For Graduating Students
Attention December 2016 USC Graduates! Your USC student health insurance plan coverage ceases shortly after graduation. We would like to share some possible health care options available to you, if you so choose.
Engemann Student Health Center
As a student graduating from USC, we wanted to make sure you are aware of your options for health care after you graduate. We have also included information because your relationship to your clinical team and medical doctor is ending.
All Students – Student Health Center Access
If you have paid the Engemann student health center fee for the fall 2016 semester, we will continue to provide you services at the Engemann Student Health Center during our open hours through January 8, 2017. If you wish to extend access to the student health center, you can pay $294.00, the spring 2017 student health fee, allowing you continued access through May 19, 2017. Simply come to the student health center and state you are graduating but would like to continue access. You will be directed to our cashier to pay this fee and you will be asked to provide evidence of active medical insurance as we are unable to see patients that do not have health insurance.
- Medication Refills: We cannot refill medications for controlled substances, medications that you have not been seen by our clinicians for in the past 12 months, or medications that need a clinical exam before a renewal once you graduate.
- Medical Records: We will be happy to transfer your medical records to a new medical provider upon receipt of a signed authorization to do so. You can do this by contacting the Health Information Management team at (213) 740-0206.
Students Covered by USC Aetna Student Insurance
If you have purchased the USC Student Health Insurance Plan for the fall 2016 semester, your insurance provides health coverage until January 8, 2017. During that time, you are eligible to access care at the Keck Medical Center of USC by contacting 1-800-USC-CARE or any in-network Aetna provider of your choice. You will still be responsible for any deductible or copays. Please contact Aetna Student Health at (877) 626-2299 for providers and costs.
Federal Health Insurance Requirement
As stated above, your health insurance with USC will end on January 8, 2017. We recommend securing new insurance coverage before December 15 to avoid any gap in coverage. Please note that the federal government mandates that you have health insurance. If you don’t have coverage, you may pay fees on your federal tax return.
To contact the Engemann Student Health Center on the University Park Campus, please call (213) 740-9355. Graduating Health Science Campus students will receive a separate email or may contact the Eric Cohen Student Health Center at (323) 442-5631.
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