Colorado state law requires all students enrolled for one or more classes and born on or after January 1, 1957, to provide proof of immunization for: two rubella (measles); two rubella (German measles); and two mumps vaccinations. If you can't verify your immunizations, you will need to be re-immunized. Hepatitis B and Meningitis vaccines are strongly recommended for new international students, but not required. Medical, religious, and personal exemptions are allowed by law.
The University requires that all incoming international students and students with risk factors for Tuberculosis (TB) be tested for it. The Wardenburg Health Center on campus uses the Tuberculosis Information Form to screen students for risk factors. Students deemed to be at risk must be tested. If test results are positive and treatment is needed, free care is available through the Colorado Department of Health.
New students must submit immunization information by the deadline set by Wardenberg Health Center (January 22 for Spring 2014). This is an important deadline, because you will be assessed a $25 late penalty and a STOP will be placed on your student record (which means you will not be allowed to register for classes) if you neglect to submit immunization records.
Wardenburg Health Center's web site is: http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/. You can download and print immunization forms and instructions by clicking on "New Students or New Patient" and then "Immunizations."
All students and their dependents ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE to cover the cost of medical treatment.
In the U.S., medical care is not paid for by the government, and it is expensive if you don’t have insurance. 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. You may choose one of the plans made available by the University, or may waive the University insurance and choose a plan of your own. Regardless, you will have to show proof of insurance coverage.
If you choose a plan OTHER THAN those offered by the Wardenburg Health Center, you will have to WAIVE the Wardenburg plan. Instructions for how to do this will be available when you check-in. Be sure to waive the plan by the deadline determined by Wardenberg Health Center (January 22 for Spring 2014).
Packets with complete information on health insurance and enrollment instructions are available from Wardenburg Health Center. For more details on health insurance, please visit the Wardenburg Health Center's web site.
Please make sure you are fully covered at all times when you are physically present in the U.S. Check to make sure of the CU insurance coverage dates. If you arrive before the coverage starts, you should purchase a policy that will cover you until the CU coverage begins.
You may bring an insurance plan with you from your home country. If you decide to buy insurance from a private insurance company, search the internet for companies that offer insurance coverage and services to international students.
Attention J-1 students: J-1 students must have proof of specific J-1 insurance coverage upon arrival at CU. Be sure to read about the required insurance for J-1 visa holders and be prepared to present a completed and signed J-1 Insurance Compliance Form and copy of your proof of insurance and insurance policy to ISSS at check in.