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Personal Health

The University requires all students to obtain adequate health insurance for themselves and any dependents (spouse and children) during their academic program. DU provides an insurance plan to students, but you may also elect to use an alternate plan provided it meets the University's insurance requirements. If you have insurance coverage through family or an employer in your home country, you may complete a waiver of the health insurance requirement with the Health and Counseling Center.

For more information the health and counseling services provided with the DU Health Insurance, visit the International Student Section of the Health and Counseling Center website.


Health insurance provides coverage for most routine and unexpected medical expenses. In particular, health insurance may provide coverage for prenatal care and delivery services for pregnant women, but coverage must generally be in place before the pregnancy in order to cover these expenses. Without insurance coverage, medical expenses can be extremely burdensome and are the source of a great deal of debt for many Americans.

For more information about the health insurance requirement, or the student insurance plan, please visit the Health and Counseling Center website.

Medical Clinic

The University provides medical and psychological services through the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) on-campus. The HCC employs highly-qualified doctors, nurses, technicians and counselors to meet your personal health needs. Undergraduate students are required to pay a student health fee each quarter that covers general medical services, including gynecological (female care needs) and in-house testing. The student health fee is optional for graduate students, who may instead pay for medical services on an as-needed basis.

Proof of Vaccination

All students born after 1956 are required to show proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccinations. Both vaccinations must have been administered after you were one year old, and at least one month apart from each other or longer. Evidence of having had any of these diseases does not satisfy the vaccination requirement. If you have not receive the required MMR vaccinations, you may request them at the Health and Counseling Center.

For more information about the vaccination requirement, or to request vaccination services, please please visit the DU Immunization Requirements webpage.