International Student Health & Medical Insurance

Should an international student become ill, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Go see the nurse at the MU Health Center located in West Hall.
  2. Should your illness require additional or further medical attention, a referral will be made for you at the MU Health Center.
  3. International students needing transportation to an off campus medical appointment should notify the IPO at least 48 hours in advance.

Emergency Services

Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, a few miles from our campus. There are two convenient care centers, Urgent Care and Express Care, near our campus for treatment of less urgent medical care when the health center is closed. The student is responsible for charges incurred at off-campus medical facilities.

Note: If a student receives emergency or after hours care, the student must report to Ms. Alicia Kuch, Program Assistant for Health Services, located in West Hall, the first business day after the medical procedure for insurance claim instructions. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all referral forms and insurance claims forms are filed.

International Student Accident & Sickness Plan

Methodist University offers its international students an insurance plan to help defray medical fees during their stay at Methodist University. The student insurance is mandatory for all full-time day international students. No coverage is provided for visits or treatments that occur in a student’s homeland country. The insurance plan also provides a low-cost coverage for prescription medications.

We also offer a fully-insured Primary International Student Plan that provides a $250,000 aggregate limit per accident or sickness. International students may also enroll their spouse and dependents. The plan is offered on a Mandatory or Hard Waiver basis only. To see the requirements to waiver out of the Methodist University Insurance please see the Student Handbook under International Student Health, Insurance Policy for more information. Click here to download the waiver form.

For additional information about the International Student Accident & Sickness Plan, contact the Program Assistant for Health Services Alicia Kuch at

International Student Accident & Sickness Plan

Eligibility: Every full-time and part-time international student is automatically enrolled and required to purchase this coverage.

Coverage: The policy term will cover enrolled students from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017.

Maximum Benefit: $250,000 per Accident or Sickness

How does the plan work?

  • There is a $100.00 copayment per visit to Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services under this plan.
  • What is covered under this plan?
  • Inpatient and outpatient medical care for accidental injuries.
  • Hospitalization when confined for 18 consecutive hours or more.
  • Outpatient sickness services including but not limited to emergency room visits, X-rays, lab work, day surgery, office visits, therapeutic services & supplies and prescriptions for an accident or a sickness.
  • Prescriptions are covered at 100%
  • Mental Nervous & Substance Abuse are covered to $1,000 for out-stay lifetime maximum.
  • Provides Repatriation and Medical Evacuation benefits.

How to file a claim

Report your accident or sickness to the Student Health Services. A REFERRAL must be secured from the Student Health Services for outpatient treatment, except: (a) in case of an emergency; (b) when the Student Health Services is closed or between semester breaks or during the summer.

Identify all subsequent information relating to your claim with your name, the institution name, the policy number, and the initial date of injury or sickness.

HTH World Wide
P.O. Box 30259
Tampa, FL 33630

Phone: 888-350-2002
Fax: (888)250-4121
Email Address:

***NOTE: Medical bills will not be paid without a claim form and a referral for outpatient sickness treatment from the Student Health Center. ***