Insurance and Medical Care Medical Insurance
There is no socialized or national system of health care in the United
States, and medical treatment is extremely expensive. All Boston University
students are required to have appropriate medical insurance coverage.
As part of your tuition and fees, you will be charged a medical insurance
fee. This means that you will automatically be covered through Boston
University's student medical insurance plan.
If you already have health insurance coverage from another source
(for example, through a company that sponsors your study in the
United States) you may request a "waiver" of this fee by completing
a form and providing proof of appropriate insurance to the Student
Accounting Office. Please note, however, that your insurance plan
must meet strict requirements in order for you to qualify for the
waiver. With very few exceptions, state law prohibits Boston University
from accepting coverage by an insurance company outside the United
States. Before enrolling for coverage or renewing coverage in an
insurance plan other than Boston University's student health plan,
check with the Student Accounting Office to determine if it meets
the waiver requirements.
Student Health Services
For more information about student medical insurance:
Medical Insurance (BU's
BU's group policy number is 711110
Health Services are available to all full-time Boston University
students. The services available include a Walk-In Medical Clinic,
gynecological and family planning services, a mental health clinic,
referrals to specialists and an infirmary.