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Health Insurance and Services

Health Insurance

All international students are required to purchase the Northwestern University Health Insurance Plan, and maintain coverage for the duration of their academic program. All J-1 Exchange Visitors and their J-2 dependents are required to have insurance coverage. Exchange Visitors paid by Northwestern are eligible for NU benefits. Exchange Visitors not paid by Northwestern must have Visiting Scholar Health Insurance. See links below for additional information.

Health Services on Campus

Northwestern provides medical and psychological services to students on campus.

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Mental Health Services

Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) serves as the primary mental health service at Northwestern University with offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

To learn more about CAPS, watch their intro video in English or Mandarin!