Health Insurance

University of Pikeville - International students studying on an F-1 Visa, please note that health insurance is required by federal and state laws.
Provide proof of health insurance to the UPIKE Office of International Students and Scholar Services.

  1. If you already have a health insurance plan in your home country that will be valid in the U.S., provide a copy to the Office of International Students and Scholar Services.
  2. Health insurance may be purchased here:

Health Insurance plans options are available in four plan levels (Smart, Budget, Select and Elite)
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  • Health care can be very costly in the U.S.
  • The U.S. does not have a national health care plan.
  • Health services may be restricted if you do not have health insurance.

Health Insurance Explained:
A large group of people (both sick and healthy) pays an established amount of money for some protection against future health costs. Their money is put together in one fund, called an “insurance pool.” When members of the fund get sick or injured and incur medical costs, money is taken from this insurance pool to pay for part or all of their costs. People in the U.S. are financially responsible for their own medical or health care needs.


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