Health Care Resources

Health Insurance

All students and scholars who are F or J visa holders attending UMKC are required and are automatically enrolled in Anthem Student Advantage.

Learn more about the plan

Insurance waivers

If you are sponsored by your government or are on a visa other than F or J, you might be eligible for an insurance waiver.

Health Insurance Waiver Request Form (PDF)

Insurance waiver deadlines

Fall 2021 - Sept. 8, 2021
Spring 2022 - Feb. 1, 2021
Summer 2022 - June 29, 2021

Visiting a Doctor

  • Arrive early for your first appointment
  • Fill out medical history paperwork before your appointment
  • Your doctor may use language that you are unfamiliar with.It is okay to tell them that you do not understand.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions 

I Feel Sick, Where Do I Go? (PDF)

Find a doctor, hospital, or pharmacy that accepts Aetna

UMKC resources


Prescription reimbursement


  • The Student Health Center may refer you to a specialist. Do not visit a specialist without a referral.
  • Bring your Aetna Student Health insurance card with you.

Emergency services 

  • Visit the emergency room only if your situation is an emergency, including serious bleeding or injury, ingestion of poison or drug overdose, broken bones, severe allergic reactions and any other health issue that is an immediate threat to someone’s well-being or life. Emergency services can be very expensive in the United States.
  • In case of emergency, call 911

Eye care

  • Aetna Student Health does not include eye care.

Dental care

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