It can be tough to adapt to the different lifestyle in the US at first. There are a whole new set of customs and cultural norms that some may find tricky. However, there are plenty of types of assistance available to the international student. If you choose to visit a doctor off-campus, the costs can increase. In the US, private doctors will treat a wide variety of non-emergency patients during their consulting hours. However, minor emergency clinics are open on weekends and don’t normally require you to make an appointment. Should you have a serious emergency, simply go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Take an ambulance if you need to. These rooms are dedicated to treating severe cases that may be considered as life-threatening. It may be a good idea to consider getting a health insurance plan. Some institutions have discounted rate plans available for their students.