Massachusetts Law Requiring Health Insurance
Health and accident insurance is required by Massachusetts law for all students.
Please visit the Student Accounts Office for more information about buying health insurance, showing proof of health insurance, or waiving health coverage.
Insurance and Information for International Students
The state of Massachusetts does not allow international students who have insurance coverage from their home country to waive participation in student health insurance plan.
You are required to have health insurance to cover health care, such as preventative care, emergency treatment, hospital stays or visits to a specialist, X-rays, prescription medicine or laboratory tests.
Health care is extremely expensive in the United States, and this health insurance will protect you from economic hardship if you have sudden expenses for medical care.
International students will need a new prescription from a U.S. doctor or nurse practitioner to purchase medication in the United States. Some medications available in your home country may not be available in the U.S.
You will be required to make an appointment to see a provider at Clark Health Services to have prescriptions refilled. When you come to Clark, please bring a one-month supply of any prescription medicines with you.
All students must be immunized in accordance with Massachusetts state law.