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 CHP 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 CHP plan will make the experience less stressful.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are listed on the Health Insurance page of your SIS self-service account. If you have any other questions, please email or call 410-516-8080.

Important Information about Enrolling in the CHP 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 CHP 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 CHP website at, select Johns Hopkins University and select Enroll Dependents. You will be paying via credit card directly to CHP. Spouse/Children fees are in addition to the student rate. If you have any questions about the dependent enrollment process, please contact CHP Customer Service at 877-657-5044.

After you enroll in the CHP Plan, you will receive a confirmation email from CHP for your records.

If you have any other questions in regards to the University requirement for health insurance, please visit the Office of the Registrar Health Insurance website or email or call 410-516-8080.

Other Health Plans

Domestic, non-F-1/J-1 International students are not restricted to the University-sponsored plan and may find comparable plans at the websites below.

Private and temporary insurance plans:

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