MCC requires all F-1 students carry health insurance in accordance with USCIS regulations and/or MCC policies. MCC requires you to purchase our comprehensive insurance plan through The Lewer Agency, Inc.
Please contact The Lewer Agency (www.lewermark.com) directly for questions regarding your insurance policy or coverage, the status of your filed claim, receipt of premium or verification of coverage, or for a list of providers. The Lewer Agency's phone number is 1.800.821.7710.
MCC international students can also go to a Take Care Health Center located within many Walgreens' stores. No appointment is required and the centers are open 7 days a week. Services include minor injuries, respitory illnesses, vaccinations, and skin conditions. For a complete list and to find a location near you go to Take Care Health Center. There is no co-pay for MCC international students. Do not forget to present your health insurance card.
To find a doctor or hospital contact: www.lewermark.com/metropolitancommunitycollege. For the 24 hour Nurse Help Line call 1.800.769.1259. Translators are provided free of charge.
Please remember that if you bring your spouse and/or children with you, they must also be adequately insured.
Your student health insurance does NOT cover dental services. If you would like to have your teeth examined and cleaned, you can make an appointment at Johnson County Community College's Dental Hygiene Clinic for a small fee.
JCCC is located approximately 20 minutes from Penn Valley. The address is:
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
You can schedule an appointment by calling 913.469.3808. The clinic is located in Room 201 of the Science Building on the JCCC campus.
Dental services are provided by dental hygiene students and the first visit usually takes approximately 3 hours. The website provides information about current costs, babysitting services, and directions. http://www.jccc.net/home/depts/001253.
In the U.S., most illnesses are treated by a general or family doctor. The following is a list of doctors within 5 miles of the Penn Valley campus. If your general doctor is unable to heal you, he/she will refer you to a specialist. The International Student Office has a list of specialists within 5 miles of campus.
We cannot guarantee that a particular doctor will remain in your network throughout the term of your enrollment. You should always ask if your doctor participates in your plan before obtaining medical services. You can also call the customer service number on the back of your membership card to see if the doctor you have selected is a member of the network.
If you need help selecting a doctor close to your home, visit the website at www.mygreatwest.com, go to the provider picture at the top of the screen and then go to provider search and put in your address.
Download a list of Family/General Practice doctors (pdf format).
Primary care clinics provide outpatient services for people with little or no insurance. Cost ranges from free to an amount the family can pay based on income.
Kansas City Free Health Clinic (www.kcfree.org) offers FREE adult, adolescent, family, gynecology and family planning, dermatology, mental health, dentistry and HIV services.
Kansas City, MO 64111
5119 E. 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
816.753.5144 ext. 350
Cost: free to all in Missouri and Kansas
Take Care Health Centers (www.takecarehealth.com) offers no co-pay services to MCC international students for minor injuries, respitory illnesses, vaccinations, and skin conditions. No appointment required.
Locations (1.866.825.3227 for other locations):
3845 Broadway Rd
Kansas City, MO, 64111
3915 S Noland Rd
Independence, MO, 64055
9300 E Gregory Blvd
Raytown, MO, 64133
1801 E Langsford Rd
Lees Summit, MO, 64063
401 NE Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO, 64155
Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center and Dental Clinic (www.rodgershealth.org) offers pediatric, women's health, obstetrics/gynecology, adult, geriatric medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, laboratory, adult day care, social services, behavioral health, psychiatric services, gambling addiction counseling, and substance abuse treatment and counseling.
Kansas City, MO 64124
Cost: based on income and family size
Swope Health Services (www.swopehealth.org) offers pediatric, women's health, obstetrics/gynecology, and adult medicine. Other Services include: dentistry and oral surgery; vision services; pharmacy; laboratory; radiology; HIV/AIDS services; behavioral health including anger and stress management; parenting training; children and adolescent services; substance abuse treatment; and psychotherapy.
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
3526 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64119
2726 Brown Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66104
1029 N. 32nd Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Cost: based on income and family size
Other local health care resources:
Clay County Health Department (www.clayhealth.com)
Liberty Clinic: 800 Haines Drive
Johnson County Health Department (www.health.jocogov.org)
Olathe Clinic: 11875 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 300
Mission Clinic: 6000 Lamar, Suite 140
Jackson County Health Department (http://www.jacohd.org//)
Independence: 313 S. Liberty
Wyandotte County Health Department (www.wycokck.org/departments/public_health)
Kansas City, KS: 619 Ann Ave.
Medical costs in the United States are very expensive. Most students could not afford to pay for the expenses related to a serious accident or illness without the help of insurance. Your school has chosen this plan based upon the benefits, costs (premium) and the reputation of the company.