Student Health Fee/Insurance
Mandatory Health Fee
The Mandatory Student Health Fee provides students access and services to Student Health and Counseling Services throughout the academic quarter. Eligibility for services starts with the first day of the quarter and lasts through the end of the break period immediately following that quarter. In addition, fall quarter eligibility begins with the first day of the break period preceding the start of the quarter, provided the student is registered and fees have been paid. The health fee covers only those services provided on campus. Outside referrals are at the expense of each student.
As of Summer Quarter 2014, the quarterly health fee is $80.74, and is automatically included in your fee bill. Because the health fee is indexed, it will increase minimally each year at the start of Summer term. If you are not enrolled during summer term, but intend to return in the fall (“Continuing Student Status”), you may use the health services on a fee-per-visit basis (roughly 1/3 of the established fee) for the first 3 visits. After that, you do not have to pay a visit charge.
Here is a summary of what this fee provides:
ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE
- 45% of our patient health visits are on the same day as initial contact
- There are minimal delays for health appointments--most are scheduled within 1 to 3 days of your request
- Students can receive basic care right on campus, reducing lost time due to travel to an outside provider
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
- No-cost doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, psychiatric and health educator visits
- No-cost x-rays
- No-cost birth control options counseling
- No-cost laboratory tests performed in house
- At-cost prescription and non-prescription drugs and medications
- No-cost health assessments and screenings at the Wellness Center
PROTECTION OF COMMUNITY (PUBLIC) HEALTH
- Nearly one-third of all students are uninsured—Student Health and Counseling Services is the only health protection that they have
- The required Measles & Rubella and Hepatitis B Immunization Program protects ALL students
- The influenza (flu) immunization program reduces lost class and study time
- Tuberculin testing and treatment programs further protect the community
EDUCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ABOUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS
- Student wellness programs—The Wellness Card and academic presentations
- Free wellness education and information
- Free assistance with health-related classroom projects
- Research on and dissemination of information about health related behaviors including:
- Reducing and destigmatizing mental health issues
- Use of alcohol and other drugs
- Use of diet and exercise to reduce stress and to maintain overall wellness
- Promotion of awareness of available services
You do not need to have insurance to use Student Health and Counseling Services. However, supplemental health insurance is strongly recommended for those times when we are closed or when you may need more specialized care for an accident or other injury.
Currently Enrolled Domestic (U.S. Citizens) Students:
Your prepaid student health fee covers most services. However, in the event you need more extensive care or need to be referred to a specialist, you will be responsible for the cost of that outside care.
Due to new the health care reform law, you may be eligible to remain on your parent's health insurance plan. Check into this now before you graduate! Download a free Graduation Toolkit to help stay better informed.
If you are no longer eligible under your parent's insurance, know that Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) offers CSU HealthLink, a quality healthcare insurance program sponsored by the CSU System and developed specifically for the California State University student. Go to their website for a brochure or to enroll online today! Individual plans are available for medical, dental, or vision care.
Or check out some other alternatives on the righthand menu.
You are required to carry comprehensive health insurance. For more information on International student health insurance, contact the International Center for further details or go to: CSU HealthLink.com
Covered California - CSU website to help you understand the new laws
HealthCare.gov - tools to located an insurance plan
Health Way LA - medical services for uninsured adults in LA County
U.S. Uninsured Help Line (800) 234-317
COBRA - extending job benefits after separation (866) 487-2365