Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility for Student Health Center services is governed by CSU Executive Orders 943 and 1053. These policies set the parameters under which all CSU campuses provide medical and mental health services. 

Eligibility and the Student Health Services Fee

Registration fees for matriculated California State University (CSU) students taking state supported courses include a Student Health Services (SHS) Fee that supports the provision of basic health services (some exceptions may apply). The Cal State LA fee enables the Student Health Center to offer students a wide range of health services, many at no additional cost without compromising quality health care.

All students currently enrolled in state-funded courses are entitled to use Student Health Center services, regardless of class load. Students enrolled in state-funded courses at one CSU campus are eligible for basic health services provided by other CSU student health centers. Valid picture ID and proof of current enrollment are required before receiving services.

Students enrolled in certain University programs are also eligible for Student Health Center services. These programs communicate this eligility status to their enrolled students.

Matriculated students taking off one semester may use Student Health Center services upon payment of the the Student Health Services Fee. Note: Students must have been enrolled in a state-funded course the immediately preceding term.

Students taking off two or more consecutive semesters are not eligible for Student Health Center services. Students who are no longer eligible for services while in the process of medical or psychological follow-up care are referred to outside providers. Links to local healthcare resources can be found at the end of this page.

Please note: The SHS Fee is not an insurance payment, nor does eligibility for Student Health Center services meet the State of California or Affordable Care Act requirements for health coverage.

Eligibility and California's Health Care Mandate

Beginning January 1, 2020, the State of California requires individuals and families to have qualifying health coverage. Student Health Center eligibility does not meet this requirement.

Information about this new mandate may be found through the State of California Franchise Tax Board and Covered California.

Comprehensive Exam

Students registered only for their department or division's comprehensive examination are not eligible for Student Health Center (SHC) services. However, students taking comprehensive exams who were enrolled in state-funded classes the immediately preceding term are eligible for Student Health Center services upon payment of the Student Health Services Fee.

Please note: Individuals who are no longer eligible for SHC services are referred to outside providers if their eligibility ends while receiving medical or psychological follow-up care.

Links to local healthcare resources can be found at the end of this page.

First Aid 

Call 911 for all emergencies.

First Aid is available to all persons on campus during clinic hours. First aid is defined as one-time treatment that typically does not require a physician, laboratory, x-ray, or pharmacy services.

International Programs

Students currently enrolled in the College of Professional and Global Education's (PAGE) Semester in LA program are eligible for Student Health Center Services. Individuals no longer enrolled in the Semester in LA are not eligible for Student Health Center services; and are referred to outside providers if their eligibility ends while receiving medical or psychological follow-up care. Students enrolled in other PAGE programs are eligible for first aid services only.

Links to local healthcare resources can be found at the end of this page.

New Students

Students new to the university may complete Cal State LA required immunizations (or corresponding titers) and TB screening prior to their first semester of enrollment under the following conditions:

  • Services are available only during the term immediately preceding the first semester of enrollment.
  • Students must pay applicable immunization and lab test fees.
  • Elgibility for all other Student Health Center services begins with the first semester of enrollment.

Proof of acceptance into the University and program enrollment verification must be shown before receiving services.

Self-Support Courses

Because registration fees for self-support courses (e.g., enrolled through the College of Professional and Global Education) do not include the Student Health Services Fee, students enrolled in self-support courses are not eligible for Student Health Center services. However, students currently taking self-support courses who were enrolled in state-funded classes the immediately preceding term are eligible for Student Health Center services upon payment of the Health Services Fee.

Links to local healthcare resources can be found at the end of this page.

Local Healthcare Resources

Individuals who are not eligible for Student Health Center services may take advantage of these or other healthcare options:

Important Notice: All charges are the responsibility of the patient!

  • Eligible healthcare providers under the terms of the individuals' health insurance plan
  • FindTreatment.gov (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): 800.662.HELP (800.662.4357) | TTY: 800.487.4889
  • Los Angeles Area/County Resources

Cost of Services

Basic Services

Many basic services offered by the Student Health Center are available to matriculated students at no additional cost beyond payment of the Student Health Services Fee, such as:

  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Evaluation and care of medical conditions
  • Family planning counseling
  • Health education (e.g., health counseling, workshops)
  • Labs processed in-house (e.g., complete blood count, urine pregnancy tests)
  • Psychiatry services
  • Tuberculosis screening

Students can expect to pay reasonable costs for:

  • Immunizations 
  • Lab tests sent to an outside lab for processing
  • Medical supplies
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications

Augmented Services

Reasonably priced fees apply for the Student Health Center's augmented or specialty clinic services. These include:

  • Chiropractic clinic
  • CPR training
  • Dental clinic
  • Massage therapy
  • Optometry services

Payment of Services

Fees for applicable Student Health Center (SHC) service are paid in cash and check at the time of service. The SHC does not accept credit cards, debit cards, Cal State LA One Card, or health insurance.