Emergency Assistance & Health Insurance

Emergency Medical and Security Assistance
International SOS  provides health care and medical and security assistance services worldwide 24 hours a day for all Princeton University faculty, staff, and students traveling or residing outside of home country as part of university activity, program, research or sponsored travel. Their worldwide helpdesks can assist with urgent medical issues, security and logistical questions, medical advice, or other concerns and situations that may arise. ISOS can be contacted by phone, online, or using the ISOS app (available in your mobile phone's app store). 

  • Know Before You Go - Get prepared before your trip. Know about potential risks at your destination before you set off, receive local updates while you travel and have 24-hour access to medical and security experts to help with any issues that may arise while you are in unfamiliar surroundings far from home. 

  • Get Help When You Need It - As a member of International SOS, you have access to our global network of 26 Assistance Centers. With more than 11,000 professionals in over 1000 locations in 90 countries, International SOS doctors, security experts and assistance coordinators are available 24/7 to provide advice in your language - and to support you in case of emergency - no matter where you are in the world.


International Health Insurance
Health insurance coverage is provided by Starr in conjunction with International SOS. There is NO enrollment required and there is NO separate ID card. Simply utilize your International SOS Membership card

Sometimes travelers are asked to provide evidence of overseas health insurance coverage when applying for a foreign visa or when traveling to certain countries with insurance documentation requirements. In such cases, please contact Missy McGinn, Assistant Vice President Risk Management, at hmcginn@princeton.edu or riskmgt@princeton.edu for assistance.