Graduate IPED Health Insurance and Immunization Information
The IPED Program requires all its students who are participating in overseas international practical training programs to have adequate medical insurance and proper immunizations.
Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Medical Assistance and Medical Evacuation benefits are required for students traveling overseas. Many private health insurance plans do not provide any overseas coverage or medical evacuation. Two Plans that meet these needs are:
- Health Insurance for US Students Studying Abroad
MEDEX Global Solutions
P.O. Box 19056
Baltimore, MD 21284
Phone: 410-583-2595, 800-586-0753
- Diplomat International
3195 Linwood Road, Suite 201
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Insurance applications should be made at least six weeks prior to departure.
Health information for travelers can be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/travel/.
Frequently-used immunizations can be availed for free or at a reduced price from the University's Health Services. Fordham Health Services will make referrals for immunizations that they do not administer.
Immunizations, as well as an orientation to health issues while traveling overseas, can also be obtained from:
Dr. Theresa Madaline, MD
International Health and Travelers Clinic
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Park
1575 Blondell Avenue - Suite 200
Bronx, New York 10461
Please call to make an appointment about six weeks prior to departure.