Health Insurance and Immunizations

We want you to stay healthy while you study here, which is why we require you to be able to get the care you need.


INTO Mason students with F-1 and J-1 visa status who will be living in the United States during the Summer/Fall 2024 semester are required to have Mason’s Aetna Student Health insurance. You will automatically be enrolled in the university health insurance plan managed by Aetna. Health insurance fees are paid to INTO Mason. 

We encourage you to download your health insurance cards after arriving at INTO Mason. You can also access your card online through Aetna's student health website

Student Health Services can provide specific information about your insurance plan and coverage.

If you currently have a U.S. health insurance plan and believe you qualify for a health insurance waiver, check the Waiver Exemptions policies


You'll receive an Immunization Record Form that must be completed in English and signed by a doctor before you arrive on campus. Submit your completed immunizations form to Mason's patient portal.

You can get required vaccinations from your local doctor or hospital before you leave your country. However, if you don't have proof of immunizations, we'll schedule an appointment for you at Student Health Services through Mason's patient portal.

All required vaccinations are free if you're enrolled in the university health insurance plan.

Student Health Services requires all newly admitted students or newly re-admitted students to submit immunization records through Mason's patient portal by August 1, 2024.

All students must fill out Parts 1 through 4 (part 2, if applicable) of the Immunization Record Form (PDF).

Students born after December 31, 1956, must provide documented proof that they have been immunized against certain communicable diseases. The document must be translated into English.

A health care professional must complete Parts 5 through 8 of the form. Accepted proof of immunization must be submitted for hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella, tetanus/diphtheria, meningococcal, and tuberculosis.

The Commonwealth of Virginia and Mason policy #6004 mandate immunization requirements. Student Health Services is responsible for collecting and maintaining students’ immunization records.

A nurse checks a syringe in Mason's Nursing Program in Peterson Hall on the Fairfax Campus
Take Care of Yourself

Mason Student Health Services provides general medical services, including routine check-ups, treatment for minor illness, prescriptions, and vaccinations.