Health and Wellness

The Office of Student Affairs serves as the location for health and medical service information. The Residence Life Staff can assist resident students with minor first aid needs, but all students requiring additional care will be referred to offcampus medical care providers.


All HIU Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) students who are enrolled in seven (7) or more units, whether or not they are living on campus living on campus, are required to provide proof of health insurance in order to attend classes.

HIU WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE INSURANCE OPTIONS beginning in August 2017. Every student must provide proof of health insurance that meets the requirements of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and/or any other Federal or California state law in force at the time.

Read more at A Student’s Guide to Health Insurance


Enrollment in a Health Insurance Plan is mandatory for all Traditional Undergraduate Students whether they are local, from out of state, or international students. All Traditional Undergraduate Students are required to complete a Proof of Health Insurance Form providing information about their Health Insurance Policy Details, along with a copy of both the front and backside of their insurance card. Printed instructions are available in the Student Affairs office on the second floor of the Lawson-Fulton Student Center.

No student health insurance program pays 100% of the claim submitted. Anticipate some personal cost following your visit to a medical facility. Students are encouraged to utilize insurance coverage with parents when available, and to investigate the options before requiring service. Many private HMO plans have geographic limitations. Students should confirm that their provider will cover claims incurred at local health service facilities near the campus.


If bringing insurance from home, Out of State Students must present documentation that proves portability of the policy and coverage in the Southern California Area. If you are planning to purchase either an individual or a student health insurance plan, you must be covered in your home state currently in order to qualify to be covered in California. If you are not covered in your home state, you would need to wait until the Open Enrollment period in late fall to enroll. Every student must show proof of insurance in order to attend any classes in a given semester.


All International Students that are attending HIU must have health insurance that will cover them during their time at HIU. This insurance may be purchased after they are accepted to the University and obtain their Visa. It must be purchased in the United States, be ACA Comparable and meet the coverage requirements prescribed by Federal and State by law, as well as provide coverage local to the University, before they are able to register for classes.

International Student Options
There are a number of companies that can help International Students obtain Health Insurance coverage.
Below are some options:


The following immunizations must be current for ALL Hope International University Students and are required for all International Students attending Hope International University or living on campus.

  1. Tetanus Diphtheria (current in the past 10 years)
  2. Measles Mumps Rubella (2 dates needed)
  3. Polio,
  4. Tdap
  5. Hepatitis B (3 dates need)
  6. Mantoux TB Skin test within past year,
  7. Menomune (Meningococcal) (1 date).
    (Copies of immunization records are required to be on file in the Student Affairs Office.)

Hope Counseling Center

The Hope Counseling Center provides high quality counseling and consulting services at a low cost to University students, faculty and families as well as to the local community.

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