Each semester you attend SBCC, you will be covered by a school-endorsed medical insurance plan for international students.
We will enroll you in the plan and add the insurance fee to your SBCC account when you register for classes. This insurance is required and cannot be waived for any reason.
Coverage Dates and Cost
Fall Semester: August 1 - December 31 ($795)
Spring Semester: January 1 - May 31 ($795)
Summer Session: Various options to enroll by registering for classes or buying into the insurance coverage if not enrolling in summer classes.
**Dates, fees and coverage are subject to change each year.**
Your insurance covers most of the costs of medical treatment.
IT WILL PAY FOR ALL OR PART OF:
- Doctor visits
- Emergency expenses
- Physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture
- Prescription medications
- Tests, lab services, X-rays, blood draws
- Treatment for behavioral and mental health
- Women’s health examinations
IT WILL NOT PAY FOR:
- Dental or vision care (except to repair injury or treat an illness up to $500 (subject to change each year)
- You may opt to "buy in" to an additional dental & vision plan.
YOUR COVERAGE WILL END EARLY IF:
- If your F-1 visa status is terminated
- If you withdraw or transfer to another school
- The cost of the insurance plan.
- A $20 copay when you go to an "in-network" doctor’s office or urgent care center. We will give you a list when you check in for Welcome Week.
- A $50 copay when you visit a hospital.
- $100 copay if you go to the emergency room (waived if you are admitted to hospital)
- 20% of the cost of prescription medication (you must pay in full at the time of pickup and then send a claim for 80% reimbursement)
- Out-of-network coinsurance if you don’t use an in-network provider
- Full amount for any services not covered by insurance
- Depending on what happens at the doctor’s office, you may be charged some additional
- For example, if you need an x-ray or a lab test, you will have to pay the copay.
All students pay an $18 "health fee" with their tuition each semester for the campus Health Office where you can see a doctor or nurse, personal counselors, and receive over-the-counter medicines for no additional fee.
For detailed information about the insurance coverage, check out the Member Guide.
Click here for Step-by-Step instructions.
Dental and vision care is not covered by your insurance plan (unless you need care for an illness or injury). Dental and Vision plans are available upon request for an additional fee. For most students, it is more cost-effective to receive dental and vision care in their home country.