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Fees and Insurance

Health Insurance

All students attending the College of Charleston are strongly urged to have adequate health insurance. 

Although Student Health Services does not charge for care, necessary medical care at other facilities such as at ERs or with specialists can be very expensive and the benefit of insurance coverage is substantial.

The College of Charleston does not require most students to have and maintain health insurance. International students with F-1 and J-1 student visas are required to have health insurance that covers them while in the United States. The Center for International Education provides a policy for these students. More information is available on their website. Uninsured students and their parents are asked to view the Affordable Health Care Link.

Fees

All registered students pay a health fee as part of their registration fees. This health fee covers many, but not all, of the services provided at the Student Health Service. The fee does cover unlimited visits with the medical and nursing staff.

Fees Not Covered

  • Advanced care requiring referral to hospitals or consultants
  • Laboratory tests (STI/STD lab fees)   (Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) / Sexually Transmitted Infections (SDI) )
  • X-rays
  • Prescription medications
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Certain optional immunizations. Please see the Immunization Fee List / Receipt

Summer Fees

Students staying in the Charleston area over summer but not taking classes may continue to utilize clinic services by paying a Summer Health Services fee. In order to qualify for this service:

  • The student must be registered for the Fall Semester
  • Payment must be made prior to receiving services
  • Payment must be made at the Treasurer's Office
  • Fee for May/June 2016 is $25. Fee for July 2016 is $25. Fee for August is included in Fall 2016 tuition.
  • Receipts must be presented at the Student Health Service at the initial summer visit

Graduating Students

Student Health Services cannot see students after graduation. However, the Student Health Services staff can provide information about medical care in the community for those students who need it.