Insurance & Billing
The Business Office accepts payment by cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and the Carolina Card. Payment is expected at the time of service.
Our on-campus pharmacy processes claims for most insurance plans.
Student Health Services can file claims for services rendered with the University-sponsored health plan, Consolidated Health Plans (CHP), and most other insurance carriers. We are not in-network for any insurance provider except the University-sponsored health plan. At this time we cannot file claims with Medicaid or Medicare. For questions regarding insurance claims filing, please call the business office at 803-777-3174.
University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan through Consolidated Health Plans (CHP)
Spring 2017 coverage period:
USC students: January 6, 2017 - July 31, 2017
Note: CHP does not offer extended coverage (Cobra) after graduation.
To view detailed benefits regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan, visit the student insurance website at www.studentinsurance.com. On the right side of the screen, select South Carolina and your institution. Once on your institution’s page, click Benefits (Plan Summary) and then click on the 2016-2017 brochure.
Enrollment for spouses and dependents
Students who are enrolled in the university plan may also enroll spouses and dependents under the plan by paying CHP directly.
Students are allowed a $300 vision care benefit per policy year. A $20 office visit will apply.
CHP will reimburse 100 percent of R&C preventative services. This includes a yearly bite-wing x-ray, oral exam limited to two per policy year, biopsy of oral tissue and Prophy-Adult – limited to one procedure per six month period.
Paid the same as any other sickness.
Students may log in to their account with CHP at www.studentinsurance.com and under “Student Options,” print, request a replacement card or have a card emailed to the email address on file with CHP.
Carry your insurance card with you at all times in case of an emergency.
** Students will be responsible for paying vision and dental providers at time of service and can do a self file and pick up a reimbursement form at the Business Office at the Thomson Student Health Center. CHP will reimburse the students for vision and dental appointments according to policy benefit rules and limitations.