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.
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 (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.