Preserving your mental and physical health
The workload at Princeton is often intense and it is possible to fall into the rut of all work and no play which can have a negative effect on your happiness and productivity. Look for opportunities to create a balance in your work life and to reduce your stress by exercising, eating healthfully, practicing yoga, meditation, or other stress-reducing activity and having fun.
Medical records for Students, Scholars, and Their Dependents
Bring copies of your medical records and the medical records of your dependents (if any) who are coming with you. You should keep them with other important documents so they will be on hand if necessary. If you have school age children, you will be required to submit their medical records when they register to attend school in the local area. All medical records should be translated into English before coming to the U.S.
Student Health Plan
The university provides a number of services designed to keep students physically and mentally healthy. University Health Services (UHS). (UHS) offers several services to students, ranging from outpatient medical care to counseling and psychological services.
Every student is required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled at Princeton University. This health insurance must cover off-campus specialty care and hospitalization not provided by the University Health Services (UHS). All students are automatically enrolled in the Princeton University Student Health Plan (SHP). All costs associated with the SHP and the services at UHS are included in the total tuition and required fees.
The U.S. healthcare system can be confusing for students from abroad. It is important that you familiarize yourself with your obligations as an insured student, especially since some healthcare costs may exceed the coverage you have. More information about healthcare and University Health Services is available at the UHS website.
Dental and Vision Plan
Students may also elect to participate in and pay for, optional vision and dental plans that provide benefits beyond those included in the Student Health Plan. For more information, see the UHS website.