OVERVIEW OF THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
DISCLAIMER: The video below was produced by internationalstudentinsurance.com. While International Student and Scholar Services does not endorse any company’s insurance plan, we do find the information contained within the video to be helpful as a general overview of the American medical system and what an international student or scholar should expect.
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Local Healthcare Facilities
In general, it is much more cost effective to choose one of the clinics listed below if your health emergency is not severe or life threatening rather than going to a hospital. If you are on UA’s UnitedHealthcare insurance, please visit https://www.myuhc.com/ to find a doctor who accepts UnitedHealthcare insurance and is a Preferred Provider.
If you are enrolled in the University’s BlueCross/BlueShield of Alabama plan as an employee, you can visit https://www.bcbsal.org/web/provider-finder to find a doctor in the BlueCross/BlueShield network.