On Campus Healthcare
Health facilities are available for all military students within the college and for their families at the Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) and the Newport Hospital. On campus, the college also has an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) who conducts weekday “sick call,” taking care of minor ailments and referring more severe issues to the nearby clinic for immediate attention or the Newport Hospital after hours.
Local Healthcare Services
International Military Students
The best time to ask health insurance questions is before you leave your country. It may be possible for your embassy in the United States to add you to their group insurance plan with a U.S. company, and in some cases, even pay for the coverage.
Military in Foreign Country
Medical care from a military medical facility is not always without cost. Medical entitlements vary from country to country, and private medical insurance can be very expensive. Each foreign government has entered into a bilateral agreement with the U.S. government regarding medical care of military personnel and their dependents. These agreements are different from country to country, and even change year by year. In many cases, care for known medical or dental problems could be treated in your own country at less personal expense than in the United States. Read this section on Medical Information carefully, and ask questions of your embassy to ensure you have complete answers BEFORE you leave your country.
For international students, the ITO is the only authority for receiving medical entitlements, so it is important for the student to understand the provisions of their own ITO. Block 12b of the ITO lists the medical entitlement of the student as well as the entitlement of authorized dependents.