Health Insurance

As a condition of enrollment, the University of San Francisco requires students to have a health insurance plan, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care.

Undergraduate and graduate students are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled and billed for the USF-sponsored student health insurance plan.

Requirements

Population Registered Units Requirement
All undergraduate domestic students Nine (9) units or more Automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance
All graduate domestic students Six (6) units or more Automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance
All international students One (1) unit or more Automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance
All students who reside in University-operated housing Not Applicable Automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance

* Excluding students in Certificate programs, or online programs.

Students who already have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-sponsored plan under a United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive this requirement during waiver/enrollment period each academic year.

Open Enrollment/Waiver Periods

  • Fall semester: June 6 through September 1
  • Spring semester: December 1 through February 1

Our Fall 2018 enrollment/waiver period has ended.

enrolled

Register and download your ID card prior to the beginning of the semester.

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The Fall Plan is effective August 1 until December 31, and the Spring Plan is effective January 1 to July 31 so register to get the most out of the Health Plan.

Voluntary Enrollment

Students registered for at least 3 units are eligible to voluntarily purchase the USF student health plan for only Fall and/or Spring semesters during open waiver/enrollment periods.

In addition, students with an official Leave of Absence (LOA) or are in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program are eligible to purchase the USF student health plan per semester for up to one (1) academic year.  

To determine eligibility, please submit a request to voluntarily purchase the USF student health plan. 

Transfer Coverage (Medi-Cal, Kaiser)

If you have waived the USF Student Health Plan with Medi-Cal or Kaiser, please ensure that you transfer your healthcare coverage near your campus location.

Medi-Cal
Please call 1-800-541-5555.
Need an example? Student taking classes in San Francisco should have coverage in San Francisco County.

Kaiser
Please call the number on your card.
Need an example? Student taking classes in San Francisco should have coverage in Northern California.