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 coverage available through Healthcare.gov Marketplace with the Affordable Care Act.


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
  • Routine and illness specific laboratory tests (billed to patient via LabCorp)
  • Lab Fees for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) / Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) STI/STD lab fees
  • X-rays
  • Prescription medications
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Certain optional immunizations. 

Summer Fees

Please Note: Students taking classes over the summer at the College are eligible to access Student Health Services at no additional cost during the month(s) they are actively taking classes. 

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.

  • The fee for May, 2021 (after May 10, 2021) is $28,
  • Fee for June, 2021 is $28
  • Fee for July, 2021 is $29.
  • Fee for August, 2021 is included in Fall 2021 tuition.
  • Fee for the complete summer = $85.  That is: Students who would like access during the entire summer can pay $85 one time at the beginning of the summer sessions. 

In order to qualify for this service:

  • The student must be registered for the Fall Semester.
  • Payment must be made on Marketplace (see link on left side)

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.