Health Insurance

Temple University requires all F-1 and J-1 students to have a health insurance plan.

  • Medical care in the U.S. is very expensive. Even low-cost or public healthcare is very limited, and international students are usually not eligible for it.
  • Even if you have health insurance from your home country, it may not cover your healthcare costs in the U.S. For example, one trip to an emergency room can cost between $2,000 and $3,000. If you do not purchase a health insurance plan, you are responsible for all of your medical costs. 


In case of a medical emergency while on campus, you may contact Temple University Police Services at (215­) 204­-1234 or dial 911 from any phone.  

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