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Health Insurance

The University requires international F1/J1 students to purchase health insurance through Southeast. Students sponsored by approved exchange partnerships or governments are exempt if evidence of equivalent coverage is provided before the first day of classes each semester.

Health care costs in the United States can be substantial. Our insurance is designed to protect those with medical bills, and coverage is unlimited. More information about the insurance plan can be found at lewermark.com/semo.

  • Insurance coverage extends from January to August (Spring and summer terms) and from August to December (Fall term) and is automatically billed twice per year with Spring charges including mandatory summer coverage.

  • Although your policy is effective at the start of the academic term, the charge may not appear until your second billing statement.

Health Profile Form

Although completing this form is optional, it helps physicians know which immunizations you have taken in order to treat you if you go to the doctor or hospital during your time in the U.S. 

  • Have a physician in your country complete the Health Profile form (in English) and keep it with your passport.

  • Students are required to have a tuberculosis (TB) test once they arrive to the U.S. All students will visit the Campus Clinic during the 'Check-In' event on the first day of International Student Orientation for the mandatory TB Test.

  • Meningitis vaccination is required for those living in on-campus housing. You may get this vaccination before you arrive to the University and send documentation to the Office of Residence Life (housing): orl@semo.edu or bring documentation with you to show during the 'Check-In' event.
    NOTE: If you do not have documentation of having received a meningitis vaccination when you arrive to the 'Check-In' event, you will be required to get the vaccination at the Campus Clinic when you have the mandatory TB Test.

  • Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR) vaccination is highly recommended for all students. You may get this vaccination before you arrive to the U.S. and bring documentation with you to present during the 'Check-In' event. You may opt in to receive the MMR vaccination while at the Campus Clinic for the TB Test on the first day of International Student Orientation.
Health Profile Form

Contact

573.986.6863
international@semo.edu
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939 College Hill
Cape Girardeau, MO

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