Health Insurance is Strongly Recommended for All Students

Information regarding health insurance is available at the Student Health Center. Students should carry a copy of current insurance information with them to ALL health care providers. Call 434-395-2102 if you need resource information. 


Health Insurance is Required for International Students

International Students: Visit the Longwood University Office of International Affairs for information on required health insurance. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Traveler's Health information.

Medical services in the U.S. are not nationalized. Costs for doctors' services and hospitals may be more expensive than in other countries. Longwood University requires that international students subscribe to a health insurance plan before arriving.

The policy must provide coverage for hospitalization expenses, medical evacuation, and repatriation expenses.


Information on Health Insurance and the Health Care Reform Law

Young Invincibles, a national organization representing the interests of young Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 has developed a web presence to inform young adults about health care coverage options: http://health.younginvincibles.org/.


Optional Insurance

The University Health Center can provide contact information for local agencies.