Spouse

$ 2,141.50

$ 4,283.00

Per Child

$ 1,358.50

$ 2,717.00

*All cost estimates are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change.

Immunizations for International Students

All new international students on visas are required to verify their immunization records by submitting a completed Student Immunization Form. Please visit the Student Health Center website for the Student Immunization Form, as well as for more information about the required vaccinations and the immunization verification process. If necessary, the Student Health Center offers the required vaccines for a fee.

Contact:

Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596

Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.