Chatham University

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Health Information

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Students at Chatham University are required to submit immunization and meningitis,and health forms. The health forms include immunization information, health background and meningitis information. The university has required immunizations. It can be expensive to get these immunizations in the U.S. We recommend that you receive all your immunizations before coming to the U.S. If you have questions about these forms and the required immunizations, please contact Nicole Marinacci-Magee in the Health Services Office at or (412) 365-1714.

IMPORTANT: Students should receive the required immunizations before beginning their studies at Chatham. Health documents documentation are due a month before the start of the semester (August 1st for Fall admission, December 1st for Spring Admission).

Health Insurance

All full time students at Chatham University are required to have health insurance. All F-1 and J-1 degree students are required to have the university health insurance policy.  Only government sponsored students and students from Canada may waive out of the university insurance with proof of insurance. Please note J-1 students must have insurance that meets the U.S. state department insurance requirement.

Healthcare in the U.S.

The U.S. does not have national health care. Medical care in the U.S. can be very expensive. A visit to the doctor can cost $100 or more. To help with the high cost of health care, people purchase a health insurance plan.

The university insurance policy is through UPMC Health Plan. The per semester cost is $990 USD. Students are covered in the fall from August 1st - December 31st and then in spring/summer from January 1st through July 31st.

Please contact, the Office of International Affairs at or (412) 365-1388 with questions about international student insurance.

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