Health Information/Insurance

Follow this link for details on the 2020-2021 health insurance policy for all international students at Valparaiso University.

Newly Admitted Students

The charge for health insurance will be added to your student account along with your tuition and other fees each semester (the cost will vary depending on the term). Our health insurance policy will cost between $130-150 per month. Please note that health insurance costs are included in your I-20 “cost of living estimate.”

You will be expected to pay your insurance bill, like your tuition, each semester before registration begins for the following term.

This policy is being enforced in compliance with the national healthcare law, which requires all adults living in the United States to have health insurance. The University, by enrolling you in this policy, ensures that you have access to good healthcare options, which can be very expensive without good insurance in the United States.

If you have already purchased a health insurance policy in anticipation of your arrival, please cancel it. You are now required to purchase the University insurance instead.

Incoming EXCHANGE Students

Your insurance requirements are different from that of new degree-seeking students or continuing students. Please click Exchange Students here for more information.

Health Form

For new students, the Health Center will contact you by email before the start of classes to complete the required Health Form (due on the first day of classes). Please check their website for a checklist of things to do before you arrive, and email if you have any questions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Center at 219.464.5060 or email

Urgent vs. Emergency conditions

Urgent condition:
  • An urgent condition is an illness or injury that won’t cause further disability or death if not treated immediately, but requires professional attention to prevent it from developing into a greater threat. In these circumstances, you should go to the University Health Center.
Emergency condition:
  • Emergency condition is what an average person believes could threaten life, limb, or eyesight without immediate treatment. If the situation requires immediate medical treatment, or there are painful symptoms requiring immediate attention to relieve suffering, the situation is an emergency. Only in these circumstances should you go to Emergency Room at Porter Regional Hospital.

Nearby Doctors

  • Franciscan Express Care (accepts walk-ins): 2307 LaPorte Ave., Suite B, 219.476.9389
  • Dr. Faleh Atassi: 808 Lincolnway, 219.462.4446
  • Dr. Arjun Gupta: 2031 Roosevelt Rd., 219.464.8007
  • Dr. Eugene Lin: 2421 LaPorte Ave., 219.462.4167
  • (Dentist) Dr. Mike Uzelac: 850 Marsh St. Suite A, 219.464.8532

In most cases, the Health Center can provide the services that you would receive at these locations. However, if you still feel the need to see a private physician, we have listed them here. Be sure to call the doctor before you visit. Ask if they have any appointment times in the near future, and be sure to ask if they can accept your insurance plan.

Helpful Links:

Use these links to help you decide where to go for medical assistance.

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