Graduate and Professional Student Health Insurance
Health insurance is optional for graduate and professional students. To sign up, complete the relevant Graduate and Professional Health Insurance Request Form (see Coverage Period and Eligibility below). For questions about enrolling in student health insurance or the current health fee, contact the Graduate and Professional Center at (626) 815-4570.
Health insurance is mandatory for international students who hold an F-1 or J-1 visa. The health insurance charge is applied automatically at the beginning of the fall and spring terms for international students.
Five to seven business days after you complete the insurance request form, you will receive an email from Gallagher Student Health welcoming you to the plan. Students can create an account to print ID cards, find a doctor, and view detailed plan information directly from the Gallagher Student site.
View student health insurance fee information.
Coverage Period and Eligibility
The coverage dates for the 2019-20 academic year are:
Fall: August 15, 2019, to January 5, 2020
Spring: January 6, 2020, to August 14, 2020
Students must enroll in health insurance prior to the start of each term in order to receive continuous coverage throughout the year.
All international students, visiting faculty, scholars, and other persons possessing and maintaining a current passport and valid visa status (F-1, J-1 or M-1) are automatically enrolled in the insurance plan at registration.
All graduate and professional students and students enrolled in practicum training and internship/special programs and taking five or more credit hours (with at least three credit hours being taken on campus); doctoral students taking three or more credit hours; or any students whose enrollment level is considered half-time by their respective academic department are eligible to enroll in this insurance plan.
For the 2019-20 policy year, benefits will be provided by Aetna Student Health. For benefits and plan information, please visit Gallagher Student.
For questions regarding coverage benefits, membership cards, finding a doctor, deductibles, processing a claim, enrolling dependents, dental insurance, and all other coverage-related questions, contact Gallagher Student at (800) 406-4517.
Any insured student can request to insure his/her spouse or dependents. Any insured student can also request supplemental dental coverage. Enrollment and payment for dependent insurance or dental insurance is completed through Gallagher Student.
APU Student Health Center
Graduate and professional students have the option to obtain primary care services through APU’s Student Health Center. For more information about the cost, services available, or to sign up, please visit the Student Health Center.