Health Insurance

All Oregon State students are strongly encouraged to have some form of health insurance. 

Health insurance is a contract that requires your health insurer to pay some or all of your health care costs in exchange for a premium. 

Learn more


Domestic Students
Although not required for domestic students, OSU encourages students to seek health insurance so that they can live their healthiest lives. 

International Students
International students must purchase OSU's health insurance or show a record of similar coverage and request a waiver. International students are automatically enrolled in OSU's health insurance and the charge is billed to the student account. Find out more about international student health insurance through OSU.


Medicaid: Oregon Health Plan

Did you know that more than 40% of OSU-Cascades students are eligible for Medicaid? Open enrollment is ongoing and you can apply at any time. Apply to the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is from November 1 to January 15th, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, in which case you have 60 days from loss of coverage to enroll in a plan. Marketplace products are not reviewed, sponsored, or endorsed by Oregon State University. Learn more.

OSU Health Insurance 

Learn more about the option to enroll in the Oregon State University Health Insurance Plan from Pacific Source

Find out more about domestic health insurance and international student health insurance through OSU.


Need Help?

Understanding health insurance can be frustrating.

  • Understanding your insurance needs.
  • Learning which plans are best for you.
  • Application Assistance.
  • Answering your questions.
Contact us

OSU Student Health Insurance Plan office

Phone: (541) 737-6748

  • Available remotely Monday – Friday
  • Closed holidays

Contact Student Wellness for questions specific to OSU-Cascades.