Due to the increased cost of healthcare in the U.S. and limited policy acceptance, the University requires international F1/J1 students to purchase insurance through Southeast. The insurance offered by the University includes coverage benefits for healthcare and emergency global services. Insurance is automatically billed twice per year; coverage extends from August 15th to January 14th and January 15th to August 14th. Spring charges must include mandatory summer coverage because while summer course enrollment is not required, the I-20 or DS-2019 does remain active. (IEP students arriving in March, June or October are charged a pro-rated amount.) See Estimated Cost Sheet for current prices.
Although coverage of new students will be effective at the start of the academic term, the insurance enrollment process and billing of fees occurs upon course enrollment, so it will likely appear on the FIRST billing statement. Continuing students are re-billed each fall and spring semester.
For more information about your LewerMark Student Insurance offered through Southeast, visit www.lewermark.com/semo/.
Exchange students of partnership Universities and students sponsored by governments may be exempt from this policy only if they can provide evidence of coverage equal to or greater than to the policy offered by Southeast. Government sponsors must be the direct sponsor of insurance coverage. Proof of insurance coverage benefits must be provided to the Office of International Education and Services no later than the first day of classes or your automatic insurance enrollment will NOT be terminated.
To access your insurance card, check claims, and see benefits, you will first need to login online. Below are the login instructions to access your account,
Your insurance card is your proof of insurance. It provides instructions on how the doctor’s office or hospital should submit your bill. You must always have your insurance card when seeking medical services. When you visit the campus health clinic, doctor’s office, or hospital, you must show your insurance card for a claim to be submitted for your services. You are responsible for printing your own card or saving a copy to your electronic device.
Below are the instructions to access your insurance card,
Southeast has an on-campus health clinic that offers health treatment including physical exams, laboratory services, immunizations and allergy shots, medical procedures, prescription services, wellness exams and assessment, and treatment of illness/injuries for students of Southeast Missouri State University.
An appointment is encouraged for most student health services. Students can usually get a same day appointment, especially if they call early in the day. Call (573) 651-2270 or stop by the clinic. Bring your student ID and insurance card to all appointments so your student account is not billed.
Counseling and Disability Services provides individual and group counseling services to students to assist with a variety of concerns including adjustment to campus, stress management, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance use, interpersonal violence and sexual assault. Student who attend counseling services are provided support from the counseling staff in identifying strategies to increase mental wellness and maintain emotional health. Crisis counseling services are also available to assist students and can be accessed by calling the Department of Public Safety at (573) 651-2215.
Disability Services provides academic accommodations for students with disabilities. By providing leadership, advocacy, resources, mediation, and guidance to students with disabilities, Disability Services assists student with identifying barriers to their success and thus identifying ways to address those barriers. Counseling and Disability Services are confidential and free of charge to all students. Students who would like to schedule an appointment may call Counseling and Disability Services at (573) 986-6191 or schedule in person by visiting the office in Dearmont Hall, B-Wing. For additional information, please visit the website at https://semo.edu/ucs/.
These forms help our Campus Clinic give appropriate medical treatment and advice when a student visits. We ask that you have them completed by a physician in your place of residence before you come to the United States. You do not need to submit the forms, but please have them available for your records. Completing these forms are optional, not mandatory. If you do not find them in your acceptance packet, you may print them from our website below. Please note that the full list of immunizations is not required; however, your US doctor(s) will need to know which immunizations you have taken in order to assess illness correctly.
International group coverage offered through Southeast is not qualifying health coverage (“minimum essential coverage”) that satisfies the health coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This policy is ACA Exempt. If you are considered a resident alien for tax purposes, you may owe an additional payment with your taxes for not satisfying the health coverage requirement per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Visit healthcare.gov and irs.gov for more information.