International Student Health Insurance

UMW Health Center

  • Students and Visiting Language Coordinators should always start by visiting the UMW Health Center for minor illnesses and/or injuries.
  • Visiting Language Instructors are not eligible to use the UMW Health Center due to their status as UMW staff.   VLIs should refer to the “Providers Near UMW” below for the nearest clinic or call the claims/customer service phone number listed on your insurance card for a referral.
  • Use the Emergency Room or call 911 only for serious or life threatening illness and/or injury.

You are Insured by iNext International

You are required to be enrolled in the iNext International plan appropriate for your visa status for the duration of your program dates.  For F-1 students, this means coverage for 365 days a year until your program end date (graduation or transfer out date).  For J-1 exchange visitors, this means coverage from the program start date to the end date listed on your DS-2019.  F-1 and J-1 visa holders who plan to remain in the U.S. during your grace period are advised to purchase a separate and new insurance plan for the duration of your stay.


  • International students who participate in UMW Athletics should check with their athletic director/coach to learn what their insurance requirements are.  The iNext Essential Plan covers some, but not all sports categories.  For example, rugby is not covered under the iNext Essential Plan.  If your particular sport is not covered, we recommend you purchase secondary insurance through Safe Travels USA, or find an insurance plan yourself that covers the sport you play.   You must sign up for this secondary insurance yourself, and show proof of coverage to your athletic Director.  Your coverage dates must begin and end on your first and last day of training and/or play.   Ask your coach to provide dates of coverage, or purchase coverage for 365 calendar days.
    • Complete your individual application at Sign up for Safe Travels USA
      • Select Plan B: Policy Max $100,000
      • Select Deductible $500
      • Select None on Accidental Death and Dismemberment Upgrade Option
      • MAKE SURE you select “Yes, Class  2” on Athletic Sports
      • Select No for Home Country/Follow Me Home

Clinics Near UMW

  • If the UMW Health Center is closed, or you are a visiting language instructor who is ineligible to use the Health Center, we recommend you visit one of the walk-in clinics below, or call 1-866-914-5333, which is the toll free number to an iNext representative that can assist you.  These walk-in clinics are a good option for general and minor illnesses that occur over the weekend when the UMW Health Center is closed.  If your condition warrants a specialist, e.g., allergies/asthma specialist, orthopedics, pulmonology, etc., you must call the phone number on your insurance card for a referral to an in-network doctor.

iNext Essential Plan Providers

Hospitals & Emergency Room Near UMW

  • Mary Washington Hospital (MWH) is located 1.2 miles from campus at 1001 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, 540.741.1100.  For emergencies, please call 911.