There are many things to think about before leaving home, but your health should be your top priority! Make sure you have your medications, prescriptions, travel insurance, and your new medical insurance lined up before you leave!
Unlike other countries, in the U.S., dental and vision insurance are not included in your overall medical insurance, so you want to make sure to purchase additional plans to support all of your needs.
At Yale, all students and employees are covered by International SOS Travel Assistance for both business and pleasure travel. Learn more about what is covered.
Depending on your Yale affiliation, you will have different options for coverage for health insurance. Make sure you are informed to what is available to you.
All J-1 Exchange Visitors and their J-2 dependents are required to have medical insurance for their entire period of their stay in the U.S.
Mental health means different things to different people, but what's important to keep in mind is that there is support on campus to make sure you are well taken care of in both body and mind. It's ok to ask for help and we are here when you need it!
It's easy to be in the classroom or the lab for 12 hours a day, but make sure you're taking care of yourself! Stay active and get involved across campus and the community.
For women, navigating health care presents a unique set of questions and concerns, all of which can vary depending on your native country or culture. We have resources to help!
Depending on your Yale affiliation, you may qualify for the Yale Health plan. Learn more about the facility, doctors, and care that you can receive.
While you are in the U.S., it's important to understand the culture and responsibilities surrounding alcohol and drug use. Make sure to educate yourself before you arrive and ask questions once you get here about these issues.