Health Compliance Office
Understanding the Requirement
Why does UF require proof of health insurance?
The age range of college students accounts for the largest group of uninsured and under-insured individuals in the nation. Here at the University of Florida, preserving our student’s health and wellness are paramount. There are times when students’ health or well-being, access to health services, or payment for healthcare can hinder them from achieving their academic goals. This change was founded on removing as many obstacles as possible for our students to reach graduation.
Who is required to show proof of health insurance?
Effective Summer B term starting on June 30, 2014, all newly admitted or re-admitted domestic students who are enrolled at least half-time* in a degree-seeking program along with all international students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.
The University of Florida requires that all new students show proof of the following immunizations prior to attending UF. Please note that international students and those entering most academic health professions are required to have a current TST that confirms they are free of tuberculosis. All immunization forms must be turned into the Health Compliance Office at least 3 weeks prior to Preview/Orientation.