Health Information

Beginning in Fall 2023 all international students will be required to purchase health insurance. GVSU's policy is brokered by LewerMark. Find out more about this mandate, the cost, coverage, and considerations below.

New Requirement Fall 2023

Health Insurance Information

Health care is very expensive in the United states. That is why all GVSU international students are recommended to have health insurance to cover major medical expenses during their stay in the United States. This will be a requirement for all international students starting in the Fall of 2023. 


The COVID-19 vaccination is required by Grand Valley. Vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and tuberculosis are recommended. If you are bringing any prescription drugs to the United States, you must bring an English translation of the prescription with them.

Medical Attention

Students needing urgent medical attention should visit one of the area hospitals, which include Spectrum HealthMary Free BedMetro HealthHelen DeVos Childrens Hospital, and Butterworth Hospital. In case of an emergency in the United States, dial 911.

Page last modified July 7, 2023