Paying for healthcare
The United States does not have a national health insurance program; individuals are financially responsible for their own health care. Many people pay for their care through health insurance.
In Massachusetts, college students must have primary health insurance. International students are required to enroll in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) offered at UMass Amherst. Family coverage for eligible dependents is also available; contact Patient Services, (413) 577-5192, for information.
When you travel
UHS' Travel Medicine Clinic has information and vaccinations to help keep you healthy while traveling. To learn more, call (413) 577-5124.
Health information in your language
The Medline Plus website offers health information, translated from English into many other languages.