What About Health Insurance?
Health Insurance is not required to attend Sonoma State University or use the Student Health Center, and most school year visits for illness or injury and some in house lab tests are provided without additional charge to regularly enrolled students. Highly discounted user fees are charged for pharmaceuticals, some supplies, lab tests sent to the SHC reference lab, and summer services.
International Students and those residing in campus residence halls are required by California State University policy to carry health insurance. Consult the International Students Office and/or campus Housing Office for more information.
There is no mechanism for billing private insurance by SSU. The SSU user fees described above are due at the time of the service and must be paid in cash or by check. A receipt is provided at that time that individuals seeking insurance reimbursement can submit to their insurance company on their own.
Although health insurance does not have a current role in the eligibility for or provision of Student Health Center services, supplemental health insurance is strongly recommended for all SSU students to help cover the cost of potential off campus medical needs such as emergency room visits, hospitalization, ambulance transport, specialty care, complex diagnostic tests or other services that are beyond the scope or hours of operation of the Student Health Center.
A supplemental plan (designed specifically for CSU students and offered by a private insurance company) is available through the Associated Students Office for those who do not have private health insurance. For more information regarding this insurance plan please see the web site at: CSU Health Link.