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Konkuk University Medical Center (KUMC)

Konkuk University Medical Center (KUMC)

If you need to see a doctor, please contact or visit the Konkuk University Medical Center (KUMC), adjacent to the campus near the Konkuk University Station (Subway Line 7), for an appointment.

Pharmacies

For prescribed medicine, most large-sized hospitals in Korea have their own pharmacies where you can have your prescriptions filled. Many prescribed and non-prescription medication can be found at local pharmacies. You can find pharmacies located on the first floor of Star City Mall and near the hospital entrance (on the basement level) leading to Subway Line 7 (Konkuk University Station).

You can also browse the pharmacies in Gwangjin-gu (i.e., the district in which Konkuk main campus is located) by searching on a Korean portal (e.g., Naver, Daum, etc.) for “광진구 약국.”

※ Note: Most convenience stores (usually open 24 hours) sell medicine for certain symptoms such as pain, cold, and indigestion.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Plan for Foreign Students at Konkuk
(as of January 2014)

Please contact the Center for International Faculty and Services for detailed information.

How to Subscribe (Purchase)

During the welcome orientation, a staff member of the Center for International Faculty and Student Services will explain the details on how to purchase insurance.

    [Overview]
  1. Fill out an application (distributed by the Center for International Faculty and Student Services)
  2. Transfer the designated premium to the bank account of the insurance company
  3. The insurance company confirms the payment of the premium
  4. You are insured immediately

Or, if you subscribe on your own, please:

  1. Send the following information to uhakinsu1@daum.net
    • Your name, nationality, alien registration number, and phone number
    • Your university, major, and insurance period
    • Address (where you would like to receive the original insurance policy & contract by regular post mail)
  2. Transfer the designated premium to the bank account of the insurance company
  3. The insurance company confirms payment of the premium
  4. You are insured immediately

* Note that you will be insured only when the premium is paid for.

How to Get Reimbursement
    If you are injured or contract a disease, please take the following steps.
  1. Visit the nearest hospital to get treatment
    ☞ If possible, visit the International Clinic at the Konkuk University Medical Center
  2. Pay for the treatment with your own money
  3. Ask the hospital for the following documentation
    • All prescriptions for patients (if available)
    • All receipts (issued by the hospital and the pharmacy)
    • Proof that a doctor treated you
      (e.g., a doctor’s note [소견서], a medical certificate (or diagnosis) [진단서], treatment certificate [진료확인서])
      ※ To request proof of doctor’s treatment, show the hospital nurse the following sentence in Korean :
      보험 처리 때문에 그러는데요 소견서, 진단서 또는 진료확인서를 발급해 주시겠습니까?

Absence Due to Sickness

Case 1

If you feel unwell and have to miss your class(es) necessarily, please take the following steps.

  1. Inform the following persons (offices) beforehand.
    • The instructor(s) of the class(es) you missed
    • The KU:L House Administration Office (if you live in the dormitory and have to stay overnight at a hospital)
    • Your Konkuk coordinator
  2. Listen to their instructions.
    You may be required to hand in documentation from a hospital (pharmacy) in certain cases.
  3. Go to a hospital or rest at home (e.g., in your dormitory room).
  4. Ask the hospital or the pharmacy for documentation (if required).
  5. Inform the following persons (offices) of your status.
    • The instructors of those classes
    • The KU:L House Administration Office (if you live in the dormitory)
    • Your Konkuk coordinator
  6. Submit the documentation to them (if required).
Case 2

If you were so unwell that you already missed your class without informing your instructor, to see a doctor and/or to receive treatment, please take the following steps.

  1. Inform the following persons (offices) immediately.
    • The instructors of those classes
    • The KU:L House Administration Office (if you live in the dormitory and slept at a hospital)
    • Your Konkuk coordinator
  2. Listen to their instructions. You may be required to hand in documentation from a hospital (pharmacy) in certain cases.
  3. Ask the hospital or the pharmacy for documentation (if required).
  4. Inform the following persons (offices) of your status.
    • The instructors of those classes
    • The KU:L House Administration Office (if you live in the dormitory)
    • Your Konkuk coordinator
  5. Submit the documentation to them(if required).
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