Cost

Understanding the difference in health insurance benefits and health center benefits is not easy. Students usually only know that they are paying a lot of money for health care at USC. Let us help you understand what you will pay when you come to the Eric Cohen Student Health Center and why you’re paying for it.

Visit Fees

You don’t have to pay any! Every semester that you are a registered student at USC’s health science campus, you pay a mandatory health center fee. This fee covers all visit fees to the Eric Cohen Student Health Center. You can see our physicians, counselors, and specialists free of charge! So please come by and put your health center fee to use.

Procedures, Vaccination, and Lab Draw Fees

Certain in-house work is covered by the health center fee. Urine dips, Rapid Strep tests, Pregnancy tests, Flu tests, and PPD skin tests are free to all USC registered students on the health science campus.

Unfortunately, the health center fee does not cover further procedure, vaccination and lab draw fees. For example, if you needed to get a Hepatitis B vaccine, or a biopsy, or a CBC lab draw, you would need to pay the respective prices (see price list below). HOWEVER, this is when your health insurance benefits kick in. If you have the Aetna Student Health Insurance, some of the procedures, vaccinations, and lab draws may be covered. The diagnosis determines the coverage of the procedures, vaccinations, and lab draw fees. Therefore, we cannot guarantee which ones will be covered and when. You can discuss the procedures, vaccines, and lab draw prices with the physician and medical assistant prior to receiving them.

If the procedures, vaccinations, and lab draws are covered by Aetna, they will be charged to Aetna directly from the office and you will not have to worry about them. For all the work that is not covered and for all students that have private insurance, the fees must be paid out of pocket either by visa/mastercard, check, or by authorizing that we send it to your USC financial account. We do not accept cash. Please be sure to discuss prices of the all procedures, vaccinations, and lab draw fees before agreeing to receive them. It is a patient’s responsibility to find out what is covered under their health insurance.

Prescription Fees

These fees are determined directly by your insurance carrier. If you need a prescription, you can see one of our physicians and if they decide to prescribe it, they will send it to your preferred pharmacy. You will not need to pay to get the prescription. Once you visit the pharmacy, they will request your insurance information to determine the price of the medication. Please see the eligibility and benefits of your insurance carrier to learn about the fees. Please note, if you have your own private insurance, check that they will cover medications prescribed by one of our physicians.

Price List

Immunizations

A note about Insurance and Immunizations: If you have purchased the USC Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, most immunizations are covered at 100% per your plan benefits. Typhoid, Yellow Fever and Rabies are covered at 90% per your plan benefits, with no deductible required.

  • Gardasil: $173 per injection. Series of 3.
  • Hepatitis A: $68 per injection. Series of 2.
  • Hepatitis B: $78 per injection. Series of 3.
  • Influenza (Flu): $18
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): $73
  • Menactra (Meningococcal): $124
  • Pneumococcal (PPSV): $94
  • Tetanus/Diptheria (TD): $38
  • Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap): $57
  • Twinrix: $123 per injection . Hepatitis A & B combined. Series of 3.
  • Typhoid: $74
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): $125
  • Yellow Fever: $125

Laboratory Services

A note about Laboratory Services: If you have purchased the USC Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan, most lab costs are covered at 100% if they are for preventive health care per ACA guidelines. 
Please ask your physician or medical assistant for more information.

  • Basic Metabolic Panel: $5
  • Biopsy: $38
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC): $4
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: $6
  • HEP B Surface Antibody Titer: $6
  • Hemoglobin A1C: $6
  • HIV 1+2 AB : $18
  • Lipid Panel: $10
  • Mumps Titer (Blood Test): $11
  • Pap for women under 30
    • Pap with Reflex to High Risk HPV DNA: $32
    • Pap with Reflex to High Risk HPV DNA and CT/NG: $78
    • Pap with Reflex to High Risk HPV DNA and Gonorrhea : $50
    • Pap with Reflex to High Risk HPV DNA and Chlamydia RNA, TMA: $60
  • Pap for women over 30
    • Pap with High Risk HPV DNA: $72
    • Pap with High Risk HPV DNA and Chlamydia/Gonorrhea RNA TMA: $118
    • Pap with High Risk HPV DNA and Gonorrhea RNA, TMA: $90
    • Pap with High Risk HPV DNA and Chlamydia RNA, TMA: $100
  • Throat Cultures
    • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea RNA, TMA: $46
    • Chlamydia RNA, TMA: $28
    • Gonorrhea RNA, TMA: $18
  • Urine or Swab
    • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea RNA, TMA: $46
    • Gonorrhea RNA, TMA: $18
    • Chlamydia RNA, TMA: $28
  • Rubella Titer: $4
  • Rubeola Titer: $4
  • TSH 3rd generation: $6
  • T-Spot (Blood Test) $49
  • Varicella Zoster: $11
  • Vitamin D D25 Hydroxy: $11

Medical Equipment

  • Crutches: $18
  • Wrist Support: $8

Injectable Medications

  • Depro Provera $59, Part of Contraception Drug Family.
  • Ketorolac (intravenous) $20, Part of Pain Relief Drug Family
  • Vitamin B -12 Injection: $10
  • Ceftriaxone 1 g :  $9
  • Ceftriaxone 250 mg :  $4