We've compiled resources to help you understand how health care works in the U.S. and at CU.
All CU students are required to have health insurance to cover the cost of medical treatment.
As an international student, it is your responsibility to have health insurance at all times while in the United States. Students entering their degree program in a fall term must purchase a policy that will meet their needs and cover them from the time of arrival in the U.S. until CU Boulder coverage starts on August 18.
J-1 students have specific requirements for insurance and documentation. Please read about the required insurance for J-1 visa holders here.
The following immunizations requirements must be completed online by all new fall students by February 3, 2017:
If you have any questions please call Patient Services at 303-492-5107.
In the U.S., navigating the health care system is complex and can be difficult to understand. When you seek medical care, you are responsible for paying the bill, regardless of whether or not you have insurance, and you are responsible for paying any costs that are not covered by your insurance company.
The video below teaches international students how to prepare for their arrival in the US, how the US healthcare system works and how students should seek medical care appropriately if they become sick or injured.