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Student Health Fees

All students enrolled in more than four credit hours are assessed the mandatory health fee each semester ($120.00 for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018). The health fee enables the availability of high quality and accessible health care to the ISU student community by helping support the overall costs of the health center. The health fee is not health insurance.

Thielen Student Health Center receives no funding from the State of Iowa and relies on the health fee for approximately 50% of its operating budget. The remainder of the funding needed to operate the health center comes from charges for medical services and procedures, medications, x-rays, and lab tests.

The health fee allows Student Health to provide:

  • 24-hour accessibility to a registered nurse for health information and advice
  • Public health screenings, information, facilitation and education including flu shot distribution
  • Approximately 1,000 international student screenings every year
  • High-risk drinking risk reduction for all incoming students
  • Educational programs to residence halls, clubs, fraternities, sororities, etc. on high-risk drinking and sexual misconduct prevention
  • Coordination with campus and community partners on safety initiatives
  • Partnering with residence halls to support a safer living environment
  • Condom distribution across campus
  • New student assistance including the management of all State of Iowa immunization requirements
  • Assistance to students with complex or chronic health needs
  • Connections to campus and community resources
  • Pharmacy services including prescription information in 17 different languages and medication consultation
  • Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), which bridges communication between the health center and the student community.