Student Health Insurance

What About Health Insurance?
For Domestic Students (citizens of the U.S.) only

Do I need health insurance to attend college?

Health insurance is not a requirement to attend Sacramento City College unless you are an international student or in a program that requires it.

Do we recommend that you have health insurance?

Yes, it is recommended that students obtain health insurance because you never know when you will get sick or injured. Treatment without insurance can be financially devastating.

Does SCC offer health insurance?


How do I choose Health Insurance?

The first step would be to apply for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at You will be able to choose a plan that fits your financial and health circumstances. See Student FAQs on the Covered CA website.

Where can I get help to sign up for health insurance?

Health Services can make a referral for Sac Covered to assist you by phone to sign up for MediCal or Covered California.

What if I don’t have health insurance and I get sick or hurt?

You can come in to SCC Health Services for a consultation to help you decide if you need to see a doctor or not. We can then assist you in finding a health resource in the community if needed. You can also look on the Community Resources page of this site to pick a health provider that fits your needs.