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The University of West Florida does not require proof of insurance (with some specific exceptions), nor does Student Health Services bill insurance for services provided, but we highly recommend that students have coverage.

If you need to be referred to a specialist and/or need diagnostic testing that we do not offer, it is helpful to have insurance to help cover those costs.

If you are on your parents' health care plan, make sure that you have "away from home" coverage if you do not live locally. You will need a copy of their insurance card and a copy of their prescription card if applicable.

If you are not otherwise covered, you should consider purchasing a health insurance policy from an established provider. Visit for more information.