Health Award Recipients

 Information for Graduate and PhD Students…

Please note: If you are a Graduate or PhD student who received a Health Award or any form of support from your USC academic department, you may NOT request a waiver for the health insurance, dental insurance or the student health center fee.

Welcome USC Assistantship Recipients! If you are a Graduate student, Research or Teaching Assistant, or a PhD student, here is some important information about the Engemann Student Health Center. Since you have been given a Health Award as part of your benefits here at USC, you have access to the student health center for all of your healthcare needs.

Your Health Award benefits include:

  • Access to the student health center including primary care, specialty care and acute care visits.
  • After hours assistance.
  • Immunizations – please visit the Immunizations section for new student requirements.
  • Self-Care Resources
  • Specialty Care Services including Allergy and Travel Clinic, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care and much more. Primary care referral may be needed.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (Men’s and Women’s Health)
  • Laboratory Services
  • Radiology Services
  • Pharmacy Services

Health Insurance

Important Dates To Remember

  • Deadlines – To make any changes, the deadline for Fall has passed.
  • Dates of Coverage – Students will be covered for an entire year under the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. Coverage dates for Fall 2014 – August 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015 and Spring 2015 – January 12, 2015 to August 16, 2015.

Enrollment in Insurance

Upon registration for any number of units in any term, Award Recipients and PhD students are automatically enrolled in the health insurance, which includes vision care, dental plan and the student health center. The student health center on your home campus becomes the primary place for your healthcare needs. There are no forms to complete, however, students with questions should contact the staff advisor in their home department or the Student Health Insurance Office.

Getting Your Health Insurance Card Early

Even though you are enrolled automatically in the insurance plan, you can still go online and positively enroll after July 1, 2014. Actively enrolling online early ensures you will receive your insurance I.D. card and be recognized as eligible on day one of the coverage period. Go to the Print Your Card instruction page here. Fall coverage will still begin on August 18, 2014. Students need to be registered for their classes for 5-7 business days before beginning the enrollment process.

Learn more about the Engemann Student Health Center. If you are attending classes on the Health Sciences Campus, visit the Eric Cohen Student Health Center.