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Health Insurance

Drexel English Language Center

All students must have valid health insurance for the entire length of their time of study at the Drexel University English Language Center.

Students in the International Gateway Program and the UPrep program receive insurance directly through Drexel University, as listed on university eBills.

Students in the Intensive English Program and Special Programs are provided with a health insurance policy arranged by the Drexel University English Language Center through International Student Protection Plan.

The International Student Protection Plan

Enrollment in the health insurance plan provided by Drexel's English Language Center is not guaranteed for permanent residents. For a summary of the International Student Protection Plan benefits, please download: Health Insurance Plan Summary, 2023-24 (Download PDF).

International Student Protection Plan – Helpful Links

Health Insurance Waiver Request Forms

International Student Protection Plan Rates 2023-2024

Costs are subject to change.

International Student Protection Plan Rates 2023-2024

Immunization Information

Drexel University requires all entering full-time undergraduate and graduate students to complete an immunization record. Students can learn more about immunization requirements and can download immunization forms at Drexel's Office of Counseling and Health Services – Insurance and Immunizations.

Drexel Immunization Information

How to Submit Your Completed Immunization Record

Please scan and send all completed immunization records via email to  Be sure to include the following in the email:

  • Full Name – First/Given Name and Last/Family Name
  • Drexel ID number

Forms take about 48 hours to process.

Common Health Insurance Words and Phrases

Health Insurance is very confusing, even for Americans! If you need help, please visit the English Language Center's Front Desk. Below is a chart of common vocabulary words and phrases to help you understand your health insurance policy.

Covered Services paid by insurance
Dependents Your children or your spouse (wife/husband)
Co-pay Payment required when you go to the doctor or hospital, or when you fill a prescription at the pharmacy.
Deductible Amount you have to pay before the insurance pays
Waived Not required
Reimbursements Money that is returned or repaid to you by the insurance company after they process your claim.
Maternity Pregnancy
Prescription An order from a doctor for medication
Room and board Room and food
Referral A form required to see special doctors
Submitted Given to insurance or doctor
Nurse Practitioner A nurse who asks questions at the doctor's office or hospital. Nurse practitioners are able to treat basic injuries or illnesses and able to prescribe medicines.
Walk-in You can come to an office or clinic without an appointment
In Network Doctors in the network of your insurance. 90% of the cost is paid by your insurance.
Out-of-Network Doctors out of the network of your insurance. 70% of the cost is covered by your insurance.
Emergency Room Place in the hospital where people receive medical treatment for a condition requiring immediate care for life threatening emergencies.
Urgent Care Place that treats conditions that are not life threatening but cannot wait until the next day.
Generic Describes a drug that is the same as a name-brand drug.