International Students

Welcome international students! The Engemann Student Health Center on the UPC campus is here to provide your primary health care needs while studying at USC. We understand that studying in the U.S. means adjusting to differences in the healthcare system. Here is a brief overview of the services provided to USC students and any fees associated with these services.

Our Services

Primary Care
Acute Care
• Acupuncture
• Allergy Clinic*
• Chiropractic
Counseling Services
• Dental Services+
• Dermatology
• Nutrition Services*
• Health Information Management
• Immunization and Compliance
Insurance Services
• Laboratory
• Occupational Therapy*+
• Orthopedics*
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy*+
• Radiology
• Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP)
• Sexual & Reproductive Health
• Travel Clinic
Wellness & Health Promotion
*Referral may be required, get referred by your primary care doctor.
+Tenant on the 4th floor, services separate from the health center.

Primary Care

At Engemann Student Health Center, your basic health care needs are met with our primary care services. Primary care appointments can be made by calling the health center’s main number at (213) 740-9355. International students are automatically charged the student health fee and this provides you with unlimited primary care visits at the health center. Simply call us or go to to make an appointment.

Acute Care

When the unexpected injury happens or you get sick and need care right away, you may be seen at the student health center without an appointment. The Acute Care clinic is located on the first floor of the Engemann Student Health Center.

Student Health Fee

International students are automatically charged the Student Health Fee which covers most primary care services provided at Engemann Student Health Center. This fee covers most services, however, there may be nominal fees for some. See our price list to see all fees. The student health fee does not cover services provided outside the student health center, so USC requires that all students have a comprehensive health insurance plan. The Engemann Student Health Center does not provide emergency services, so the student’s insurance plan would help cover the cost of these services off campus. Please note that the student health fee doesn’t pay for health insurance. Insurance is a separate cost.


In compliance with the Affordable Care Act, the USC Student Health Insurance Plan covers many annual preventive screenings and immunizations. If you are covered by a comprehensive insurance plan meeting the University’s requirements, you may submit a waiver request to “opt out” of USC Student Health Insurance. This is done through our online process. All waiver requests are manually reviewed by our health insurance department and a decision will be made within 30 days of receipt and sent to you at your USC email address. Please note: most international insurance plans are not accepted for waiver.

Immunizations & Screenings

USC requires that all students submit proof of receiving two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) vaccine, or show proof of Measles and Mumps immunity, prior to their first semester of enrollment at USC.

International students are also required to provide proof of a Tuberculosis Screening. This should be done 6 months prior to the student’s first semester at USC.


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