Student Health Insurance

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Rich Schmitt Photography 012It is a USC requirement that all students have a comprehensive health insurance plan, in addition to paying the Student Health Fee. The USC Student Health Insurance Plan will help to cover the cost of care that cannot be obtained on campus, particularly in an emergency situation where hospitalization may be required. Visit Aetna’s Student Health website for more information.

The USC Student Health Insurance Plan works in conjunction with the Engemann Student Health Center and the Eric Cohen Health Center located on the Health Sciences Campus. For this reason, all students enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan are also required to pay the Student Health Fee.

The charge for Fall 2017 is $670.00 and Spring/Summer 2018 is $1,205.00 and this will appear on your fee bill each semester as “Student Health Ins”. These charges will be automatically assessed to your account upon meeting one of the following criteria:

  • You are an international student studying at USC carrying any number of units (or)
  • You are a Health Science student studying at USC carrying any number of units (or)
  • You are a domestic student carrying 6 or more units at USC.

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the above described health insurance charges, USC has a mandatory Student Health Fee, enabling students to access care at the health center on their campus. Students who are charged the Student Health Fee should use the health center’s services as their primary source of health care.

The Student Health Fee is $334 for Fall 2017 and $333 for Spring 2018. The health fee charge will appear on your fee bill every semester. This fee is mandatory and cannot be waived like the insurance plan.

A detailed description of the USC Student Health Insurance Plan and benefits, including how to also enroll in the optional dental plan, is available at USC Student Health Insurance Plan, or you may request this information by email from the Insurance Coordinator at, or in person at the Student Health Insurance Office.


Student Health Insurance Office
1031 W. 34th Street, Lower Level
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-0551

Please be advised email is not a secure medium for transmitting confidential information.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday and University Holidays: Closed

Summer Hours

Monday through Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday – Sunday and University Holidays

All hours are subject to change.


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