Eligibility for SHAC Services

ELIGIBILITY 

Student Health Fee

Any PSU student taking five (5) or more in-load, Non-Restricted Differential Tuition credit hours is assessed the PSU Student Health Fee each term. The Student Health Fee is a non-waivable fee and provides an eligible student access to SHAC medical, counseling, and dental* services. SHAC Testing Services are available to any PSU student regardless of credit hour enrollment.

*Any student taking one (1) or more credit hours is eligible to use SHAC Dental Services. 

Student Health Fee vs. Student Health Insurance Plan 

Any SHAC-eligible student can access SHAC services regardless of their health insurance coverage. The Student Health Fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan are two separate charges and are not mutually exclusive. SHAC services are funded by the Student Health Fee. However, there are some SHAC services not covered by the Student Health Fee. SHAC bills the PSU student health insurance carrier for billable medical and mental health services. Students who waived the Student Health Insurance Plan will have billable services charged to their student account. Students are responsible for understanding the rules of their insurance plan.

 

DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY

Each term has a start and end date on which a student is eligible to use SHAC services (see below). Students may go in and out of SHAC eligibility if not consistently taking five (5) ore more credit hours a term. For example, if a student was SHAC-eligible in Winter term, but takes less than five (5) credit hours in Spring term, the student is not eligible to use SHAC services during that term. A student will also lose access to SHAC if they drop below five (5) credit hours before the fourth week of any term.

SHAC Eligibility Start/End Date by Term 

  • Fall: 9/20/18 - 1/6/19

  • Winter: 1/7/19 - 3/31/19

  • Spring: 4/1/19-9/19/19

    • Please Note: A SHAC-eligible student in Spring term is eligible to use SHAC services through 9/21/18 regardless of Summer term enrollment. See Summer Term Eligibility on this page for more information.

  • Summer: 6/25/19- 9/19/19     

    • Please Note: The summer term SHAC eligibility end-date does not coincide with the end-date of Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) coverage, therefor a student who does not have the SHIP for Fall term 2018 will have two days (9/20/18-9/21/18) when the cost of SHAC services will be the student's responsibility.  Click here to review the dates of coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan. 

    LOSING SHAC ELIGIBILITY

    Any student who drops below five (5) credit hours before the fourth week of any term will lose access to the Center for Student Health and Counseling for that term.

    A student may lose SHAC eligibility if they were taking five (5) or more credit hours in one term, but register for less than five (5) in the subsequent term. For example, if a student was SHAC-eligible in Winter term, but takes less than five (5) credit hours in Spring term, the student is not eligible to use SHAC services during that term.

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

    International students must meet the credit hour requirement to be SHAC eligible. Health insurance is not required to use SHAC services, however international students must maintain health insurance to comply with Visa standards. Click here to read about insurance requirements for international students, plan options, and to view the Student Health Insurance Plan benefits/brochure. You may also find additional information on the international student website.