International Student & Scholar Services

Health Care & Insurance

Health Insurance

Rollins College has a mandatory health insurance policy for all international students. International students on F-1 and J-1 visas registered for the fall 2019 term will be automatically enrolled in the annual policy.  Students’ accounts will be charged directly the policy premium of $1597 for the period beginning August 15, 2019 – August 14, 2020.  If you are planning to enter the U.S. before those dates, you should buy short-term health insurance to cover you until your Rollins policy begins. If a student has an alternate insurance policy that is comparable to the Rollins plan, an Alternate Insurance Compliance Form (AICF) may be submitted for consideration prior to August 16, 2019 for Fall 2019 and December 20, 2019 for Spring 2020.

Information on the current program can be found at Please note, treatment of dental or eye care is not covered. If you wear contact lenses or glasses, it is a good idea to bring an extra pair with you and bring a copy of your prescription. We recommend that you take care of needed dental work before you come to the U.S.

You should also plan to purchase health insurance for any family members accompanying you to the U.S. The company that insures Rollins international students can also provide coverage for a spouse and/or children.
All J-1 scholars and J-2 dependents are required to prove that they have the minimum health insurance as described in the federal immigration regulations (see below). The Rollins College student health insurance policy meets these requirements, which include: 

  1. Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  2. At least $50,000 in benefits for medical evacuation (to cover the cost of travel expenses if someone must be sent home because of serious illness or injury)
  3. At least $25,000 in benefits for repatriation of remains (to cover the cost of shipping the body of someone who has died back to his or her home country)
  4. A deductible of $500 per accident or illness

A J-1 scholar may purchase this plan for his or her J-2 dependents, or may choose to purchase coverage for family members from another company. Some J-1 program sponsors will provide health insurance for both the J-1 and the J-2 dependents. Failure to carry health insurance for yourself and your family are grounds for termination from the J-1 program.

For more information about resources, policy and much more please go to Insurance For Students' website. 

To Obtain Your Insurance Card:  

  1. Once your enrollment has been confirmed with United Healthcare, you will receive an email advising you to set up an online account.
  2. You must set up an account in order to obtain your insurance card. Insurance cards will be required at the point of service at a medical provider.
  3. You may also directly set up your account at, under the "Create Account" link.
  4. Click the link "Create Account."
  5. Fill out the required information. Once you are registered you can access the United Healthcare site to print out your insurance card, submit claims, and review past claims.

If you have any trouble accessing your account you can contact Insurance for Students by calling 1-800-356-1235.

The following video will also explain the steps: 

Health Care System in the U.S.

Rollins Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is available to all full-time students and provides basic medical care and health education for students free of cost. More information can be found at the Wellness Center website

Private Doctor Office

Many doctors work in their own medical practices, and most will require payment ahead of treatment, unless proof of medical insurance is provided. You will save money by first seeking care at the Wellness Center before going to a private doctor as there is no cost for an office visit.


Florida Hospital Centra Care and Walgreens Health Care Clinics are walk-in clinics that provide medical treatment to patients either without primary care doctors or who may be unable to access their doctor for an appointment.  They can treat a variety of ailments and will be less expensive than going to the emergency room for a non-life threatening illness.  They accept many health insurance policies.

Emergency Rooms at Hospitals (ER)

ERs should be used for all life-threatening ailments and severe accidents requiring immediate medical attention. For a medical emergency, call 911 or Campus Security at x2999 for immediate assistance and transport to a hospital. The emergency room is the most expensive of medical providers. Most health insurance policies will cover emergency room care after deductibles are met or an ER copay is met.

The two closest hospitals to Rollins College:

Winter Park Memorial Hospital
2100 Glenwood Drive
Winter Park, FL 32792

Florida Hospital – Downtown
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803