Student Health, Wellbeing, and Conduct

Health Insurance

Italian law requires that all non-Italian students living in Italy have medical insurance, whether they need a Permit to Stay or not. John Cabot University works with Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) to assist you in obtaining a high quality health insurance that will fulfill your immigration requirements.

Under Italian law, emergency medical treatment is provided to Italian nationals and foreign nationals alike, regardless of insurance coverage.  That said, any treatment received in Italian Emergency Rooms is subject to a fee. If follow-up care is required, the hospital will ask for proof of insurance. Policies on public hospital charges vary from region to region.

Students are required to have a health insurance plan valid in Italy throughout their course of study at John Cabot University. Should you opt to use a different plan from CISI, a valid copy of this plan must be uploaded on Online Orientation.

CISI Policy
CISI offers an insurance plan that covers you wherever you are when outside the U.S. With 24/7 emergency on call operators standing by, you can consult with CISI on their coverage of pre-existing conditions, emergency repatriation, specialist's visits, prescriptions, physical therapy, and everything in between. CISI covers mental health concerns and Trip Delay benefits. CISI will even cover the cost to fly a parent or guardian to your current location during an emergency health crisis. All JCU students (Italian and non-Italian) are eligible to apply for the JCU CISI policy. Payments are made online with a credit card at the CISI website. See details about policy coverage and costs. You can also write to [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

European students
A copy of your national health insurance card is required. It is important to note that depending on your country of origin, the national healthcare you arrive with may not provide adequate coverage here in Italy. Because of this, we strongly recommend purchasing the CISI health insurance.

Non-European students
Private non-Italian medical insurances are accepted only if the insurance company issues a letter summarizing the conditions of the policy, stating that it is valid in Italy, and clarifying that there are no restrictions on the validity of the policy. It is important to note that depending on your country of origin, the policy you arrive with may not provide adequate coverage here in Italy. Because of this, we strongly recommend purchasing the CISI health insurance plan in order to obtain a high quality health insurance that will fulfill your immigration requirements.