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

Under this policy, each student must first visit SMC’s Student Health Services Center (SHSC) or Center for Wellness and Wellbeing (CWW) to receive a referral for further treatment.

*Due to COVID-19, the referral is not required for 2021-2022 plan year. 

To learn how to use the insurance policy, please visit

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.

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 2021 - 2022 or visit


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