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Immunization & Medical Insurance

Ensuring Better Health for All Students

Health insurance regulations in the United States can be complex, and medical costs are very expensive. That’s why every Fontbonne student is required to have health insurance and the appropriate, state-regulated vaccinations.

Fontbonne University requires all international students on F-1 visas to enroll in the university international student health insurance plan. (Exceptions are made for those students who have health insurance sponsored and provided by their home country’s government.)

Immunization/vaccinations and health screenings are very important to keep our university community and the public at large healthy. Please read below for information on health insurance and immunization/vaccinations required at Fontbonne University.

Health Insurance

All international students must have university health insurance.

Costs for 2020/2021 Academic Year: $1,600

Fontbonne University requires all international students on F-1 visas to enroll in the university international student health insurance plan. You must obey all vaccination requirements regardless of your insurance provider.

Immunizations/Vaccinations

All students must have the following immunizations/vaccinations:

  1. Tuberculin Screening (TB/PPD)
  2. This two part screening CANNOT be completed outside the United States and WILL NOT be accepted if completed outside the United States.
  3. You will make an appointment with the Campus Nurse to obtain your TB Skin Test if it has not been completed in the United States.
  4. Meningococcal vaccine
  5. This is for meningitis and can be completed in your home country up until the following dates.
  6. Fall/August Start: July 10
  7. Spring/January Start: December 1
  8. Summer/June Start: April 10
  9. You must obtain a vaccination for Meningitis if you are living in University housing.
  10. If you do not complete this on or before the above dates you must have it completed through the Campus Nurse.
  11. MMR vaccine
  12. This is for mumps, measles and rubella and can be completed in your home country up until the following dates.
  13. Fall/August Start: July 10
  14. Spring/January Start: December 1
  15. Summer/June Start: April 10
  16. If you do not complete this on or before the above dates you must have it completed through the Campus Nurse.

Documents

If you do not receive the required vaccinations, you will not be allowed to attend classes for the current semester. If you do not attend classes, your immigration record will be negatively affected.

Location of the Campus Nurse’s Office will be provided at orientation. Costs for the Meningococcal Vaccine, MMR Vaccine, and Tuberculin Screening (TB/PPD) will be provided at orientation.

Important Information about Immunizations/Vaccinations

If you do not receive the required vaccinations, you will not be allowed to attend classes for the current semester. If you do not attend classes, your immigration record will be negatively affected.

Location of the Campus Nurse’s Office will be provided at orientation. Costs for the Meningococcal Vaccine, MMR Vaccine, and Tuberculin Screening (TB/PPD) will be provided at orientation.

Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Students (SACM) and Health Insurance

If you are a Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) student, SACM provides you with health insurance. You MUST show proof of your status with SACM in order to be waived from university health insurance. The SACM guarantee must be presented within the first four weeks of school for fall and spring terms. Presenting this guarantee earlier will prevent insurance charges.

Absolutely NO exceptions.

You still must obey all the vaccination requirements regardless of your insurance provider.

Contact

For questions about health insurance, contact Carla Hickman, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, at CHickman@fontbonne.edu. For questions about immunizations and vaccinations, contact Carla Hagan, the campus nurse, at CHagan@Fontbonne.edu.

For additional information, visit Student Health and Counseling Services or contact the International Affairs office at internationalaffairs@fontbonne.edu.

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