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 2021-22 academic year are:

Fall 2021: August 15, 2021-January 5, 2022

Spring/Summer 2022: January 6, 2022-August 14, 2022 (application will be posted online November 1, 2021)

Summer 2022 only: May 6, 2022-August 14, 2022 (only for students who do NOT enroll in Spring/Summer coverage; application will be posted online March 15, 2022)

Fall 2021 Health Insurance Form

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.

Coverage Benefits

For the 2021-22 policy year, benefits will be provided by Anthem. 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.

Supplemental Coverage

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 or services available, please visit the Student Health Center. To apply for coverage, please complete the Spring 2021 Student Health Center Coverage Request Form.

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