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Health care in the United States is very expensive. A simple visit to a doctor can cost hundreds of dollars and staying in the hospital for a couple of days may cost thousands. Therefore, health insurance is required at WKU for ALL international students. A MANDATORY health insurance plan offered by WKU is available to ALL international students. All of Western Kentucky University's international students are automatically enrolled in Academic Health Plans insurance and it will appear on your university bill. The cost of your health insurance is included in the amount shown on your I-20. Please do not purchase health insurance in your home country.
Current rates for the 2013-2014 academic year:
08/01/2013 to 12/31/2013 approximately $739 (fall semester)
01/01/2014 to 07/31/2014 approximately $739 (spring semester plus summer)
To best utilize your Health Insurance, we recommend visiting WKU's Health Services located on campus. Health Services proudly staffs three Board Certified Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners within a brand new, modern facility. Their services range from routine physicals and doctor visits to lab work, x-rays, immunizations, urgent care, sports medicine, health counseling and annual exams. They even house their own pharmacy. WKU's Health Services provides outstanding care to the WKU Campus Community.
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