Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Health Insurance

Coverage Dates: Payment Portal Opens
(1st Day for Payment):
Cost for Students: Additional Cost Per Dependent:
Summer 2021 06/21/2021 – 09/19/2021 02/06/2021 $464.00 $464.00
Fall 2021 09/20/2021 – 01/09/2022 08/03/2021 $497.00 $497.00
Winter 2022 01/10/2022 – 04/03/2022 11/09/2021 $497.00 $497.00

PacificSource Updates

  • Visit with a doctor without leaving home! TelaDoc is included in your coverage and you can use it for both medical and mental health issues.
  • If you need to be tested for COVID-19, the testing (including co-pay) is covered by your PacificSource health insurance as long as you stay in-network.

How to Pay for Your Insurance

  1. Visit the PacificSource Payment Portal.
  2. Pay for your PacificSource health insurance coverage.
  3. Email your payment confirmation (receipt) to oiss.insurance@pcc.edu to have your hold removed.

Read our step-by-step guide (or watch this video) to help you use the new payment portal.

Insurance Holds

An international health insurance hold will be placed on your MyPCC account before class registration begins. To have your hold removed, you must pay for your mandatory international student health insurance through Pacific Source’s payment portal.

IMPORTANT DATES for FALL 2021:
  • Monday, 08/02/2021: Hold will be placed on your MyPCC account.
  • Tuesday, 08/03/2021: Health insurance payment portal opens, and you can make a payment.
  • Monday, 07/12/2021: PCC Class registration begins.
  • Monday, 09/27/2021: Deadline for health insurance payment.
Please be aware that payments made over the weekend will be processed during OISS hours the next available business day. 

HOW TO HAVE YOUR HOLD REMOVED:

We receive payment reports from Pacific Source each Friday. When we receive this report, we will remove holds from all students’ accounts who have paid.

You can also show proof of payment and have your hold removed by emailing a copy of your receipt or a screenshot of your receipt to oiss.insurance@pcc.edu

For any additional questions or if you need help signing in to your Pacific Source account, please email us at oiss.insurance@pcc.edu

PCC International Student Health Insurance Requirements

PCC International student health insurance is required and mandatory for all PCC F-1 students (only exception: government-sponsored students).

Why? The cost of healthcare in the United States is extremely high. You must have medical insurance to protect yourself from these high costs.

Please do not buy health insurance coverage from your home country because it will not be accepted by PCC.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.Who must be covered by PCC international student health insurance?

    • All F-1 students with I-20s from PCC must be covered through Pacific Source. At this time PCC does not accept substitutes or waivers for this requirement.
    • F-2 dependents (husband/wife, children) are strongly encouraged to get coverage through Pacific Source.

2. How much does PCC international health insurance cost?

    • The insurance costs $497 per term per person covered.

3. When must international students be covered by PCC international student health insurance?

    • During Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer terms,
    • During vacation terms,
    • While on OPT, and
    • During reduced course load terms.

4. What if my health insurance is covered by my government-sponsored scholarship?

    • You must have a valid financial guarantee or government sponsorship letter on file with the Office of International Student Services and Third Party Billing.
    • Your financial guarantee or government sponsorship letter must be valid for the entire term you intend to use it.
    • If your financial guarantee or government sponsorship letter has expired, you must submit a new financial guarantee or government sponsorship.
    • You must submit your financial guarantee or government sponsorship letter by emailing it to BOTH oiss.insurance@pcc.edu AND sam.loughery@pcc.edu.
    • If you are covered for only insurance (not tuition), then you must submit a government sponsorship letter. The letter must include:
      • Your full name
      • That you are covered by your government’s insurance while attending PCC
      • That you are covered for repatriation and medical evacuation
      • The dates of coverage

5. Does the PacificSource health insurance coverage include dental and/or vision coverage?

    • No, the PacificSource health insurance plan does not include vision or dental coverage for students over 18 years of age.

This page is maintained by the OISS Health Insurance Team.

Health Insurance Workshop

Click here to watch the video!

Error: The image above does not have Alt Text

OISS Contact Info

oiss.insurance@pcc.edu 

Contact OISS for questions about:

  • Eligibility
  • Payments

PacificSource Contact Info

StudentHealth@PacificSource.com

+1-541-284-7961

Contact PacificSource for questions about:

  • Coverage
  • Benefits
  • Finding a doctor

Quick Links:

PacificSource Payment Portal

PacificSource website

Coverage Overview