CSU Health Network is every student’s on-campus home for health, regardless of their insurance plan. Students’ out-of-pocket costs are dependent on their health insurance plan benefits.
This page provides the following information about accessing care at the CSU Health Network:
- Eligibility and Access
- Service Charges
Eligibility and Access
FULL eligibility to access services at CSU Health Network:
- CSU-Fort Collins enrolled students (full-time and part-time)
- CSU Online students
- Participants in the following CSU sponsored programs: Upward Bound, Colorado School of Public Health and Research Experience for Undergraduates
LIMITED eligibility to access services at CSU Health Network:
- Students’ spouses and domestic partners – ONLY for couples counseling with enrolled student
NOT eligible to access services at CSU Health Network:
- CSU Global students
- Post-doctorate employees and post-doctorate graduate trainees
- Visiting scholars
- Students’ children/dependents
- Visitors to campus (including children or adults attending on-campus camps and/or events)
- CSU Vet Hospital interns
- Graduated students or students with terminated status
- Students on planned leave
Eligibility Coverage Periods
Spring 2019: January 22, 2019-May 31, 2019
Summer 2019: May 20, 2019-August 23, 2019
Fall 2019: August 26, 2019-January 17, 2020
- Incoming first-year students, new transfer students and new graduate students can begin to access services one week prior to the first day of classes in their first enrolled semester.
- Graduated students or students with a terminated status (including voluntary withdrawal): eligibility ends on date of graduation or date of terminated status. Student may continue to access services, under the previous semester fee, for up to 30 days following graduation or termination of student status in order to coordinate other care coverage, pending approval by the Director of Counseling, Director of Specialty Counseling, Director of Psychiatry, Director of Medical Services and/or the Director of Specialty Medical Services. This is applicable for any semester and for any insurance coverage, excluding the Student Health Insurance Plan*
*Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) may continue to utilize the CSU Health Network until the expiration date of their SHIP enrollment.
CSU Health Network is a fee-funded service on campus. The CSU Health Network Fee (formerly Student Access Fee or Health Fee) and the Counseling Fee are both portions of General Fees that each enrolled student pays. The fees allow access to all services, provide reduced rates in comparison to community providers, and offer comprehensive and integrated services, including Medical, Counseling and Health Education and Prevention Services. Referral, insurance education, and billing services are also included.
CSU Health Network Fee
The CSU Health Network Fee (formerly Student Access Fee or Health Fee), which is a portion of the General Fees, is automatically applied to ALL students enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours for fall, spring, and summer semesters at the time tuition/fees are charged.
- Full-time students (6 or more credit hours, any semester) will pay the Full-Time Access Fee each semester as a portion of the General Fees.
- Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), regardless of the number of credits enrolled, will pay the Full-Time Access Fee.
- For part-time students (less than 6 credit hours, any semester) who have insurance coverage other than the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), the Student Access Fee will be 50% of the Full-Time Access Fee, assessed once at the end of the semester following utilization of services that have an E&M code (medical, ortho/allergy specialist, psychiatry, medical eye). If the only service(s) received were optometry (contacts), dental, pharmacy, x-ray, laboratory, physical therapy/massage, immunizations, allergy shots, or nurse visits, a fee will not be assessed to the part-time student.
- Part-time students enrolled in SHIP will be assessed the Full-Time Access Fee mid-semester.
- Part-time students who access services during Summer Break will pay the Part-Time Access Fee, assessed only following utilization of services that have an E&M code (medical, ortho/allergy specialist, psychiatry, medical eye). If the only service(s) received were optometry (contacts), dental, pharmacy, x-ray, laboratory, physical therapy/massage, immunizations, allergy shots, or nurse visits, a fee will not be assessed.
- For students starting with summer semester as their very first semester, the Student Access Fee will allow access to CSU Health Network beginning the first day of summer classes. The above rules apply regarding fees for part-time versus full-time students.
- Students who have not yet registered for fall semester classes are not eligible to access Medical Services over Summer Break.
All students paying the Counseling Fee, which is a portion of the General Fees, are eligible to a wide range of mental health support services at no additional cost. Students can work with Counseling Services by visiting the 3rd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center or calling (970) 491-6053 to learn more about available services.
- Full-time students (6 or more credit hours, any semester) will pay the Counseling Fee each semester as a portion of the General Fees.
- Part-time students (less than 6 credit hours, any semester) will automatically be assessed the Counseling Fee at the end of the semester if services were utilized (including Back on Track, Live Safe, DAY Basics, Taking Steps, and Cannabiz).
- Part-time students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) are required to pay the Counseling Fee during the fall and spring semesters, which will be assessed mid-semester. For summer, students with SHIP will pay Part-Time Counseling Fee, assessed only following utilization of services.
- Students who are not taking classes over the summer (but were a student registered for classes in the spring semester and must be registered* for classes again in the fall), may access services over the summer and the Part-Time Student Access Fee described above will be applied and assessed at the end of the summer.
*If student is not yet registered for fall semester classes, they are not eligible to access Counseling Services over Summer Break.
Students’ out-of-pocket costs are dependent on their health insurance plan benefits.
- Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) are not required to pay co-pays, deductibles, or co-insurance for covered services within the CSU Health Network, unless they exceed the $1500 annual benefit limit. Visit the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) page for more details about covered services.
- For students with private/commercial health insurance coverage, CSU Health Network will submit service charges to the student’s health insurance carrier for payment. Students are responsible for any co-pays, co-insurance, or deductible amounts. It typically takes 30-45 days for an insurance carrier to process a claim. Payment for services not covered by a student’s health insurance plan may be made at the time of treatment with cash, check, or credit card; billed to the student’s account; or submitted to RamCare if student is enrolled in the program. Visit the Private Insurance Coverage Information page for more information.
- For students who have financially-qualified for Medicaid and Indian Health Service insurance coverage, primary care provider visits will be provided at no additional cost and ancillary services will be charged according to the Summary Schedule of Charges. Financial Aid assistance may be available to help pay for the RamCare Supplement Program. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
View the Summary Schedule of Charges for CSU Health Network Services.