2017-2018 health fee

The OSU health fee for 2017-2018 is $153.72 per term.

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About the OSU health fee

  • The fee supports the public health of the OSU community.
  • The fee makes health services accessible to students.
  • 60 percent of SHS operations is supported by the 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 combined health fee covers services for both SHS and CAPS.

Billing FAQ

What 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)

What 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

Medical care available during summer session, whether enrolled or returning in fall

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.

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.