Health Care and Insurance

It is North Carolina A&T policy that every international student and their dependents in the U.S. be enrolled in a health insurance program upon arrival at N.C. A&T. All new and continuing F-1 and J-1 students are required to purchase the University Health Plan.

Students in J-1 status and whose J-1 program sponsor provides acceptable health insurance must submit proof of such coverage to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) every year. No other students may be exempt from the N.C. A&T health insurance requirement. The charge is automatically included as part of your tuition bill each semester (Fall/Spring).

This health insurance requirement assures that most costs of illness and/or injuries including emergency department visits, hospitalizations, x-ray, laboratory tests, and other services which may not be obtained at the Health Service Center or covered by the health fee, will be paid for each student and his/her dependents (as stipulated by the health plan carrier). Note: On-campus health services are not available for dependents.

Any student who fails to purchase (i.e. pay the cost each semester) the University Health plan by the last day of registration will have a hold placed on future registration, transcript release, or graduation. Other possible consequences may include termination of program and required reporting to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service based on failing to maintain nonimmigrant status.

Keep in Mind: Your acceptance of the Certificate of Eligibility (i.e. I-20 and DS-2019) issued by North Carolina A&T acknowledges your agreement to maintain all USCIS F-1/J-1 governing regulations and university policies for the duration of study.

Dependent Health Care

Health insurance cost for families (dependent spouse and/or children) can be very expensive (as much as $1,750 to $3,500 per year). Those students who are interested in using the student insurance carrier for dependent coverage must purchase directly through the Insurance Company. Information on other plans can be picked up in the ISSO.

Supplemental Insurance

International students may wish to purchase supplemental insurance coverage (additional health, eye care and dental) or maintain secondary coverage from their home countries. Those students must also maintain the N.C. A&T International Student Health Plan each year of their program.

The insurance plan describing health insurance policies and benefits is available in the ISSO in 208 Murphy Hall. It meets the standard specifications issued by the USCIS, which are:

  • Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per person per accident or illness. Medical benefits must include but not be limited to these expenses:
    • Physician, Surgery, Ambulance, Emergency Room, Miscellaneous Hospital Expenses, Miscellaneous Out-Patient, Mental and Nervous Costs, Newborn Infant
    • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500.
    • Expenses associated with medical evacuation in the amount of $10,000.
    • A deductible not to exceed $100.
    • Expenses associated with pregnancy, if spouse in the U.S. and enrolled in a health plan.

Important Health Emergency Numbers

Emergency Situations On-Campus

In case of emergency, immediately contact the N.C. A&T campus police at 336-334-7980. You can also contact the student health center, ISSO or others as needed. If you have a life threatening medical emergency, call 911 on your telephone for immediate assistance. An operator will contact the appropriate emergency office (ambulance/police/fire service).

Local Hospitals

Wesley Long Community Hospital
501 North Elam Avenue
(336) 854-6100

The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro
801 Green Valley Road
(336) 574-6500

The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
1200 North Elm Street
(336) 574-7000


N.C. A&T State University Police
(336) 334-7980

Greensboro Police Department
(336) 373-2222

Additional Services

Rape Crisis Line (24-Hour Service): (336) 273-7273 (RAPE)

County Crisis Emergency Telephone Service (Guilford County)

Poison Control: 1-800-848-6946

Triad Poison Control (24 Hour Service): (336) 574-8105

Center for Abused Women: (336) 274-7316

Moses Cone Mental Health Center (24-Hour Service): (336) 373-3630