International Education Center

Health Care Insurance


Health Insurance

Medical care in the United States is expensive. International students attending SMC are therefore mandated to purchase a comprehensive medical insurance policy through SMC. This policy is provided by Relation Insurance Services and is paid for by each student at the time of enrollment. 

Using your Insurance

It is always a good idea to visit first visit SMC’s Student Health Services Center (SHSC) or Center for Wellness and Wellbeing (CWW) to receive services as this is the most economical way to obtain care.  If further care is needed, please only use Blue Cross PPO providers.  By using Blue Cross PPO providers, you will maximize your benefit and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

To see a guide on how to use the insurance policy, please visit Health Insurance Guidebook.

Getting Your Insurance Card

You can download your insurance ID card at Anthem Blue Cross The card is for your use only. Never lend this card to other students. Carry your ID card with you at all times! You will need your card when you visit a physician’s office, urgent care, hospital, or pharmacy.

Insurance Student Portal

For the most up-to-date plan information including where to find a provider, what is covered, deductibles copays and more, view the Insurance Program Brochure for 2022 - 2023 or visit the Student Login Portal:

Insurance Contact: Local Representative

Kari Mendoza
Phone: 310-566-2065
Mobile: 310-367-2759
Phone: 800-537-1777


Please visit the Health Insurance Refund website if you need information regarding refund requests.