Registration fees for 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 L.A. fee enables the Student Health Center to offer students a wide range of health services, many at no additional cost. Services with additional fees are provided at the lowest possible cost without compromising quality health care.
Please note: The SHS Fee is not an insurance payment.
Eligibility for Student Health Center services is governed by CSU Executive Orders 943 and 1053. These orders set the parameters under which all CSU campuses provide student health and mental health services.
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.
Matriculated students taking off one quarter may use Student Health Center services upon payment of the Student Health Services Fee. Note: Students must have been enrolled in a state-funded course the immediately preceding quarter.
Students taking off two or more consecutive quarters are not eligible for Student Health Center services. Students who are no longer eligible for services while in the process of clinical or psychological follow-up care are referred to outside providers.
Students registered only for their department or division's comprehensive examination are not eligible for Student Health Center (SHC) services. 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.
College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE)
Students currently enrolled in CPGE's International Programs - English Language, Study Abroad, National Student Exchange, or Study in LA - are eligible for Student Health Center Services. Individuals no longer enrolled in a CPGEInternational Program 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 taking courses through the CPGE's Open University program are not eligible for Student Health Center services.
Students new to the university may complete Cal State L.A. required immunizations (or corresponding titers) and TB screening prior to their first quarter of enrollment under the following conditions:
- Services are available only during the quarter immediately preceding the first quarter of enrollment.
- The $55 Student Health Services Fee must be paid.
- Applicable service fees must be paid.
- Eligibility for all other Student Health Center services begins with the first quarter of enrollment.
Proof of acceptance into the University and program enrollment verification must be shown before receiving services.
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.
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 individual's health insurance plan
- Los Angeles Area / County Resources:
- 211 LA County is a good resource for locating a variety of Los Angeles area health and human services. To speak with a representative simply call '211' or call the toll-free number at (800) 339-6993.
- Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS): Clinic locations may be found through the DHS clinic locator.
- Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH): The DMH includes a 24-hour Access Center: (800) 854-7771.
- The Saban Free Clinic (The Los Angeles Free Clinic): The Saban Free Clinic has several locations in the Los Angeles / Hollywood area. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (323) 653-1990.
- We've Got You Covered is the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services' guide to free and low-cost healthcare services. It is available in English and eight commonly spoken languages in L.A. County.
- Mental health providers which may be located through the National Mental Health Services Locator
- Additional options close to campus can be found through After-Hours Care and Emergencies