Engemann Student Health Center

The Engemann Student Health Center on the University Park Campus offers direct medical care, psychological counseling and wellness and prevention programs, all in one location, to assist students in assuming responsibility for their personal well-being.

The Engemann Student Health Center (ESC) is located at 1031 W. 34th Street (near Fluor Tower and the Lyon Center).

Regular Hours of Operation:

Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. for urgent medical issues)
Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (acute care only) 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hours of Operation (Summer):

Monday–Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

The Health Center is closed on all university holidays. All hours are subject to change. All changes in hours will be posted in advance.

For further information, visit the Engemann Student Health Center Website at usc.edu/engemann.

Eligibility for Services

All domestic students carrying 6 units or more should be automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. Some class registration codes, such as special tuition programs, do not generate this automatic charge. All students are required to review their fee bill after registering for classes, and if the automatic insurance charge does not appear, students must contact the insurance office by the drop/add date to enroll in this plan if they wish to continue coverage for the semester. Domestic students carrying less than 6 units or who drop classes before the drop/add date resulting in enrollment in less than 6 units, must enroll themselves in the plan by the drop/add date if they wish to continue coverage for the semester. All international and/or health sciences students are automatically enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan regardless of the number of units in which they are enrolled. Distance education students studying remotely must have insurance and need to contact the USC Student Health Insurance Office for information no later than the drop/add date at the beginning of each semester.

During the summer, health fee assessment is based on the number of weeks a student is in class and not on the number of units being taken. Continuing students from the spring semester, who are not taking summer classes, may use the health center by paying the summer health fee.

Although the student health fee covers most services rendered at the Engemann Student Health Center, there may be nominal charges for services including: lab tests, prescriptions, immunizations, orthopedic appliances, copies of X-rays and copies of medical records.

For more information on eligibility and charges, please call the Health Center at (213) 740-9355.

Student Health Insurance

The dates of coverage for the USC Student Health Insurance Plan include:

Fall 2014: August 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Spring 2015: January 12, 2015-August 16, 2015

Insurance rates include:
Fall 2014: $610
Spring 2015: $1,102

The university requires that all students have supplemental health insurance to help cover the cost of health care that cannot be obtained at the health center, especially in emergency situations where hospitalization may be required.

Waiver Requirements

Enrollment in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan will only be waived if documented proof of health coverage from another plan is presented that meets all waiver requirements. Important: As some insurance plans may not provide coverage in the Los Angeles area, check first with your current carrier if planning to submit a waiver request.

The waiver must be submitted using the online waiver request program by the drop/add date. Login is through the student’s Oasis account.

For more information, email the Student Health Insurance Office at eshcins@usc.edu or call the Student Health Insurance Office at (213) 740-0551.

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants with a .25 award or higher and Ph.D. students may be eligible to have the USC Student Health Insurance Plan and the Engemann Student Health Center fee paid for by their departments. Their assistantship award must show in the Student Financial Detail System. More information is available in your award packet through your academic department. If you have questions, contact your academic department.

Student Health Insurance for Students Studying Overseas

Students enrolled in overseas study programs are required to have coverage provided by USC. These students are automatically enrolled in the USC Overseas Studies health insurance plan for the duration of their overseas program unless they are already enrolled in the USC Student Health Insurance Plan. For more information, email eshcin@usc.edu or call the Student Health Insurance Office at (213) 740-0551.

Mandatory Measles and Mumps Immunization Policy

The university requires all students to show proof of measles and mumps immunity prior to registering for classes.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination

The USC Engemann Student Health Center strongly recommends that all incoming USC freshmen receive the meningococcal meningitis vaccination before they come to campus or as soon as possible after arrival.

For information on this disease, please visit our Website at usc.edu/engemann.

Tuberculosis Screening Requirement

All international students are required to be screened for tuberculosis in the United States or Canada within six months prior to their first semester of enrollment at USC.

Documents must be submitted by the USC drop/add deadline to avoid a $25 late fee and a registration hold. Please fax or email all screening/immunization documents to (213) 821-2740 or eschimmu@usc.edu.

For additional information and deadlines, please call the Immunization/Screening Compliance Office at (213) 740-1163.

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is a caring group of professionals, committed to helping USC students overcome obstacles and realize their academic, professional and personal goals.

The professional staff of the Student Counseling Services is an ethnically and educationally diverse group, which includes licensed psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists as well as advanced graduate interns in psychology and social work. They are highly trained and experienced in helping students successfully cope with a variety of issues and concerns that are common during their college experience.

Eligible students are those who pay the Engemann Student Health Center fee. Clinical services at Student Counseling Services include group counseling and short-term individual, couples or psychiatric treatment. All personal information discussed in counseling is kept confidential.

To initiate counseling, please call (213) 740-7711 or come in to make an initial assessment appointment.