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HTH Worldwide Health Services

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Boston College partners with HTH Worldwide Insurance Services (HTH) to provide health and emergency services to Boston College students while traveling and living outside the United States.

How to Access HTH

OIP will enroll you in the HTH plan by your program's start date. Students participating in external programs with a waiver (see below) will not be enrolled in HTH. Enrolled students will receive an email message from HTH that includes a certificate number and details on completing the online registration process. After you receive that message, you need to register online at The HTH website will give you access to a list of medical care providers and facilities abroad that work directly with HTH. In case of illness, you need to call HTH Worldwise at either +1-800-257-4823 or collect at +1-610-254-8771 to make an appointment with a provider.  In case of an emergency, you should go directly to the nearest physician or hospital without delay and then contact HTH Worldwide.

Coverage details

Please note that HTH does not replace required medical insurance within the United States. Rather, it will provide you with medical services and assistance overseas. General policy exclusions apply. Program coverage dates vary by program.


The Boston College HTH policy is in effect for all students studying abroad on BC semester and summer programs, as well as on most approved external programs. Students attending external programs where similar coverage is already in place may be eligible for a waiver. These programs are currently eligible for a waiver: NYU, Arcadia, Kent State in Geneva, and Sarah Lawrence College: British American Drama Academy (starting Spring 2016). Check with your advisor for details.

Extended Coverage

Students traveling abroad before the start of their program, or those who wish to remain abroad after the program ends are not eligible for extended HTH coverage through BC. You have the option of extending your coverage with HTH by making a credit card payment online.