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Student Health Fees

All students enrolled in more than four credit hours are assessed the mandatory health fee each semester ($151.00 for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024). The health fee enables the availability of high quality and accessible health care to the Iowa State student community by helping support the overall costs of the health center. The health fee is not health insurance.

We understand that some students may remain in town over the summer without being enrolled in classes.  If this applies to you, you may still receive services at the health center by paying the reduced $64.00 summer health fee.

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
  • Safer-sex supplies in clinic
  • 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