Health care is very expensive in the United States, therefore, Willamette University & PNCA international students and their dependents are automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan to prevent financial hardship due to expensive medical care. Students are responsible for the cost of the insurance. Dental coverage for children only is included. Scholars must provide evidence of health insurance enrollment according to the University's requirements.

In addition to health coverage, international students and scholars are required to have coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation of remains.

About insurance: Cost, billing, coverage information links, enrollment, and information about requesting a waiver are available on the WU International Student Insurance website.  New and returning students are notified annually via email of the health insurance requirement.

Access the PacificSource website (students only) via links on the WU page. Contact PacificSource directly for specific coverage questions and Global Emergency Services (benefits for medical emergency travel). You can do these things from the PacificSource website.

  • Print a health insurance ID card
  • Find a doctor or health center.
  • Read/print information about benefits and coverage including the Student Guide.
  • Read/print information about the global emergency services.
  • Contact PacificSource directly, including by email or phone.
  • Get claim forms.
  • Sign up to retrieve your information online and by email.
Other Insurance - Beyond health insurance, medical evacuation coverage, and repatriation of remains coverage

The University does not have any requirements for travel insurance or other kinds of coverage. However, it is strongly recommended that you consider your own well-being and research personal liability coverage, travel-related coverage, and coverage for personal belongings.

Willamette University

Office of International Education

Global Learning Center
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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