Health Insurance

Health Insurance

VCU GSSP staff and VCU international student services support staff are available to help you understand the various health insurance options in the U.S.

Immunizations and medical records

All VCU students are required to submit an immunization record to Student Health Services.

Download the Certificate of Immunizations and have a physician in your home country complete the information in English before you come to the U.S.

Note: Student Health Services does not accept tuberculosis (TB) tests done outside of the U.S. You must complete the TB test at the Student Health Services within five days of arriving on campus.

Health insurance

All international students are required to purchase health insurance which covers 80-100 percent of the cost of medical care and hospitalization while studying in the U.S. Medical care in the U.S. is quite expensive, and you must have health insurance to help with these costs. Information about different health insurance plans will be made available at orientation.