Health Insurance and Immunizations/Vaccinations

Ensuring Better Health for All Students

Health insurance regulations in the United States are very complex. Medical costs in the United States are very expensive. But, maintaining a healthy campus helps students stay in class and succeed. 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.

(Exception is 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 not only students receiving the immunization healthy but to keep the university community and public at large healthy.

Please read below for information on health insurance and immunization/vaccinations required at Fontbonne University.

Health Insurance

By law, all international students must have university health insurance.

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

For more information click here, Health Insurance for International Students at Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University requires all international students on F-1 visas to enroll in the university international student health insurance plan.

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

Immunizations/Vaccinations

All students must have the following immunizations/vaccinations

Tuberculin Screening (TB/PPD)

This two part screening CANNOT be completed outside the United States and WILL NOT be accepted if completed outside the United States.

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.

Meningococcal vaccine
This is for meningitis and can be completed in your home country up until the following dates.

  1. Fall/August Start:  July 10
  2. Spring/January Start: December 1
  3. Summer/June Start:  April 10

You must obtain a vaccination for Meningitis if you are living in University housing.

If you do not complete this on or before the above dates you must have it completed through the Campus Nurse.

MMR vaccine

This is for mumps, measles and rubella and can be completed in your home country up until

  1. Fall/August Start:  July 10
  2. Spring/January Start: December 1
  3. Summer/June Start:  April 10

If you do not complete this on or before the above dates you must have it completed through the Campus Nurse.

Documents

If you complete the Meningococcal and MMR vaccination in your home country before

  1. Fall/August Start: July 10
  2. Spring/January Start: December 1
  3. Summer/June Start:  April 10

You MUST provide legal documentation of these vaccinations in ENGLISH to the campus nurse by August 1, December 15, or May 1. Please mail to:

Fontbonne University
Campus Nurse
6800 Wydown Blvd
St. Louis MO, 63105.
Fax:  1-314-899-4565

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.

In order to be waived from university health insurance you MUST give Carla Hickman, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, a copy of your SACM Financial Guarantee by Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

If you DO NOT provide Carla Hickman a copy of your Financial Guarantee by Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 you will be signed-up and charged for university health insurance.

Absolutely NO exceptions.

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

Questions?

Health Insurance

Carla Hickman – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
CHickman@fontbonne.edu

Immunizations/Vaccinations

Carla Hagan, RN – Campus Nurse
CHagan@Fontbonne.edu

Additional Information

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