Hospitals affiliated with KU are Anam Hospital, Guro Hospital (the following two are Specialized General Hospitals), and Ansan Hospital (General Hospital), and the procedural process differs due to the hospital ranking of the current health care legislation.
In the case of Anam Hospital and Guro Hospital (hereby referred to as “Specialized General Hospital”)
The health insurance card should be in the person’s possession, however in exceptional cases confirmation regarding health care can be verified through the personal information (medical insurance information) of the insured or subscriber at the medical information window (or "customer support").
If the health insurance card is not in the person’s possession due to an emergency, then oral confirmation of health insurance coverage can be made to the corresponding medical institution, and then the medical insurance card must be presented within 7 days after the end of the emergency medical situation.
Medical institutions are divided into categories of clinics (including dental clinics and oriental medical clinics), hospitals, general hospitals, and specialized general hospitals. And medical procedures are separated into a two-phase process by the medical care insurance law.
To receive medical attention from KU affiliated Anam & Guro Hospital, the patient must receive prior phase 1 treatment from a clinic, hospital, or general hospital and be prescribed a “medical treatment request” in order to enter treatment phase 2.
Be advised that without the medical treatment request, the patient cannot receive health care benefits during treatment phase 2. In this case, the health benefits provided by the university may also not be applicable.
medical attention can be received without a “medical treatment request” in departments such as the emergency room, family medicine, and dental care even at a specialized general hospital.
In the case of Ansan Hospital
Health insurance benefits are provided without the “medical treatment request” mentioned in the “A”, and the procedures are the same as the above.
In the case of students without health insurance (including exchange students and international students)
Korean national health insurance does not apply to international students, exchange students, and Korean students with different nationalities, therefore they must attend designated hospitals.
Students must visit the medical benefit office in advance to obtain the "Medical Benefit Eligibility Verification" document in order to receive medical attention from the designated hospital. However, in the case of an emergency or other circumstances in which the student does not possess verification, the student must announced to the designated hospital that they are attending Korea University and follow the procedures that is instructed.
If there is no adequate explanation regarding “2” by the corresponding institution, then contact humanities and social sciences medical benefit office.
Central Square Medical Benefit Manager at the Medical Center ☏ +82-2-3290-1573
Korea University Anam Hospital (Seongbuk-gu, Anam-dong) ☏ +82-2-920-5114, 6114
Korea University Guro Hospital (Guro-gu, Guro-dong) ☏ +82-2-818-6114
Anam Dental Clinic (Seongbuk-gu, Anam-dong) ☏ +82-2-925-2875
(Note) Korea University Ansan Hospital is excluded from the designated hospitals.
This applies to students, exchange students, and international students currently attending KU who have paid medical benefit fee of that corresponding semester.
Hospital Reduction Rate Information
Korea University provides different reduction rates regarding medical attention such as hospitalization, medical checkups, prosthetics & corrections, and general practices (if not covered by health insurance) received at KU affiliated hospitals to students and alumni of the university. For more information, please contact the KU Anam Hospital Patient Affair Team (+82-2-920-5297).
※Documents required for medical fee reduction
Enrolled Students : Certificate of Enrollment (Students during leave cannot relieve reduction)
Alumni : Applies only to those who have paid the alumni association fee and certificate of payment is required for submission
Undergraduate & Graduate School Students
Alumni (Including Specialized Graduate School Students)
Health Care (Hospitalization)
Prosthetics & Correction
General (If not covered by health insurance)
For health insurance cases: The reduction rate applies to the total sum of the amount after insurance, the patient’s share of the cost, and the cost of the uninsured items.
For the general cases: Medical provisions such as the cost of admission, hospital room difference fee, fee for blood, optional medical fees, medical materials, MRI, ultrasound, etc. are excluded.
LASIK eye surgeries and cosmetic plastic surgeries are classified as general practices (Except in the special case for medical reasons)
Payments of Deductible Reimbursement (excluding uninsured cases)
Students (excluding exchange students and international students) who qualify for "2" can have their share of the medical cost (excluding uninsured) reimbursed by the medical benefit system after receiving treatment. Please visit the medical benefit information (homepage) for details regarding medical benefit procedures.