Health Insurance & Immunization Requirements

Please see our information handout. The information on this page and in the handout is a summary provided as a courtesy of International Affairs, and subject to change without notice. Please contact us at with any questions.

International students in F-1 status attending University of Colorado Colorado Springs are highly encouraged to have a medical insurance policy that provides coverage for their study in the U.S. The U.S. health care system can be very expensive. J-1 status students are required to have a health insurance policy that is compliant with U.S. Department of State requirements.

These insurance companies listed below are NOT endorsed by UCCS nor the International Affairs BUT are meant as a resource and starting point for our international students that wish to acquire health insurance with preventative care.  

Insurance companies with approved international student and scholar plans:

International Student Insurance

ISO Insurance

International Student Protection (ISP)


Compass Benefits Group

Immunization Requirements 

Students will need to turn in a copy of their immunization records to the UCCS Wellness Center. The State of Colorado requires that students have proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) when attending classes at UCCS. In addition the the MMR, all incoming freshmen living in on-campus housing, must provide proof of receiving the Meningococcal Vaccine or must sign a waiver prior to moving in. It is recommended that all other incoming freshmen consider getting the Meningococcal Vaccine. For more information on these vaccinations or for forms, please click here.

Students may submit their immunizations records to the UCCS Wellness Center in person, via email:, via fax: 719-255-4446, or via mail:
                    UCCS Wellness Center
                    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
                    Colorado Springs, CO 80918

*Note: When submitting records to the UCCS Wellness Center, please make sure that student's full name and UCCS Student ID number are included on the record. Questions regarding immunizations or health services, should be directed to the UCCS Wellness Center at 719-255-4444. Please keep in mind that the UCCS Wellness Center is bound to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA  (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations.