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Summer Options at SHAC

Preparing for Summer & Post-Graduation Health Care

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Learn about summer options for those:

For those taking summer classes who did NOT take classes during Spring:

  • If you are enrolled in five (5) or more in-load, non-self support credits (1 credit for international students), you are automatically assessed the Student Health Fee, which gives you access to SHAC's medical, counseling, dental, and testing services.
  • You are also automatically assessed the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan fee unless you have been approved for a waiver sometime throughout the academic year OR had the insurance during Spring term. If you had the insurance during Spring term, summer is included for free. Your insurance coverage will run until September 20, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.
  • If you have comparable health insurance and would like to apply for a waiver out of the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan, you have until the Drop Deadline for the term (please see the Academic Calendar for the specific date). For more waiver information go here.
  • Most self-support, continuing education and course credits received from TV, Internet, video, or satellite may not be eligible for the Student Health Fee, and therefore not eligible for the PSU Insurance Plan. If you have questions about the types of credits you are taking, visit: http://www.pdx.edu/financial-services/tuition-fees-self-support-courses. Self-support classes are often indicated in the course catalogue by the blue hyperlink footnotes found between section number and course description.

For those taking summer classes who DID take classes during Spring:

  • If you are enrolled in five (5) or more in-load, non-self support credits during Summer term (1 credit for international students), you are automatically assessed the Student Health Fee, which gives you access to SHAC's medical, counseling, dental, and testing services.
  • If you had the PSU Student Health Insurance during Spring term, summer is included for free. Your insurance coverage will run until September 20, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.
  • If you were approved for a waiver out of the PSU Student Health Insurance anytime during the academic year (i.e. Fall 2012/Winter2013/or Spring 2013), you do not need to waive out of the insurance until Fall 2013.
  • If you were approved for a waiver out of the plan during the academic year, but would like back on for Summer term, please email insurancehelp@pdx.edu.

For those taking a vacation term or not taking classes in the summer:

  • If you were enrolled in five (5) or more in-load, non-self support credit hours in Spring term (1 credit for international students) you are eligible to use SHAC's medical, counseling, dental, and testing services on a fee-for-service basis. This chart has more detailed information.
  • All fees are billed to your student account.
  • If you have the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan you can submit a statement of services received at SHAC to Aetna Student Health for possible reimbursement at the allowable reimbursement rate. To request a statement of services email shacstatement@pdx.edu. Once you have submitted your statement to Aetna, please expect to wait 4-6 weeks for claims processing.

For graduating students:

  • Visit www.pdx.edu/shac/graduating to learn about the PSU Student Health Insurance during summer, using PSU's Center for Student Health & Counseling, and options after summer.

Important things to note:

  • If you drop below five (5) in-load, non self-support credit hours during Summer term (below 1 credit for international students) you will lose the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan (unless you had the PSU Student Health Insurance during Spring term).
  • If you drop below five (5) in-load, non self-support credits hours during Summer term (below 1 credit for international students) you will lose your access to SHAC unless you were SHAC eligible in Spring term. You can continue to use SHAC on a fee-for-service basis. However, you will be responsible for all charges incurred for services including that of diagnostic work that my be sent to SHAC's outside laboratory.