Health insurance is not required for SSU students to use the SHC and the SHC does not bill or accept health insurance. However, health insurance is strongly recommended to help students and their families cover the cost of off-campus medical needs such as urgent care or hospital visits, ambulance transport, specialty care, complex diagnositc tests, out of area care or other services that are beyond the scope or hours of operation of the SHC. Students should have a basic understanding of any third party coverage they may have and always carry their insurance card with them.
The SHC provides quality outpatient medical care for acute and sub-acute illnesses, injuries, and basic mental health concerns. Most visits are at no additional cost to the student.
Discounted fees are charged for: medications, vaccines, specialized diagnostic tests, supplemental medical supplies, summer services, and pre-employment physicals and pre-participation physicals.
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Uninsured students 18 or younger who meet federal eligibility criteria may qualify for more significant vaccine discounts. These discounts are usually only available for immunizations received at public or community health clinics. Those over 18 who don't qualify will need to pay for vaccine costs out of pocket. Vaccine costs at the SHC are discounted in comparison to retail rates.
You do not need medical insurance to use the SHC. Most medical visits are offered without charge to eligible SSU students (see Funding and Eligibility). Though many of your medical needs can be met by the SHC at little or no cost, we strongly recommend you continue your current health insurance (or get insurance if you don't have it) to help cover services that are beyond the scope or hours of availability of the SHC.
There is no charge to eligible students for basic medical visits and some lab and x-ray tests during the regular academic year. Discounted user fees are charged for pharmacy items, orthopedic supplies, lab tests requiring the involvement of an off-campus lab, and failure to keep or cancel a medical appointment in advance. For information on summer services, see Summer Services.
The SHC provides quality outpatient medical care for acute and sub-acute illnesses, injuries, and basic mental health concerns. Most visits are at no additional cost to the student. Discounted fees are charged for: