Medical Insurance Requirement

All F-1 visa international students enrolled at Cerritos College are mandated and required to purchase medical insurance through the college-approved carrier. Once you are accepted, a hold will be placed on your student records and released once you purchase your medical insurance. 

when to pay for medical insurance

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Newly Admitted Students: Pay for medical insurance once you have been admitted and before registration. If you are applying for an F-1 visa, purchase medical insurance after you have received approval of your F-1 visa.

Current Students: Pay for medical insurance prior to your enrollment date to avoid having a hold placed on your student record.

International students can purchase their medical insurance by credit card and enroll online.

Seeking medical attention

It is recommended that International Students first visit the Student Health Services for general medical care. The staff at the Student Health Services will provide basic treatment of acute illnesses and injuries.

Location: Adjacent to the Aquatics Center
Phone: (562) 860-2451, ext. 2321
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm (last patient seen at 2:30 pm)
 Friday: 8 am to 12 pm (last patient seen at 10 am)
 Closed weekends and school holidays. Visit the Student Health Services website for summer hours.

For any surgical or medical problems, which are outside the scope of the Student Health Services, international students may be referred to one of the designated medical facilities below.

In-network Urgent Care

Urgent Care Center Santa Fe Springs Concentra Urgent Care
12400 Bloomfield Avenue 10400 Norwalk Boulevard, Suite 100
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Telephone: (562) 967-2830 Telephone: (562) 968-1300

For any life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest hospital.

Risk Strategies Academic Health Plans

Telephone: (800) 537-1777

For questions regarding enrollment or eligibility:
Telephone: (800) 537-1777

For questions regarding claims, coverage, or benefits:
Call Administrative Concepts, Inc.
Telephone: (888) 585-9033 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Available 24 hours/7 days
Dial 988 from any phone to be immediately connected