Health and insurance


Maine law requires proof of immunization against certain diseases for all students. Immunizations must be verified on a validated record or on medical history record by a physician or health agency, translated into English, showing the exact dates immunizations were given. These records should be submitted prior to your arrival to avoid enrollment delays. We recommend you keep a copy of your immunizations records. If you have additional questions regarding the immunization requirements, contact the Office of Student Records, 207.581.1288;

Healthcare, health insurance

Cutler Health Center with partnership through Northern Light provides general medical services for all enrolled students. UMaine requires all international students to enroll in the International Student/Scholar Health Plan or to enroll in an adequate alternate insurance plan. If you decide to enroll in an alternate insurance plan, it must cover these minimum requirements:

  • Medical benefit of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • $50,000 to cover expenses associated with medical evacuation
  • $25,000 for the repatriation of remains
  • Deductible cannot exceed $500 per accident or illness

Most U.S. health insurance policies do not cover 100% of medical expenses incurred by illness or accident. This includes dental care, eye exams, and prescription medications. We recommend that you
visit your doctor and dentist in your home country before leaving and fill prescriptions to bring with you. Due to the nature of U.S. health insurance, be sure to make a plan to cover costs should anything happen. The student is responsible for payment in any situation where the cost of medical treatment is not covered by insurance.