Medical History Record & Health Insurance

Medical History Record

All new students are required to complete the medical history record. The form is sent to you in May along with your registration materials. You will need to see your doctor to have the form completed and medical dates verified. It must be completed in English and returned in the envelope provided to Bucknell Student Health.

If for some reason you are late obtaining this information during the summer, you can bring the document with you to International Student Orientation. A session is included during this program for you to meet with the Bucknell Student Health staff and to verify that Bucknell has your medical record.

For more information and/or questions regarding the Medical History Record, please contact

See more information and medical forms to download by visiting Student Health > Medical Forms.

Health Insurance

Students on a U.S. visa are required by the University to purchase health insurance.

Medical coverage is extremely expensive and carrying medical insurance is very important, especially in the case of a serious illness and/or accident. For this reason Bucknell has carefully chosen a plan that meets the needs of international students while they are studying at Bucknell.

You can expect to receive a bill for this plan along with your tuition statement. While domestic students have the option of waiving the Bucknell insurance for one their family already carries, international students do not have permission to use any other plan other than the Bucknell plan. U.S. students living abroad are strongly encouraged to consider buying the Bucknell Insurance. Lewisburg is serviced by a local hospital, Evangelical Community Hospital, and may not be familiar with insurance policies that are not local.

For the 2019-20 academic year the estimated cost is $2,300 (subject to change). During International Orientation you will learn more about health insurance and how important it is in the U.S. You are automatically enrolled in health insurance and do not need to take any steps to start that enrollment. We will help you gain access to your account and print an insurance card during International Orientation.

Learn more about Bucknell Student Health.