If you are an employee of WPI you will be eligible for certain WPI benefits including health insurance. For more information see the Human Resources website
There are special insurance requirements for those on a J-1 or J-2 Exchange Visitor visa. The following minimum coverage applies: You are required to have insurance with a minimum coverage of $100,000 per accident or illness, repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000, medical evacuation to your home country in the amount of $50,000, and deductibles that do not exceed $500 per accident or illness. We have information on insurance plans that meet the J visa minimum requirements. If you are on a J visa and are getting your health insurance coverage from WPI, you need to purchase an additional (cheap) insurance to cover repatriation and medical evacuation.
You have two options for your health care. You can look for a primary care/or family doctor who will take new patients and who accepts your health insurance. You can search on line using for example Healthgrades
Your other option is to utilize what is known as Urgent Care Facilities. Walk-In Clinics and Urgent Care facilities are becoming more and more common and are used for medical issues that arise that require immediate care, but are not serious enough to go to the emergency room. Typically you would visit a Walk-In Clinic or Urgent Care facility if you have a non-life threatening issue but cannot wait to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor. Some of the closest Walk-In Clinics and Urgent Care Facilities to WPI are:
CareWell Urgent Care
500 Lincoln St, Worcester, MA 01605
ReadyMED Plus Urgent Care
366 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604