HEALTH INSURANCEThe University of Mississippi requires that all international students have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage, and you will be automatically enrolled in the University of Mississippi Office of International Programs health insurance policy (ISEP students are exempt from enrollment). Enrollment into the insurance policy is automatic for F-1, J-1, J-2, and H-4 visa holders, as well as people with pending Permanent Residency. The cost for health insurance is billed to the bursar account at the beginning of each semester.
Please note that this is required and that you will not be able to get a waiver even if you have purchased adequate health insurance in your home country. You will have health insurance during your semester or year abroad, so please consider this before purchasing additional insurance in your home country.
Students enrolled in fall semester classes will be covered and charged for health insurance for the months of August through December. Students enrolled in spring semester classes will be covered and charged for health insurance for the months of January through August. Students attending UM for the full academic year will be charged for health insurance at the beginning of each semester.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a mandatory referral requirement under this plan. Students are required to be seen at the University of Mississippi V.B. Harrison Health Center first. There will be no coverage for treatment received without a referral from the Student Health Center.
For more information about the Health Insurance Policy provided through the University of Mississippi please find the Plan Brochure at: http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/
Once you connect to the web site follow these steps:
Click "Find Your School."
Enter: "University of Mississippi."
HEALTH SERVICESThere are several centers on campus to ensure your health and wellness. Please follow the links provided to learn more about these centers.
Campus Recreation/Turner Center
Student Health Center and Pharmacy
University Counseling Center