International students in F-1 status are required to have medical insurance through our university group plan with Compass Student Insurance. Policy information for the 2021-2022 school here can be found here. We encourage students to read the policy thoroughly and to search for in-network medical providers to help minimize costs.

Mercy Clinic:

The Mercy Clinic on campus is a great option when you can’t get in to see your regular doctor. Please refer to their website for hours and services.

Urgent Care:

If the Mercy Clinic on campus is unable to treat you, urgent care is a common alternative that can save you money. Although these are off campus, most urgent cares are able to complete necessary medical assistance such as stitches or X-rays. Please check for an urgent care in-network.

Emergency Room:

If a medical condition is life or limb-threatening or involves something more serious, please go to the emergency room. The ER and hospital visits, such as specialists, often are costly but sometimes necessary.

Not sure what the difference is?

Here is a video which helps to explain the differences between doctors, urgent cares, and Emergency Rooms. This video is provided by Secutive, the international student health insurance provider, for general information purposes only. Please do your own research and pursue medical assistance as you see fit.