Student Health Insurance

Peace of Mind

In the event of a major illness or accident, lack of adequate coverage may interfere with your ability to complete your studies. Insurance should be considered a basic cost, in the same category as housing, food, and transportation. It may be calculated into your financial aid application. If you don’t have coverage, apply as soon as possible.

The officially endorsed UH Student Medical Insurance Plan Carrier is HMSA.

Kekaulike Center

‘Ilima, Rm 102

Hours of Operation
Mon to Fri
8 am – 4 pm
Phone: (808) 734-9555
Fax: (808) 734-9896

Mon to Fri
9 am – 3 pm
FA Service Window – Diamond Head end of ‘Ilima 101
Admissions & Records Service Window – ‘Ewa end of ‘Ilima 102

Closed Weekends & State Holidays

Business Office - Cashiering

‘Ilima, Rm 106
Phone: (808) 734-9524
Fax: (808) 734-9579
(please attention emails to: Kapi‘olani CC Business Office - Cashiering)


School Code:001613
Priority Application Date: March 1


To qualify for the student health insurance plans endorsed by UH, undergraduates must have a minimum of 6 credits during the fall or spring semesters and 3 credits during the summer sessions.

Students not taking classes during the summer may still qualify for cover if they were enrolled in the previous spring semester and are registered for the following fall semester.

Student Health Insurance Plans

Parents’ Employee Health Plan: Most Hawai‘i employment-based health insurance plans will provide coverage for dependent children who are full-time students up to age 19, or age 25 in some plans.

HMSA Student Health Plan

HMSA’s student health insurance plan is available to registered students. Each year, an application is mailed to all UH students. Hard copy applications are available at the Office of Student Activities and at the Honda International Center.

Hawai‘i Med-QUEST Plan

Med-QUEST is a state health plan for those who meet the low-income criteria. For more information, call the Customer Service Section at (808) 524-3370 on Oʻahu, or call toll-free from the neighbor islands at 1-800-316-8005. The hearing impaired may call (808) 692-7182 on Oʻahu or toll-free from the neighbor islands at 1-800-603-1201.

Coverage thru a Non-UH Endorsed Provider

For other plans, contact the insurance provider directly. If you have a non-Hawaiʻi health plan, carefully review the terms of your coverage. It may not include services performed away from your home location or by designated medical facilities or providers.

Health Insurance Requirements for International Students

International students are required to purchase health insurance coverage. For more information, contact the Honda International Center.

Admission Forms

To access the necessary forms and information, please visit the Admissions & Records page. We're here to support you every step of the way on your journey toward success