Emmons Wellness Center cares about your health & well-being.
Emmons Wellness Center is committed to providing students at Occidental College with easily accessible, culturally sensitive, high quality medical care, psychological counseling services, advocacy support for survivors of sexual assault, and student-driven wellness and sexual assault education. Our staff applies a comprehensive, highly integrated approach to wellness with the goal of providing services that enhance the physical and emotional well-being of students so they may be fully engaged in all aspects of college life. We strive to facilitate the development of self-care and student-initiated pursuit of health services and wellness opportunities.
A note about medical billing procedures at Emmons:
All students may utilize our STI testing services at no charge. STI screening is free for all students, regardless of insurance.
Students who are enrolled in the college's United Healthcare Student Health Insurance policy have most services covered by insurance, less a $10 copay for each visit and $100 deductible on lab services.
Students with outside PPO insurance will have their insurance billed. While we are often paid at an out-of-network rate, we cannot guarantee how much of your bill your insurance will cover. The student is therefor responsible for the remainder of the bill, which we discount 50% and charge to the student account.
Students with outside HMO or Medi-Cal insurance do not have their care covered outside their identified primary practitioner. For this reason, Emmons is not reimbursed for services provided to students carrying these types of insurance and therefore are charged the discounted rate of 50% off services at Emmons.
Emmons billing staff will gladly help any student who needs to find a local practitioner that takes their insurance. Taxi vouchers are available for the student's convenience, but are charged to the student's account for the cost of travel.
Emmons does not want financial limitations or worries to be a barrier to care. If you need wellness services, please contact us to help arrange care and payment, whether here at Emmons ro elsewhere.
A note about counseling billing procedures at Emmons:
All students receive and intake and the first six sessions of counseling free of charge (as appropriate given the nature of each individual student's needs).
Emmons employes a short-term psychotherapy model. We are happy to provide referrals to local providers for individuals wishing to explore long-term psychotherapy. In some unique circumstances, we may work with a student past six sessions. When this happens, we charge $10 per session beyond the first six and $25 beyond the first 12 (survivors of sexual assault experienced at Oxy and Pell grant recipients will have this fee waived).
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