Cost of Service & Billing
Emmons Wellness Center strives to provide high quality services at minimal cost to the student.
Emmons Wellness Center provides numerous services to students at no out-of-pocket cost. Other services are billed to the student's insurance company at what is considered a below-market fee or cost. In these situations, students will pay a small co-pay.
Regardless of insurance policy, there are no out-of-pocket costs nor insurance billing for counseling services at Emmons Wellness Center, which offers short-term and crisis counseling. They are completely at no-cost to students.
With respect to medical services provided at Emmons, there is no co-pay to come to Emmons for preventive or wellness visits, and there is a very small ($10) co-pay for each illness or injury visit, which students can pay when they come to Emmons or which can be charged to their Oxy student account.
Emmons also charges a discounted $50 office visit for all illness and injury visits, and will bill insurance for lab fees and simple procedures conducted by Emmons medical staff. Emmons automatically bills the Oxy Student Health Insurance plan offered by United Healthcare, and will provide convenience billing to most major PPO insurance plans that students may have.
Students who do not purchase the Oxy student health insurance plan offered by United Healthcare and have an HMO, managed care policy, or a highly restrictive PPO, may not be able to use most of Emmons medical services because their policy will not cover them. Instead, they may need to go to local providers covered under their plan. We encourage those students who do not have the Oxy plan to always call their insurance company in advance at the phone number provided on their insurance card to help them determine what services are covered and what health care providers they can use under their plan. Staff at Emmons Wellness Center may also help students identify local providers covered by their plans.
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