Health Care and Insurance

North Carolina A&T policy requires that international students (and dependents) enroll in a health insurance program upon arrival at the University.  New and continuing F-1/J-1 exchange students must enroll in the approved UNC System plan. Options for J-1 Scholars and dependent coverage are available upon request.

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.  

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 status.

Dependent Health Care

Health insurance costs for families (dependent spouse and/or children) can be very expensive (as much as $1,750 to $3,500 per year). Dependent insurance must include repatriation and evacuation coverage consistent with USCIS guidelines. Information on other plans can be picked up in the OIA.

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. This insurance does not supersede the requirement to maintain the North Carolina Systems coverage. 

Important Health Emergency Numbers

Emergency Situations On-Campus

In case of emergency, immediately contact N.C. A&T campus police at 336-334-7980. You can also contact the student health center. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, dial 911  for immediate assistance. 

 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