International Student and Scholar Services

Center for International Education


Health Insurance Information


The United States does not have a national health insurance program. Although in many countries the government may provide free or very affordable health care for its citizens, individuals and families in the United States are responsible for these costs themselves. Health services in the United States can be extremely costly without adequate insurance coverage. Therefore, international students and scholars at the University of Tennessee must obtain health insurance to be protected against any potentially expensive healthcare costs.

The health services offered at UT, and the procedure for obtaining health insurance, is different for students and scholars. This section provides detailed information on UT health services; immunization requirement; insurance for international students and scholars; and instructions for departments hosting international scholars.

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