Health Insurance Information
Per College policy, all F-1 students are covered by Georgetown College’s group F-1 health insurance plan. This allows you to have medical insurance coverage from the moment you arrive in the United States. Should you require medical care, you will be covered. For more detailed information about your medical insurance please contact Jason Snider.
It is important to know that medical care in the U.S. can be very expensive. If you do not feel well, you should visit the Student Health Center – this is free to all students. Should you not feel well and the Student Health Center is closed, an Urgent Treatment Clinic is typically your best option. If you have an emergency or need immediate medical care you should go to the Emergency Room (ER) – the emergency number in the U.S. is 911; it can be dialed from any phone free of charge.
Overview of US Healthcare and Health Insurance
Video courtesy of International Student Insurance
(Note: this is not the student insurance company Georgetown College has partnered with)
Medical Information for New Students
Georgetown College does not require students to have certain immunizations; however, the Office of International Student Services recommends being immunized (either through vaccination or naturally acquired immunity) against the following illnesses:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal meningitis
- Annual influenza
Students may arrange for the influenza (one free annually) and meningococcal meningitis vaccinations (for a fee) via the Office of International Student Services.
Students should plan to bring a copy of their medical records (including all immunizations) with them to the US. Translated copies are preferred. Students with a chronic medical condition are required to bring their medical records with them to ensure that proper care may be coordinated.