Eligibility for Student Health Center services is governed by California State University (CSU) Executive Orders 943 and 1053. These orders set the parameters under which all CSU campuses provide medical and mental health services.
- Mandatory Health Fee and Current Enrollment
- Quarter Off
- Comprehensive Exam
- College of Extended Studies and International Programs (CESIP)
- Students New to the University
- First Aid
- Local Healthcare Resources
Registration fees for all CSU students include mandatory health fees (MHF) that support the provision of medical and mental health services. These fees, along with current enrollment, confer eligibility for use of campus health services.
The Cal State L.A. MHF enables the Student Health Center to provide eligible 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.
Students enrolled at one CSU campus are eligible for basic health services provided by other CSU student health centers. Proof of current enrollment must be shown before receiving services.
Students taking off one quarter are eligible for Student Health Center services if the student: 1) was enrolled the immediately preceding quarter; and 2) pays the mandatory health fee (MHF). Please note: additional service fees may be applicable.
Students who do not enroll at Cal State L.A. for two or more consecutive quarters 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.
Students registered only for their department or division's comprehensive examination (course number 596) 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 Extended Studies and International Programs (CESIP)
Students currently enrolled in CESIP'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 CESIP International 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 CESIP'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 Mandatory Health 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.
All persons on campus are eligible to receive first aid during normal operating hours, if a qualified healthcare provider is available. First aid is defined as one-time treatment that typically does not require a physician or 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.
- Local county health departments.
- 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.
- Healthy Way L.A. is a no-cost health coverage program for uninsured L.A. County residents between the ages of 19 and 64.
- 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.