International Students

Health Services & Insurance

Health Services

Our Student Health Center is located on campus and is open to all International students for medical consultations and help. This does not replace the need for medical insurance.

Health Insurance

Medical care in the United States is good but extremely costly. Proof of comprehensive health insurance is mandatory while attending Las Positas College.  Your plan must:

  • include medical coverage for accidents and illnesses
  • include repatriation
  • include medical evacuation, and
  • provide coverage for the entire semester(s) that you are studying.

We strongly recommed that you purchase a health insurance policy that provides:

  • medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the student to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • a deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

If you do not have health insurance, you must purchase it and present evidence of continuous medical insurance coverage to the International Student Program office before the end of the second week of classes. The International Student Program Office staff will be happy to assist you by recommending several Insurance plans.

Recommended Providers:





Gateway Plans Travel Insurance

HTH Worldwide

I Next Insurance


International Student Insurance


ISO Student Health Insurance




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Study USA Health Care




Supplemental Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage


Dental and Vision Insurance


Tuberculosis Information

All International Students at Las Positas College must be screened for Tuberculosis, either by a physician before you arrive or within the first 2 weeks of the start of classes. This can be done at the Las Positas College Student Health Center. Below is some important information about Tuberculosis.


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