Graduating Student Information
Attention December 2017 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 already paid the student health fee of $334 for the fall 2017 semester, we will continue to provide you services at the Engemann Student Health Center during our open hours through January 7, 2018. If you wish to extend access to the student health center, you can pay the spring student health fee of $333, allowing you continued access through May 18, 2018. 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.
- Health Information Management (Medical Records): We will be happy to transfer your medical records to a new medical provider. Please fill out an Authorization for Disclosure Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Covered by USC Aetna Student Insurance
If you have purchased the USC Student Health Insurance Plan for the fall 2017 semester, your insurance provides health coverage until January 7, 2018. We highly encourage students to obtain a new insurance plan at least a month ahead of the January 7 date to avoid a lapse in insurance coverage. 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 7, 2018. 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. For more information, please go to https://www.healthcare.gov/fees/fee-for-not-being-covered/.
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.
Congratulations on your accomplishments and Fight On!