Eligibility and Insurance

Students

Can I come here?

You do not need insurance to be seen at The Student Health Center, visits are covered by your health fee. To receive services, you must present a valid Chico State ID and meet the eligibility requirements. Although many of our services are free, there are nominal charges for lab work, prescriptions and supplies.

What's covered?

As an eligible student, the appointment or medical visits and other basic diagnostic testing are included in the prepaid health fee. Other out-of-pocket costs are minimal and discounted.

Do I need insurance?

Again, you do not need insurance to be seen at The Student Health Center, visits are covered by your pre-paid health fee. We do recommend maintaining a health insurance plan for management of chronic illness, or in the event of unexpected needs, such as ER care, hospitalization or referral. For those who are uninsured, we can offer you assistance in applying for Medi-cal and other services. 

What if I have ...

No Insurance

The Student Health Center does not provide or accept insurance for services, all services are pre-paid with your student health fee. However, students are strongly encouraged to have a health insurance policy to cover major medical expenses. 

Medical Insurance:

Covered California is California's online marketplace where you can compare and choose health insurance plans. Additionally, you can also learn if you qualify for Medi-Cal, a version of Medicaid. 

Reproductive Services:

Family PACT is a low cost reproductive health service which provides comprehensive family planning services to eligible low income men and women. 

Supplemental Insurance:

Supplemental insurance is for those medical conditions that exceed the scope of the Student Health Center and/or require the care of an outside physician or facility. |Wells Fargo|

Graduated

The Student Health Center will see graduated students through May, after which we will refer the alumni to outside services.  If a student needs ongoing service, we will refer the student to outside health care providers after May.

Kaiser Permanente

The Student Health Center does not provide or accept insurance for services, all services are pre-paid with your student health fee. There are no Kaiser facilities in the Chico area. If you have a chronic condition requiring regular medical care or prescriptions; you will want to plan ahead with your doctor for ongoing medical care and to ensure you do not run out of medications.  The closest Kaiser pharmacy and doctor's offices are in Lincoln and Roseville (60 - 90 miles south of Chico). |Lincoln Kaiser|Roseville Kaiser|

International Students

International Students are required by the California State University Chancellor's Office to have valid health and accident insurance policies at all times. A registration hold will be placed on your student record if you do not submit proof of insurance coverage  to the Office of International Education (SSC 440) by the end of the second week of the semester. 

Your insurance policy must have these areas of minimum coverage:

$100,000 per accident or illness

$50,000 medical evacuation

$25,000 repatriation and return of mortal remains

To purchase international student health insurance go to Student Insurance and select CSU, Chico.