Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

Health Insurance for International Students

Am I required to have the EMU Insurance Policy?

International students are required to have insurance while studying at EMU. Currently, you are able to waive our policy if an acceptable/comparable insurance plan is found.

Please click here to download the 2015 - 2016 waiver.

*Please note that Washtenaw County Health Plan does NOT meet the waiver requirements*

What do I need to do to be on the EMU Student Insurance?

As long as you are enrolled and a waiver was not completed/accepted you will automatically be billed for Student Insurance by semester.

What type of insurance do you accept?

Currently we can file insurance forms for the Student Health Insurance policy as offered by EMU only.

If you receive services at Snow Health Center you will be responsible for all charges when checking-out. We give an itemized receipt for services rendered at Snow at check out that may be sent in to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What are your hours of operation?

  • Fall and Winter Terms
    Monday through Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Closed between Fall and Winter semesters
  • Summer Term
    Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

We are closed during all University observed holidays

How can I be seen at Snow Health Center?

Call Snow Health Center at 734.487.1122 or stop in to make an appointment to see a doctor or nurse practitioner. If they cannot get an appointment right away, they may request to talk with a nurse to get advice about what to do until their appointment, so they may feel better.

What if I get sick at night or on the weekend?

Students should go to the emergency room at one of the provider hospitals if they are very, very sick (bad chest pain, difficulty breathing, broken bone, bad cut needing stitches.) If they go to the emergency room for a mild illness, the insurance company will not pay very much of the charges – leaving you to pay much or all. The insurance company will generally pay more of the charges at local urgent care clinics for mild illnesses than at the emergency room (e.g. Urgent Care at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES.)

What benefits are included on the EMU student health insurance plan?

A brochure which describes the plan in detail is available at Snow Health Center. For further information, contact our Insurance Specialist Monday – Friday at 734.487.3048 or stop by Snow Health Center.
Walk-in information hours are 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 -4 p.m.
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