For Graduating Students
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 soon 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.
- Student Health Center Access: If you have paid the USC Student Health Center Fee for the fall 2014 semester, we will continue to provide you services at the Engemann Student Health Center during our open hours through January 11, 2015. In addition, you can pay $272.50 to continue access to the health center for one additional semester after you graduate (spring 2015 semester). If you are interested in this option, please visit the student health center and state you have graduated but would like to pay the health center fee for spring 2015 at the cashier. You will be asked to provide evidence of current supplemental medical insurance to continue to use the student health center for that time frame. We are unable to see patients that do not have health insurance.
- Supplemental Insurance: If you have purchased the USC Student Health Insurance Plan for the fall 2014 semester, your insurance provides health coverage until January 11, 2015. You do not need a referral from the student health center to be seen by an outside provider during winter break. During that time, you are welcome to continue care at the Keck Medical Center of USC by contacting 1-800-USC-CARE or a provider of your choice. You will still be responsible for any deductible or copays which will remain the same through January 11, 2015. Graduating students have the option to purchase either 3 or 6 additional months of coverage through Aetna no later than 30 days after this plan ends on January 11, 2015. Please contact Aetna directly at 1-877-626-2299 for enrollment information.
- Medication Refills: Before you graduate, please come to the student health center to review any medical needs and refill medications. We will only be able to refill medications until your coverage ends on January 11, 2015. 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 student health center at any time.
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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