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Payment Options for Students and Employees


International Students
All international students are automatically enrolled in the university sponsored health insurance plan--UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. This is a quality health plan with a reasonable premium.  This policy has benefits including NO deductible and benefits are paid at 100% when care is provided at Oakland University Graham Health Center.

Please print your insurance card from the UHC-SR website.

Each plan's statement of benefits can be found in the brochure within the Schedule of Benefits section. A summary of coverage can be found here
  • Annual cost for the 2016-2017 school year is $1860.00 and is non-refundable
  • For students arriving for their first semester in the winter or spring term, the annual cost  will be pro-rated (reduced)
  • All international students will be automatically billed for the university sponsored health insurance plan
  • It is important that you read and understand your policy
  • Coverage under this plan is available for spouses and children and these rates can be obtained online at UHCSR.

Applying for a Health Insurance Waiver

If you have alternate equivalent insurance you may apply for an exemption through the waiver process. The waiver process is tentatively open from August 3 through September 17, 2015 for the new academic year.
Waiver application
must be completed at the beginning of each academic year or the first few weeks of your first semester.

The waiver process will exempt you from purchasing the university sponsored health plan under two conditions only:
  1. You are insured by your government sponsored U.S. based health plan (Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Iraq, Amideast, Oman)
  2. You are covered under a U.S. employer based health plan as a dependent of your parent or spouse. In this case, you must purchase the medical evacuation and repatriation plan separately.
Policies that do not meet one of the two conditions above will not be accepted as adequate insurance coverage. 

After you apply for a waiver you will be instructed to bring a copy of your insurance policy with the schedule of benefits to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) at 157 North Foundation Hall.

If Medical Evacuation & Repatriation (ME&R) are not included in the approved waiver policy, an additional Global Emergency Medical Assistance provided by UHC Global (from August to August) must be purchased for $95 through United Health Care. You must enroll in person at the ISSO.

Please be advised no other plans including your home country’s government sponsored health plan will be accepted, nor will plans like PSI or ISO.

Health Insurance for J-1 Scholar

  • J-1 scholars must enroll in UHCSR health insurance in person at the International Students and Scholars office (157 North Foundation Hall) during check in with their international advisor
  • J-1 scholars that are staying at least 6 months and are paid by Oakland University will be enrolled in Priority Health insurance after the first 30 days

Health Insurance Options for F-2 or J-2 (dependents) 

All F-2 dependents are strongly recommended by Oakland University ISSO staff to carry health insurance at all times. Serious accident and illness that may occur when a person is uninsured can result in many problems receiving adequate care and paying the extremely high costs of American health treatment..

All J-2 (dependents) are required by U.S. federal law to carry health insurance at all times. The minimum J-2 health insurance requirements are

  • Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness
  • Medical evacuation must be covered in the amount of $10,000 minimum
  • Repatriation must be covered in the amount of $7,500, minimum
  • Deductible must not exceed $500 per accident or injury
  • Medical insurance must cover the entire period of time that the exchange visitor participates in the Exchange Visitor Program
(updated 05/28/2015)
Domestic Students
Important Health Insurance Information for Domestic Students

Oakland University has been notified by our previous health insurance carrier (UHC-SR) that the voluntary student health insurance program for domestic students will no longer be available beginning fall 2014.

For information on available health insurance plans go to






Accepted Insurances
Please, always bring your insurance card with you! A photocopy of the front and back is acceptable as well. We are able to bill the following insurances:
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (Oakland University student insurance)
  • HAP Urgent Care (for short term illness such as flu, earache, cough, minor injuries etc.)
  • BCBS Traditional
  • BCBS Messa
  • Aetna
  • PPOM / Cofinity
  • Priority Health
  • Priority Health HMO
  • United Health Care Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealth Care PPO Options
  • Some Medicaid plans accepted (Please call GHC for verification)
Also, many other private insurances are accepted.

If proof of insurance is not available at the time of service, payment is required.  However, you may submit the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.  We can not refund your cash  payment and bill your insurance company at a later date.

Depending on your coverage, many laboratory services (throat cultures, blood tests) can be billed directly through participating laboratories.
Please contact  your insurance company to verify benefits.

Please bring your insurance card with you, or a copy of the front and back of your parent’s card. We work very hard to keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum but we can not guarantee insurance coverage/payment.
Insurance Tips

The primary purpose of health insurance in college is to keep students in school so they can graduate and realize their professional and career dreams. 

The Healthy Michigan Plan provides health care coverage to low-income Michigan Residents. Find out if you qualify here.  

For out-of-state students, consider whether your current employer-provided insurance adequately covers your student.  If your student is attending an out-of-state school, your employer provided PPO may consider the health care providers in that state out of network, which will increase your out-of-pocket costs. An HMO plan may consider those same providers as being out of their service area.

The Young Invincibles, a national advocacy organization for young Americans between the ages of 18 and 34, provides a free online information toolkit to give students and families valuable information about health care coverage. Their Getting Covered website explains insurance options for students in every state and provides other resources for graduating young adults. 

If you are turning 26 years old, moving to a new home, getting married, or having a baby, you may be able to enroll in health insurance! If you are facing one of these life-changing events, make sure that you get covered. Hurry–you may only have a limited time to get insurance!

Office Charges

Office Charges for the most common services at GHC


 Service/Immunization Price
 Immunizations and Titer 
 Varicella Titer  (chicken pox) $18.20
 Varicella & MMR Titer $79.90
 MMR Titer $61.70
 Hepatitis B Titer $20.00
 TB Skin Test $12.00
 Tetanus-Tdap Vaccine $50.00
 Hepatitis B injection $75.00 each x 3
 MMR injection $75.00 each x 2
 HPV 9 Vaccine $210.00 each x 3
 Influenza Vaccine $20.00
 Meningitis Vaccine $150.00
 Drug Screen $22.00
 Pap Smear $46.20
 Pregnancy test (urine) $15.00
 Plan B (Emergency Contraception) $18.00
 Sexually Transmitted Infections 
 HIV (rapid test) $20.00
 Chlamydia/Gonorrhea $44.00

For medication and other lab charges please call Graham Heath Center at 248-370-2341




(updated 05/28/15)