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Student Health Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Health Fee? Where does it come from?

  • The health fee is charged to your student account (under Spokane or Yakima Health Fee) and is used for health services that are of no cost to you. The health fee maintains the availability of basic services for students. Every student taking 7 or more credits is automatically charged the health fee with tuition for the fall and spring semesters. The health fee does not cover all services available at the clinic and is not an insurance plan. Payment of the student health fee covers counseling services as well, so there is no additional cost. Students can voluntarily enroll for the optional summer health fee. Contact Kristie Brink for more information.
  • The services it provides can be found here: Rockwood Clinic Services

Do students need health insurance?

If I have medical insurance, why am I paying for these health services?

  • All students enrolled in 7 credits or more are charged the health fee. The fee covers Rockwood Clinic Services as well as the full time counselor available to all students. Academic Support and Counseling also provides programing to students throughout the semester. We encourage you to use the health fee first for your doctor visit as most of the services are covered under the health fee. Any additional services needed, would then be billed to your insurance.

How do I make an appointment?

  • To make an appointment contact any one of the clinic locations listed.
  • Identify yourself as a WSU Spokane student.
  • Make your appointment

What do I need to take with me to the appointment?

  • Make sure to take your WSU ID/Cougar card to your appointment.
  • Show your card to the receptionist at check-in

What if I have medical insurance?

  • Make sure to identify yourself as a WSU Spokane student first. Most visits will be covered under the Student Health Fee. If you have additional services not covered by the Student Health Fee, that is when you would present your insurance card.

What if my medical insurance is from another state?

  • Make sure to identify yourself as a WSU Spokane student first. If you have additional services not covered by the Student Health Fee, that is when you would present your insurance card. It is likely your visit at Rockwood will be termed Out-of-network and subject to additional fees.

What if I do not have medical insurance?

  • Make sure you identify yourself as a WSU Spokane student first. If you have additional services not covered by the Student Health Fee, Rockwood will bill you for those services. If you pay with cash at the time of services, there is a discount.

What if I am on a Graduate Assistantship and have medical insurance through WSU?

  • Make sure that you identify yourself as a WSU Spokane student first. If you have additional services not covered by the Student Health Fee, that is when you would present your insurance card.

What if I am an International Student and have medical insurance through WSU?

  • Make sure that you identify yourself as a WSU Spokane student first. If you have additional services not covered by the Student Health Fee, that is when you would present your insurance card.
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