UofSC-Columbia Students Must Have Health Insurance
*Proof of Health Insurance applies to: Undergraduates taking six hours or more and paying the student health fee, graduate students taking six hours or more, graduate students with assistantships, UofSC School of Medicine students enrolled in 1 or more hours and all international students.
- Student Health Insurance Plan is the ONLY in-network plan at Student Health Services. If you waived the plan, some services may incur out-of-network costs.
- Most individuals and families need to waive Student Health Insurance Plan once per academic year
- Additional department requirements may apply
What is the Student Health Fee?
Your student health fee, paid with your tuition, covers many of your on-campus health services.
Examples of services covered by the Student Health Fee:
- Primary Care office visits
- Women’s Health office visits
- Sports Medicine office visits
- Limited number of virtual counseling sessions
- Virtual Group Counseling
- Virtual Support Groups
- Preventive screenings
- Wellness coaching
- Clinical nutrition, stress management, sexual health consultations
- Public health preparedness
- Advocacy services
Please check with your insurance carrier to determine your network providers. Student Health Services is in-network with many pharmacy plans, but not in-network with most health insurance carriers. Typically, out-of-network deductibles have to be met before third-party insurance plans will pay claims. Some insurance plans do not provide out-of-network coverage - please check your insurance policy to see what your out-of-network coverage entails.
Student Health Insurance Plan Coverage »
Some Services Require Fees
Routine services are covered completely by the student health fee, paid with your tuition, and most other services are partially covered.
Most Common Fee-Based Services
|Allergy Injection||$27 (per injection)|
|TB Skin Test||$33|
|Travel Visit||$50 - $85|
|Blood Count (complete)||$23 – $40|
|Blood Draw (venipuncture)||$15-20|
|STI Testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis)||$24 – $55|
|Under 10 Pages||Free|
|10 - 30 Pages||$0.65 (per page)|
|31+ Pages||$0.50 (per page)|
|Additional Processing Fee, 6 – 20 Pages||$15|
|Additional Processing Fee, 21+ Pages||$25|
The maximum charge is $200 for paper copies and $150 for electronic copies.
|Albuterol Breathing Treatment||$49|
|IV Fluids||$81 – $100|
|X-Ray||$69 – $165|
|Physical Therapy Evaluation||$85 – $125|
|Splint, Cast or Brace||$16 – $250|
|LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) Insertion||$135 – $201|
|Wet Prep/KOH Prep||$19 (each)|
Please call Financial Services at 803-777-3174 for a full list of for-fee services and charge rates.
Special Enrollment Status & Partners
Students with Special Enrollment Status are eligible for all services at Student Health Services. These same students can also choose to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Spouses/partners of students with a spousal (or Plus One) CarolinaCard can access Student Health Services. Spouses/partners can participate in group therapy and couples counseling. However, counseling sessions and psychiatric evaluations are not covered under the spouses/partners benefits. Spouses/partners should seek community mental health resources.
Children of students cannot access care at Student Health Services. Students can choose to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan for their spouse/partner and children.