Health Insurance

International Students will not be able to register for classes without first purchasing SJSU health insurance. CSU Healthlink is a comprehensive low cost insurance program that includes coverage for accidental injury/sickness, medical evacuation, and repatriation and is also valid when traveling outside the United States. You can view the insurance fees and purchase your insurance online before your arrival. 

F-1 students with dependents are recommended to also provide health insurance for their dependents.

You may purchase coverage in three different ways:

  • Annually, covering you from August 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014, or
  • Fall semester only, with coverage from August 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014, or
  • Spring/summer semester only, with coverage from January 1, 2014 to August 1, 2014

The health care plan is administered by the Anthem Blue Cross plan. Alternate insurance plans are not accepted.

For additional information on how the medical system in the US works, please view this Healthcare in the USA Introduction video.  

SJSU Student Health Center

All registered students at SJSU are eligible for health services at the SJSU Student Health Center. Services include a family doctor, preventive medicine, laboratory diagnosis, X-rays, birth control, pregnancy test, sexually transmitted diseases tests, AIDS/HIV information, and psychological counseling. The Student Health Center is the first place to go to when you feel ill or are injured. Medical emergencies that occur when the Student Health Center is closed are referred to:

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center*
751 South Bascom Avenue,
San Jose, CA
408.885.5101 (patient info)
408.885.6950 (emergency services)

Regional Medical Center*
225 North Jackson Avenue,
San Jose, CA
408.259.5000 (hospital operator)

*Off-campus hospital services are provided at patient’s expense. Uncovered emergency fees are your responsibility; they are not the University’s responsibility. Urgent care is a less expensive option in most cases.