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Student Health Services


Student Health Fee

Your student health fee pays for many physical and mental health services, including routine office visits and preventive health consultations.

USC-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, USC School of Medicine students enrolled in 1 or more hours and all international students.

* Additional department requirements may apply

 

What is the Student Health Fee?

Your student health fee, paid with your tuition, covers most of your on-campus health services.

 

Insurance Coverage

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

Service Fee
Allergy Injection $31 (per injection)
Immunization Administration $7
MMR Vaccine $120
TB Skin Test $42
Travel Visit $60 – $75
Service Fee
Blood Count (complete) $29 – $45
Blood Draw (venipuncture) $18-24
Flu Test $36-44
Pregnancy Test $21-48
STI Testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis) $25 – $53
Strep Test $36
Urinalysis $38
Service Fee
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.

Service Fee
Albuterol Breathing Treatment $21
IV Fluids $81 – $100
Service Fee
 EKG $76
X-Ray  $85 – $145
Physical Therapy Evaluation  $75 – $100
Service Fee
Ace Wrap $8
Crutches $66
Splint, Cast or Brace $25 – $130
Service Fee
LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) Insertion $138 – $162
Pap Smear $57
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 

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.