If you do not have health insurance, you may want to consider an optional policy the University has made available to enrolled students. It is a sickness and accident insurance underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company and administered by Student Assurance Services, Inc. This is a non-renewable term policy.
Currently contracted insurance companies:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Aenta, Cigna, United, Humana, Multiplan, and Student Assurance. If you have a different type of health insurance, please bring your insurance card, as we may be able to utilize that insurance.
SFA Student Health Clinic Now Bills Your Health Insurance
Just like your health care provider at home, the SFA Student Health Clinic (SHC) doctors and nurse practitioners are now accepting health insurance plans.
Why is this good?
Billing insurance is exactly what most health care providers do. It will allow the Student Health Clinic to continue with the current level of services in spite of increasing costs. It will also allow us to provide more services on-site since we may be able to be reimbursed by insurance for the costs of these services.
At the SFA Student Health Clinic:
The portion of the student services fee which the Student Health Clinic receives from your tuition will ensure access to the SHC for all currently enrolled students, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
If you have no health insurance you will be able to be seen without a charge. If you have health insurance, the student services fee will cover your co-payments and deductibles that you would normally have to pay elsewhere -- thus eliminating the charges that your health insurance doesn't cover. There are a few exceptions, for example, some lab tests and shots will have a charge.
Please don't worry -- the SHC will continue to provide health care services to all eligible students regardless of your health insurance status or ability to pay.
The Student Health Clinic will ask for your health insurance card when you come for a visit. Just like at your health care provider at home, the SHC staff will handle the process of billing your health insurance carrier; you will not have to file claim forms yourself! Since the Student Health Clinic will accept the payment made by health insurance companies for office visits as payment in full, you will not receive any other bill for those covered services.
Don't leave home without itů bring your health insurance card and student ID to every visit!
Health Insurance is important!
Stephen F Austin State University strongly encourages all students to maintain adequate health insurance coverage at all times. Easy, quick access to health care when and wherever needed is important for students to avoid disruption of studies. Furthermore, maintaining adequate health insurance coverage will prevent severe financial hardship should unforeseen major medical care be required due to accident or illness.
If you do not have health insurance, you may want to consider the optional policy the University has made available to enrolled students. It is a sickness and accident insurance underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company and administered by Student Assurance Services, Inc. This is a non-renewable term policy.
Note: You will be responsible for any costs, co-pays, and deductibles at the time of service for any off campus medical care, such as, specialists and hospitals.
We are here to help!
If you need additional information or have any questions, please call us at 936-468-4008 or visit us in the Student Health Clinic.