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Medical costs in the USA are very high, and even a minor illness or accident can result in a large medical bill. For this reason, all Walla Walla Community College international students are required to have medical and accident insurance at all times throughout their studies.

In order to protect students and to make insurance enrollment as simple as possible, Whatcom has contracted with LewerGlobal IMG Health Insurance Company for a comprehensive and convenient student health plan.

Plan highlights

To access detailed information regarding the plan highlights for Medical Insurance Benefits at Walla Walla Community College, kindly consult the LewerGlobal IMG Insurance Plan Summary. This  document provides an overview of the medical insurance coverage and benefits offered per policy year, allowing you to make informed decisions about your healthcare needs and coverage.

Please note: Lewer health insurance is affiliated with a network of health care providers (PPOs) under the CIGNA group of insurance companies. The figures shown above are for any doctor or clinic within the CIGNA PPO network. Costs for using a doctor outside of the Cigna PPO network may be higher.

For more information about LewerGlobal IMG insurance, please see the Related Links or visit the LewerGlobal IMG website:

Seeking medical treatment

In the US, hospitals are used primarily in emergency situations only. If a student needs treatment for a minor injury or illness, or for routine medical care, s/he should go to a walk-in medical clinic (no appointment needed) or make an appointment to see a general practice doctor or specialist.

To find a walk-in clinic or a doctor or specialist that is covered by Lewer insurance, please see the Related Links.


Lewer health insurance is paid quarterly and is automatically added to the student’s bill each quarter at registration.

Coverage Period

For new students: health insurance coverage begins when the student enters the U.S., up to 30 days before classes begin and ends one day before the next quarter’s classes begin
For current students:  coverage begins the first day of the quarter and ends one day before the next quarter’s classes begin.

Vacation Quarter

We strongly recommend that students continue their insurance during the vacation quarter to ensure they have adequate coverage. Please note that the Lewer insurance policy provides coverage in all countries except the student’s home country.

Completion of Program

After completing their program, students are covered for 30 days from the last day of their final quarter before returning home. Students can purchase additional insurance for coverage for the entire 60 days of grace period allowed under F-1 regulations. Students who transfer from Walla Walla Community College to another institution will not be covered beyond the last day of their final quarter at WWCC.

Should I go to a walk-in clinic or to a hospital?

Primary Care

Urgent Care

Emergency Care

This is your regular trusted provider or provider group. Visit primary care for: Urgent care facilities offer quick, effective care for minor injuries or illnesses that need urgent attention. Visit urgent care for: Emergency room visits should be reserved for situations that could result in loss of life or limb if not treated immediately. Seek emergency care for:
  • Annual exams and screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic disease
  • Prenatal care
  • Earaches/colds/fevers
  • Non-urgent healthcare needs
  • Minor cuts, burns and wounds
  • Minor injuries, infections or irritations
  • Severe cold and flu symptoms
  • Sprains
  • Muscle aches/pains
  • Persistent fever
  • Allergies
  • Severe earaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Other non-life-threatening but urgent needs
  • Symptoms of heart disease, including chest pain
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Warning signs of stroke, including numbness in face, arms and legs
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop
  • Automobile or industrial accident
  • Poisoning
  • Complicated bone fractures
  • Major illness
  • Head injuries
  • Suicide attempts or thoughts