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Health Care & Insurance


In June 1985, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees passed a resolution making health insurance mandatory for all international students enrolled at SUNY campuses. This is also mandatory for all American students enrolled at SUNY campuses as well as for any students traveling abroad on approved SUNY academic programs and exchanges. Health insurance provides medical coverage to individuals up to a certain standard. This is necessary in case of illness, accidents or even just routine doctor’s visits.

All international students with F-1 or J-1 student visa categories and other non-immigrant visa categories are required to enroll in this SUNY-mandated policy. The designated claims representative for this policy is HTH Worldwide Insurance Services. International scholars with J-1 exchange/visitor, researcher, and professor visa categories are also required to enroll in this policy, but they are exempt if enrolled in the graduate assistant policy.

More information about this SUNY-mandated policy can be found at

Please note: If you or your spouse is pregnant and traveling to Brockport, please consult the Office of International Student Services about insurance coverage before you arrive in the United States. It is likely that the cost of delivery and pre/post-natal care will not be covered by the mandated insurance plan.

Required Immunizations

New York State Public Health Law requires all student to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Other immunizations against infectious diseases – including tetanus, diphtheria, polio, Hepatitis B and meningitis – are strongly recommended. Tuberculosis screening, with mantoux ppd, should be done prior to arrival at The College at Brockport. For more information, please visit the Student Health Center.

Last Updated 6/7/11