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Summer Options at SHAC

Preparing for Summer & Post-Graduation Health Care

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Learn about summer options for students

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

  • If you are enrolled in five or more in-load credits, 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 19, 2014 at midnight.
  • 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 Waiver Deadline for the term (please see the Academic Calendar for the specific date). For more waiver information go here.
  • Most non in-load, 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/Restricted-Differential-Tuition-Courses.

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

  • If you are enrolled in five or more in-load credits during Summer term, 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 19, 2014 at midnight.
  • If you were approved for a waiver out of the PSU Student Health Insurance anytime during the academic year (i.e. Fall 2013/Winter2014/or Spring 2014), you do not need to submit a new insurance waiver applicaiton until Fall 2014.
  • 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 or more in-load credit hours in Spring term 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 in-load 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 in-load credits hours during Summer term 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.