Health Insurance is strongly recommended for all the Columbus State Community College
international students. Medical care in the U.S. can be very expensive. In addition,
many foreign personal health policies from abroad may not be recognized in the U.S.
If you do not have general medical insurance coverage which can cover your stay while
studying with Columbus State, or if you have any question about student insurance
plans or need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New F1 Student Coming from Abroad
Purchase medical insurance prior to your travel to the U.S. if not, as soon as you
arrive in the United States. If you are accompanied by your spouse and children, purchase
medical insurance for them as well.
New Transfer-in Student
If you are a transfer in student, contact your insurance company to verify transferability
of your medical insurance to Columbus State.
Read the descriptions of benefits carefully and do not base your decision for purchasing
on the cost of the insurance policy. Compile a list of health care services in your city or near your area of residence.
Contact your medical insurance company for primary care doctor, clinics, and hospitals
referrals as soon as you have purchased an insurance policy.Yellow Pageshas an extensive list of Central Ohio hospitals and clinics.
Understand how your insurance policy pays your medical expenses. You may need to file
your own claim so have claims forms available to you. Know how to reach the insurance
company to ask questions.