Staying Healthy Abroad

Health Insurance

Students participating in our International programs must have health insurance. Students who have health insurance that is valid in the United States must show proof of insurance coverage in English at registration (a minimum of $500,000 U.S. dollars in coverage). Otherwise, students must purchase health insurance at registration at a rate of $45 per week.*

While in the United States, you will find that obtaining medical services and using health insurance to help pay for those services is different from what you are used to. In fact, the delivery of medical services and its complicated relationship to private health insurance in the United States is different from anywhere else in the world. People who come to the United States often find that dealing with medical issues here can be both confusing and costly.

You are required to show proof of insurance coverage at the time of registration, or you will be required to purchase insurance. No student will be allowed to start classes until he or she either shows proof of insurance or buys insurance through the UC Davis program.

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Access to Medical Care

Depending on the insurance purchased by the student, there are two Urgent Care providers in close proximity to campus. Location and open hours are listed below. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm that these clinics are covered by your plan.

Davis Urgent Care

4515 Fermi Place #105
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 759-9110
Open 7 Days a Week 9 am – 9 pm

Sutter Medical Foundation Urgent Care

2020 Sutter Place
Suite 101
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 750-5830
Monday – Friday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday –Sunday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Counseling and Mental Health Care

Through your health insurance provider, you can access a list of mental health and counselors in the area for a fee. Please contact your provider for this list.

In Case of Emergency

If you are injured or need immediate medical attention, call these numbers:

  • 9-1-1 (from off campus and ONLY in emergency situations)
  • (530) 752-1230 (from on campus)

* Price subject to change.