You may already know that the health care system in the United States operates much differently than it does in other countries. Please see the important insurance information, including steps you must take to correctly use your insurance and limit your out-of-pocket expenses.
Alliance Abroad recommends that prior to your departure to the U.S., you see a doctor, dentist and have an eye exam in your home country. This will ensure you are healthy and can take care of any prescriptions before the other medical coverage takes effect. If you take prescription medication, please makes sure to bring enough medication to last the duration of your program. You will need have a letter from your doctor, explaining your condition and confirming the reason for bringing any medication into the US.
Below a summary of key insurance coverage points. It is NOT a comprehensive list. Alliance Abroad is not responsible for any insurance issues, so please make sure that you understand your insurance coverage. For complete and accurate information, always contact your insurance company directly.