Insurance and Immunizations
All students must have valid health insurance for the entire length of their time of study at Drexel ELC. You do not need to provide immunization or other health records.
You have two choices:
#1: Purchase Health Insurance through Drexel ELC. We recommend this! It is easy to do and easy to use if you get sick or hurt yourself.
#2: Use an international health insurance provider. You can buy health insurance in your home country that will cover you for medical and hospital expenses while you study at the ELC.
However, your coverage must be submitted and approved by the ELC before the start of classes or you will automatically be enrolled in the Drexel ELC health insurance plan.
You or your insurance company must provide the following information clearly stated in English:
- Your full name (first/given and last/family names).
- Your date of birth
- Your insurance ID number, and the Insurance Policy Number.
- The beginning and ending dates of your policy, which must include the entire time you will study at the ELC for the current term.
- Coverage for medical and hospital services for a minimum total of US$100,000 for accident and sickness. Please be sure that the statement explains the types of services provided. Note: travel, repatriation, disability, and/or life insurance are not acceptable alternative types of coverage.
- Insurance company name, phone and address in the USA for emergency (English-speaking).
Immunizations are required for:
- All students living in Drexel Residence Halls
- All International Gateway students
- Download the Immunization Form (PDF) from the Drexel website.
- Have all immunizations (EXCEPT the tuberculosis PPD test) done in your country because they are very costly in the United States.
- DO NOT mail the form before you arrive. Bring it with you for the PPD screening.
- This test MUST be done in the United States.
- Screenings will be arranged with Drexel Student Health Services at the beginning of the term. Information will be provided during orientation.
- As noted on the form, there is a $35 immunization fee for all students.