Fees for Services

What the health fee covers

The OSU Health Fee is included in your tuition each term, giving you access to the Student Health Services (SHS) clinics. With these fees come many services available to enrolled students at no additional charge, including:

  • Routine visits with SHS physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants
  • Visits with SHS psychiatrist (with referral from SHS clinician)
  • Wellness exams (excludes all lab work or procedures)
  • Tobacco cessation services
  • Nutrition consults with a registered dietitian
  • Health Coaching services
  • Access to health and wellness web resources, including Healthier at School® Online Self-Care Guide
  • Health Promotion outreach programming and events
  • Nurse advice by phone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Toll-free long distance access to Student Health (1-877-824–9355)

What the health fee does not cover

There are some services at SHS that are not included in the health fee, in which you could incur an additional cost. However, most services are provided at lower than community cost. Although prices are always subject to change, some of the costs of services for which you would be charged are:

  • Lab tests, X-rays, EKG and spirometry
  • Immunizations and allergy shots
  • Travel appointments
  • Acupuncture, chiropractic services and massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Procedures such as ear irrigation, sutures/wound care, wart removal, etc.
  • Physicals (ROTC, Immigration, Pre-Employment, Peace Corps, Athletics, etc.)
  • Office visits with a consultant
  • Pharmacy prescriptions
  • Supplies (bandages, splints, braces, crutch rental, etc.)
  • Missed appointments that are not canceled before scheduled time

OSU health fee for 2016-2017

The OSU Health Fee for 2016-2017 is $142.50 per term. Find more information about student fees at fa.oregonstate.edu/business-affairs/tuition-and-fee-information.

Care during summer session, whether enrolled or returning

Student Health programs and services are available to students who are enrolled in Summer Session and have paid the quarterly health fee. Students who were enrolled at OSU the previous Spring Term AND who will be registering for Fall Term, but do not enroll in Summer Session, can still access services at SHS by paying the health fee for summer term. The fee for summer 2015 is $125.32 ($90.09 for Student Health and $35.23 for CAPS).

Payment of the summer health fee should be made in person at Kerr Administration or online; payment is not accepted at the health center.

Payment and reimbursement

Fees for services not covered under the health fee will be billed to the student’s OSU account. The SHS insurance office will directly bill OSU-sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or PacificSource Graduate Assistant Plan). All other insurances will be billed as a courtesy per student’s request, as long as a copy of the insurance card is provided prior to services and a signed Assignment of Benefits (AOB) has been received (students can also supply insurance plan information via the Patient Portal). SHS does not have contracts with other insurance plans and is considered an "out-of-network" provider. Students with non-OSU insurance plans should be aware that charges will still appear on their account after SHS has billed their insurance.

Please note that prescription charges will not be included in your billing as SHS Billing Office does not have access to those records. You will have to request those directly from the OSU Pharmacy.

If you have specific questions about billing procedures, call the SHS billing office at 541-737-2068; for questions about OSU Aetna coverage, call the SHS insurance office at 541-737-7600; for questions about PacificSource GTA coverage call the SHS insurance office at 541-737-7568.

Student Health Services Billing Office
110 Plageman Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-2068
Fax: 541-737-7914

Student Health Services is not a participating provider for Oregon Health Plan and all non-OSU sponsored insurance plans. Students who are on the Oregon Health Plan and have paid the OSU health fee may still come to SHS for their office visits, which are covered by their OSU health fee. However, any additional services that incur a charge are the responsibility of the patient.

Examples of Fees

Fees for services not covered under the health fee will be billed to the student’s OSU account. The SHS insurance office will directly bill OSU-sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or PacificSource Graduate Assistant Plan). All other insurances will be billed as a courtesy per student’s request and if information is provided at the time of the appointment. SHS does not have contracts with other insurance plans and is considered an "out-of-network" or "non-participating" provider. Students with non-OSU insurance plans should be aware that charges will still appear on their account after SHS has billed their insurance.

Here are examples of what fees may be attached to a typical visit to Student Health Services during the 2016-2017 academic year (prices subject to change):

You have had a very sore throat and other cold symptoms for three days and decide to come in to the clinic for evaluation. You are seen by a nurse who looks in your throat then sends you to the laboratory to have a throat swab for a strep screen. The laboratory technician performs the test and sends the results back to the nurse. The results are negative and therefore antibiotics are not prescribed. The nurse may give you instructions on how to care for yourself at home, or she sends you to a clinician for further evaluation.

Evaluation by nurse NO CHARGE  
Evaluation by clinician NO CHARGE  
Strep screen in the lab $30.00  
TOTAL COST
$30.00  

If Strep Screen was positive, a prescription for antibiotics would be written and could be filled at the OSU Student Health Center Pharmacy. There would be an additional charge for the medication.

Prices for prescription drugs depend on the type of medication and the amount. Prices are variable based on manufacturer prices. OSU Student Health Center Pharmacy is considered participating with most insurance plans; contact your carrier to verify coverage.


You injured your wrist last week while diving to catch a Frisbee on the first sunny day of the year. You decide to see a clinician to have your wrist evaluated. After evaluation, the clinician orders an X-ray to rule out a fracture. The results show that your wrist is not fractured, so the clinician orders a wrist support and also recommends that you see a specialist at SHS, i.e. an orthopedist, so you decide to go ahead and make that appointment.

Evaluation by clinician NO CHARGE  
Wrist support, Bioskin $22.00  
X-ray of wrist (if needed) $128.00  
Evaluation by specialist (if needed) $82.00  
TOTAL COST $232.00  

You have made an appointment for an annual gynecological exam and pap smear with a nurse practitioner. You are also going to fill your prescription for birth control pills.

Exam by nurse practitioner NO CHARGE  
Pap smear $60.00 *
Birth control pills variable **
TOTAL COST $60.00 plus cost of Rx

*There is no cost if enrolled in the Oregon Contraceptive Care program (as long as within the designated 11-month period). NOTE: This does not cover for any pathology, if necessary, based on Pap smear review.
**Prices for prescription drugs depend on the type of medication and the amount. Prices are variable based on manufacturer prices.


You are feeling anxious, sad and unable to bear the pressure any more. You are here to see a clinician to be evaluated for depression. After evaluation, the clinician decides you would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist at SHS, so you decide to go ahead and make that appointment.

Evaluation by clinician NO CHARGE  
Appointment with psychiatrist NO CHARGE  
TOTAL COST $0.00  

You accidentally twisted your ankle as you stepped off the curb while hurrying to class. You hobble in to the clinic and go to urgent care. The physician assesses your ankle and orders an X-ray. Your ankle is not broken, but is sprained and is requiring an ace wrap or possibly a splint. You will also need to rent crutches.

Evaluation by physician NO CHARGE  
X-ray / ankle (3 views) $128.00  
Felt pad w/ace wrap $7.00  
Crutch rental $8.00 - $18.00  
TOTAL COST $143.00 - $153.00
 

You have signed up for a ballroom dance class next term, and decide that now it the time to have that wart removed.

Evaluation by physician NO CHARGE  
Procedure, wart removal $54.00 - $152.00 *
TOTAL COST $54.00 - $152.00  

*Cost depends on location of the wart.


You are home for lunch and cut yourself while slicing a take-and-bake pizza. Your roommate drives you to the health center for an urgent care visit, where the doctor recommends that you receive stitches to close the wound.

Evaluation by physician NO CHARGE  
Procedure, laceration repair $51.00 - $164.00 *
TOTAL COST $51.00 - $164.00  

*Cost depends on size and location of the wound.

Most Common Fees

Fees are subject to change throughout the year.

The OSU Health Fee pays for routine office visits with a Student Health clinician (physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant). Common fees for other services are listed below. Please call ahead and cancel any appointment that you cannot make. There is a $16 charge for missed appointments (massage, chiropractic and acupuncture are charged the full fee for missed appointments that are not canceled 24 hours in advance).

Fee Listings for 2016-17

Most Common Extra Fees for Students
Overview of the most common charges for laboratory, X-ray, services, procedures and rentals

Payment and Reimbursement

Student Health Services will bill directly for all services, as long as a copy of the insurance card is provided prior to services and a signed Assignment of Benefits (AOB) has been received (students can also supply insurance plan information via the Patient Portal). If you need to request past services to be billed, this can be done through the Insurance/Billing Office, in Room 110 of the Plageman Building.

The SHS insurance office will directly bill OSU-sponsored plans (Aetna Student Health or PacificSource Graduate Assistant Plan). All other insurances will be billed as a courtesy per student’s request and if information is provided at the time of the appointment. SHS does not have contracts with other insurance plans and is considered an "out-of-network" provider. Students with non-OSU insurance plans should be aware that charges will still appear on their account after SHS has billed their insurance.

If you have specific questions about billing procedures, call the SHS billing office at 541-737-2068.