F-1 visa students at Santa Barbara City College are automatically enrolled in the school-endorsed medical insurance plan when they register for their classes. This is a mandory insurance and cannot be waived.
Medical Insurance Resources
Coverage Dates & Cost
- Fall 2023: August 1 - December 31 ($860)
- Spring 2024: January 1 - June 2 ($860)
- Summer 2024: June 3 - August 10
Download your insurance card. You will receive an email from GeoBlue by the start of each semester with instructions to access your insurance ID card and login to your insurance account. Keep a picture or paper copy of your ID card with you at all times!
If you need medical treatment before you have your ID card, contact the International Office.
Student Health Services on campus. The Health Center offers some medical services, personal counseling, alcohol, drug, and tobacco treatment programs, and sexual health counseling. If the Health Center cannot treat you or is closed, you can go to one of the urgent care centers listed below, or search for a that accepts your insurance.
How to Find a Doctor that accepts your insurance.
Urgent Care Centers:
|The MedCenter||The MedCenter|
|Address||215 Pesetas Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
|2954 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
|319 N. Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
|Phone Number:||(805) 563-6100||(805) 682-7411||(805) 965-3011|
NOTE: Use of an urgent care center instead of a hospital emergency room may decrease your out-of-pocket expenses. Visit the Emergency Room if you are in a life-or-death situation. You may also refer to the student insurance website to search for an individual doctor.
How to file a medical bill claim. If you present your insurance card at a medical facility that is listed on the insurance website, your medical bill should be automatically paid for services covered by the plan.
Summer session Insurance. If you are enrolled in any class at SBCC during the summer, you will automatically be enrolled in the
health insurance coverage. If you are NOT enrolled in any classes at SBCC during the summer, you should buy summer insurance coverage
online in your insurance account; especially if you will be in the U.S for all or part of summer. Click the enrollment link that says “ENROLL”. If you have questions, contact csseligibilityteam@
Purchase Dental and Vision coverage separately. The international student insurance plan does not include coverage for dental or vision needs, but supplemental plans may be purchased online.