Q: Are immunizations covered at the Student Health Center?
A: If you have the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan, many immunizations are covered with no cost sharing under the Preventive Services benefit. That means you have no out of pocket expense for these immunizations. The following immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are covered at 100% under the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A&B
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for students under 27 years of age only
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria toxoids (Td)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussis (TdaP)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
The following immunizations are covered at 50% under the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. You will be responsible for half of the cost of the immunization and administration fee:
- Japanese Encephalitis
- Yellow Fever
The price for all immunizations can be found on the SHS website.
Preventive Medicine services including immunizations are specifically excluded under the WilceCare Supplement. For more details on the WilceCare Supplement or the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan, see the Student Health Insurance website.
Immunizations are considered preventive medicine services by most insurance plans. Due to recent changes in health care laws, these services may be covered when given at the Wilce Student Health Center. To find out how or if your plan will cover immunizations at Wilce (or any other facility) you will need to contact your insurance company.
Michael Bower, CPC-A
Student Health Services
The Ohio State University