Students on an F or J visa are required to have health insurance. International students at JMU will be added to the health insurance provided by Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI).
The CISI policy brochure can be downloaded here: CISI Policy Brochure. The policy terms and conditions are described in this document. If you receive medical care, you can submit your receipt of payment to the CISI company with this CISI Claim Form and the insurance company will reimburse you. In order to access your insurance card, you must create an online account through CISI. Follow these instructions to create your account and access your insurance information. For more information contact the ISSS office.
If you currently hold an insurance policy which will cover you for your entire stay at JMU at the same levels that the school's policy will cover, you may be exempt from the requirement of paying for the policy supported by JMU. If you wish to apply for a waiver, you must complete an Insurance Waiver Form and return it to ISSS along with copies of your current policy with English translations and verification of sufficient benefits. The deadline to submit this waiver form is the end of the second full week of classes each semester.
The health insurance for J-1 and visiting scholars website has more information on the specific requirements related to immigration.
JMU has a full-service on-campus Health Center available to address your health needs. The Center offers immunizations, appointments with doctors and/or nurses, allergy medications, prescriptions, nutrition information, advice, a pharmacy (for over-the-counter drugs) and many other medical services.