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International Students

Welcome international students.

Health care services may look slightly or significantly different in a new country. At times, this may be challenging or uncomfortable. At SHS, we are intentional about our commitment to diversity and hope that your interaction with us will deepen your understanding of health care in the US.

Health Insurance

Navigating the US Health Care System can be complex.  To help ensure that international students have access to the highest quality of care on- and off-campus, Columbia University requires all international students to enroll in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan. You are encouraged to contact the Student Health Insurance Team with any questions.  They can be reached via, 212-342-3947, or by visiting the office on the 3rd Floor, Suites 3D and 3E, of 60 Haven Avenue.


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