INTERNATIONAL

Health Insurance Requirement

Overview

Healthcare and health insurance are important aspects of your life while attending CSUN and requires careful thought and planning. International Students are required to have adequate health insurance throughout the duration of their F1 student status as mandated by the California State University Chancellor's office.

Due to the high cost of health care in the U.S., International students’ dependents are also strongly urged to have adequate medical insurance.

How to Purchase Health Insurance

Students are required to purchase Health Insurance. Please Click here to purchase the pre-approved policy offered by Relation Insurance Services. This policy meets the Health Insurance Requirements as mandated by the California State University Chancellor's office.

Proof of Health Insurance will clear your Foreign Hold

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) is responsible for monitoring and lifting the foreign registration hold. All international students will have a foreign registration hold placed on their account at the beginning of each registration appointment period that prevents them from registering for classes.

To get the "foreign" hold removed, students must have completed the following:

New Students

  1. Release of SEVIS record to CSUN (applies to students who are already in the U.S. with an I-20 from a previous school).
    • For students who already have a SEVIS I-20 from your previous school, please ask your school to release your SEVIS record to California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Once we have your SEVIS record, our International Admissions and Evaluations office will issue you a new I-20 for your CSUN program.
    • Please note: If your semester at your current school has not ended, please ask your current school to process the transfer of your SEVIS record with a "future release date" so that we can remove your foreign hold.
  2. Purchase your pre-approved health insurance policy from Relation Insurance Services at www.4studenthealth.com/csun. Once you purchase your insurance policy online, the IESC will automatically receive proof of coverage directly from the health insurance provider and your foreign hold will be removed.

Continuing Students

Continuing international students who will be enrolling in classes after successfully completing their first or more semesters at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) are strongly advised to follow the steps below in the order listed. Continuing international students are advised to take full advantage of their registration appointment to ensure full-time enrollment.

  1. Review the web portal for information on all registration holds. The IESC is responsible for monitoring and lifting the "Foreign" registration hold only. Other departments are responsible for other holds. (i.e. The Academic department is responsible for the "advisement" hold, the Student Health Center is responsible for the "Measles" hold, etc.)
  2. Review important announcements posted on the IESC website for information and reminders on renewing your documents.
  3. Purchase your pre-approved health insurance policy from Relation Insurance Services at www.4studenthealth.com/csun. Once you purchase your insurance policy online, the IESC will automatically receive proof of coverage directly from the health insurance provider and your foreign hold will be removed.

Health Insurance requirement specifics

Purchase the pre-approved Relation Insurance Services Policy unless you have an insurance policy that meets the requirements below:

  • Policies for students sponsored by their home government or the U.S. government
  • Students covered with a U.S. policy through their own or a family member’s employment:
    • If the health insurance policy does not include Medical Evacuation and Repatriation coverage, purchase Relation Insurance Services medical evacuation/ repatriation policy.
    • The insurance company must issue you a confirmation letter that includes all of the following information:
      • Student’s first and last name
      • Effective start and end date of the policy—students must be covered throughout the entire semester
      • Medical coverage of at least $100,000
      • Emergency evacuation and repatriation coverage of at least $30,000
      • Deductible may not exceed $500
      • Policies that require students to pay for medical services first and then apply for a reimbursement will not be accepted.
      • All information must be translated into English
      • All coverage amounts must be converted to U.S. dollar
      • Insurance cards are not accepted as proof of insurance as it does not include all of the necessary information

On-Campus Health Services

CSUN has health specialists at the Klotz Student Health Center who are ready to welcome you!

For more information please visit them at:

Klotz Student Health Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8270
(818) 677-3666
shcinfo@csun.edu

Appointment and Primary Care Hours
Monday-Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.