2017-2018 OSU health fee

$153.72 per term

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About the OSU health fee

Students are notified of tuition and fees before enrolling, and all fees are included in financial aid calculations. 

One visit to SHS makes up for the cost of the quarterly health fee. Initial office visits in the private medical community generally cost more than the charge for the university's health fee.

The health fee...

  • Supports the public health of the OSU community.
  • Makes health services accessible to students.
  • Supports 60 percent of SHS operations.
  • Covers services for both SHS and CAPS.

Billing FAQ

The health fee covers:
  • Visits with SHS psychiatrist (with referral from SHS clinician)
  • Most office visits (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)
The health fee does not cover:
  • 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
  • Office visits for contraceptive management and annual gynecology wellness visits
  • Pharmacy prescriptions
  • Supplies (bandages, splints, braces, crutch rental, etc.)
  • Missed appointments that are not canceled before scheduled time
Payment and reimbursement

Fees for services not covered under the health fee will be billed to the student’s OSU account.

For OSU-sponsored insurance plans:

OSU-sponsored insurance plans include Aetna Student Health and the PacificSource Graduate Assistant Plan.

The SHS insurance office will directly bill your plan if you have this type of coverage.

For all other insurance plans:

Your insurance will be billed as a courtesy per your request. SHS does not have contracts with other insurance plans and is considered an "out-of-network" provider.

You must provide a copy of your insurance card prior to services and sign an Assignment of Benefits (AOB) form. You can also supply insurance plan information via the Patient Portal.

Be aware that charges will still appear on your account after SHS has billed your insurance.

Prescription charges:

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.

Questions?

  • Specific questions about billing procedures: call 541-737-2068
  • Questions about OSU Aetna coverage: call 541-737-7600
  • Questions about PacificSource GTA coverage: call 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.

Summer session medical care

Our programs and services are available to students who are enrolled in summer session and have paid the health fee.

Students can access services over the summer without being enrolled in summer session if they:

  • Were enrolled at OSU the previous spring term
  • Will also be registering for fall term
  • Pay the health fee for summer term.

You can pay the summer health fee either in person at Kerr Administration or online. Payment is not accepted at the health center.