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Health and Insurance

Medical Concerns

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides free medical services to students. For the SHC to best serve you, please bring copies of your medical and immunization records with you, so they will have a clear understanding of your medical history.

You are required to show proof of immunization against Measles and Rubella (MMR).  Additionally, you must demonstrate that you are negative for Tuberculosis (TB).  You may bring proof of your negative TB test to orientation, providing the test has been performed no longer than 90 days prior to orientation and it is writen in English. 

If you do not have these records at orientation, you will need to visit the SHC during orientation week to receive the required immunization or test.   The MMR vaccination costs approximately $60.00, and the TB test costs approximately $55.00.

If you are under 19 years of age, as of the first day of the semester, you must also present proof of immunization against Hepatitis B or complete the series of injections after you arrive. There is a fee for this injection series.

Health Insurance

International Students are required by the California State University Chancellor's Office to have valid health and accident insurance policies at all times. A registration hold will be placed on your student record if you do not submit, to the Office of International Education (SSC 440), proof of insurance coverage by the end of the second week of the semester. 

Your insurance policy must have these areas of minimum coverage:

$50,000 per accident or illness

$10,000 medical evacuation

$7,500 repatriation and return of mortal remains

You are free to purchase any policy that meets these minimum requirements.  However, some students find it difficult to decide which insurance company to use.  Below are the top health and accident insurance providers used by Chico State students:

1)     ISO Student Health Insurance

2)     Student Secure

3)     Compass

4)     Anthem BlueCross

If you purchase a policy in your home country be sure to bring proof of this coverage, in English, to submit to the International Student Advisors for review and approval.

Emergency Phone Numbers:

Emergency Number (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 911

Student Health Center (Warner Street): 898-5241

Enloe Hospital (West 5th Avenue and Esplanade): 891-7300