All international students, scholars and their dependents must have adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in the United States. Neither the U.S. government nor Saint Louis University pays for medical care. You may purchase insurance through agencies in your home country, agencies in the U.S. or from your embassy, or you may enroll in the University's student health plan. Enrollment in an adequate plan must occur either before or shortly after your arrival.
If you decide to purchase health insurance from Saint Louis University upon arrival, your coverage will begin on the first day of classes. You may purchase supplemental insurance that will provide coverage from the time you arrive in the United States until your coverage begins with Saint Louis University. We have coordinated a policy through Lockton Companies for this supplemental coverage.
Unless you are an INTO SLU student, or you complete a health insurance waiver form and show proof of personal insurance, Saint Louis University health insurance charges are automatically applied to your semester bill.
More information is available through SLU's Student Health Center.
All SLU students must provide a record of the immunizations they have received and complete a health history questionnaire. New international students must have completed all required immunizations in order to register for classes.
The Student Health Center and the University Counseling Center provide medical treatment, counseling and a variety of educational programs for all Saint Louis University full-time, part-time and graduate students.
Contact student health or University counseling if you have questions or concerns about your physical or mental health, or if you would like information about ongoing educational programs.
If emergency treatment is needed, call 911 immediately and arrange for ambulance transportation to the nearest hospital.