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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.

Buy or waive health insurance

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.

Buy health insurance


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.

Learn more about immunizations

Contact Information

Health Services

Office Location
Office Hours
  • Health Services is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Health Services is closed when the University is closed.

  • Directions:
    Health Services can be reached either from Park Avenue or Birch Street. To get to Birch, take Maywood Street (heading toward Park Avenue) and then turn right onto Birch Street. Follow the signs to the Health Services building.