Student Health Center
The Student Health Center supports the university by evaluating, treating, and maintaining and promoting the optimal physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the APU student body, and by empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices. The center offers services for preventative medicine as well as treatment of illness and minor emergencies, first aid, wart, and mole removal, Pap smears, STD testing, anxiety, depression, and disease management. Visits to the Student Health Center are by appointment only. Hours vary and are posted on the Student Health Center website as well as at the center.
Office visits are free to all undergraduate students. Medications, injections, immunizations, procedures, and blood draws are provided by the attending physician, nurse practitioners, physician assistant, and registered nurse for a nominal fee. If students need further treatment or evaluation, there is an excellent referral base to specialists in the community, as well as a hospital in close proximity for emergencies.
There is a prematriculation requirement for admission to the university: All students must have documentation of two MMR vaccines, and all students must also complete and return the TB Questionnaire. Students can go to the MyCougar Health patient portal to complete and upload the required documents, and can also access MyCougar Health through home.apu.edu (My Resources > General > Other > MyCougar Health). Failure to provide proof of immunizations to the Student Health Center results in a hold on all academic courses.
For students with 7 or more units, or who live on campus, proof of health insurance is mandated. All students will automatically be enrolled for coverage under an APU policy providing coverage from 8/15/20 through 8/14/21. If students wish to opt out of this coverage, they may do so by completing the hard waiver process. International students are not eligible to waive the insurance. To submit a request for waiver, students must provide proof of comparable insurance online by September 11, 2020.
All full-time international students holding an immigration document from Azusa Pacific University (I-20 or DS 2019) are required to purchase APU student health insurance. This insurance meets the U.S. government requirement for health insurance for international students, and must be purchased during registration (twice a year) for a total of 12 months of coverage. If the student withdraws from or leaves APU prematurely, health insurance coverage will be automatically terminated.
For more information regarding the waiver process, call Gallagher Customer Service at (800) 406-4517 or visit the APU Student Health Center website.
Athletes participating in intercollegiate sports are covered through a separate policy.