International Students with F-1/J-1 Visa Status

All International Students here on an F-1/J-1 visa are required to purchase the university-sponsored student health benefits plan with Wellfleet and therefore will be automatically enrolled with an effective date of August 15. New Spring F-1/J-1 students will have an effective date of January 15.

Medical care in the United States is very expensive. In the event of an unexpected accident requiring professional care, the JHU university-student-sponsored health benefits plan will make the experience less stressful.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are listed on the Health Insurance page of your SIS self-service account.

Important Information about Enrolling in the Wellfleet Plan

Fall open-enrollment for the academic year will begin July 1 and close on September 15. All full-time students will be eligible to enroll for the Fall semester with an effective date of August 15. If enrolled for the Fall semester, you will be automatically renewed for the Spring semester effective February 15 – August 14, provided you remain in a full-time status (registered for 3 or more courses) for the Spring semester.

Open enrollment for new Spring AAP students begins on December 15th and ends February 14th with an effective date of January 15.

Enrolling in the Wellfleet Plan

New Fall AAP students interested in enrolling in the university plan may self-enroll through your SIS self-service account. If you would like to enroll your dependents, please go directly to the Wellfleet website at, select Johns Hopkins University and select Enroll Dependents. You will be paying via credit card directly to Wellfleet. Spouse/Children fees are in addition to the student rate. If you have any questions about the dependent enrollment process, please contact Wellfleet Customer Service at 877-657-5044.

After you enroll in the JHU Student Health Insurance Plan, you will receive a confirmation email from Wellfleet for your records.

Other Coverage Plans

For information regarding the up-to-date options available to students for vision and dental coverage, please visit the Student Health Benefits Plan page on the JHU benefits site, or contact [email protected].


Our team is ready to address any questions relating to your health insurance while at JHU.

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