Your student health fee pays for many physical and mental health services, including
routine office visits and preventive health consultations.
Required Health Insurance
ALL USC COLUMBIA STUDENTS MUST HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, including: 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
The student health fee, paid with tuition, covers office visits in Primary Care, Women’s
Health, and Sports Medicine. The student health fee also covers individual counseling
visits as well as group counseling and wellness, prevention, and advocacy services
Primary Care office visits
Women’s Health office visits
Sports Medicine office visits
In person and virtual counseling sessions
Clinical nutrition, stress management, sexual health consultations
Public health preparedness
Routine services are covered completely by the student health fee, paid with your
tuition, and most other services are partially covered. You can view a list of services with additional fees and the corresponding charge rates.
Who is Covered by the Student Health Fee?
Students who have enrolled and paid their tuition by university deadlines are eligible
for services covered by the student health fee. This includes:
Undergraduates taking six hours or more
Graduate students taking six hours or more
Graduate students with assistantships
USC School of Medicine students enrolled in 1 or more hours
All international students
The dean of The Graduate School, under certain circumstances, may certify that a student’s
full time enrollment is less than the normal requirement of 9 hours for graduate students
or 6 hours for students serving as graduate assistants.
Students with Special Enrollment Status are also eligible for all services at Student
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
Spouses/partners should seek community mental health resources when individual counseling
or more extensive mental health services are desired.