Beginning fall 2018, USC-Columbia students will be required to have health insurance.
This requirement 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 and all international students.
What is the Student Health Fee?
Your student health fee, paid with your tuition, covers most of your on-campus health services.
We are only in network with the Student Health Insurance Plan, which covers many of our services either completely
or partially. We will file claims with third-party insurance plans. 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||$31 (per injection)|
|TB Skin Test||$42|
|Travel Visit||$60 – $75|
|Blood Count (complete)||$29 – $45|
|Blood Draw (venipuncture)||$18-24|
|STI Testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis)||$25 – $53|
|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||$21|
|IV Fluids||$81 – $100|
|X-Ray||$85 – $145|
|Physical Therapy Evaluation||$75 – $100|
|Splint, Cast or Brace||$25 – $130|
|LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) Insertion||$138 – $162|
|Wet Prep/KOH Prep||$16 (each)|
Please call Financial Services at 803-777-3174 for a full list of for-fee services and charge rates.
Special Enrollment Status & Partners
Spouses/partners of students with a spousal CarolinaCard can access Student Health Services, except for counseling sessions and psychiatric evaluations, on a fee-for-service basis. Spouses/partners can participate in group therapy and couples counseling. 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.