Office of Student Life

Student Health Services


Medical Insurance

  • Patients are required to visit Patient Registration before each scheduled appointment to verify insurance, billing information and provide a current insurance card (front/back)
  • If Ohio State Comprehensive Student Health Insurance (SHI) or Wilce Care is purchased, Patient Registration will verify coverage, no card is needed
  • Visit the SHI website for benefit details

Patients not covered under SHI are encouraged to contact their insurance company before appointments to review benefits available for services provided. Currently, Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) is contracted with:

  • Ohio State Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Benefits Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • CareSource Medicaid of Ohio
  • Cigna
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • OSU Health Plan
  • United Healthcare (UHC)

Even if insured by one of the above carriers, SLSHS may be considered out-of-network, as there are many plans within a carrier. SLSHS is out-of-network for all HMO plans. Please contact the insurance company for more information.

SLSHS is out-of-network for all other insurance carriers, all HMO plans, Medicare, and Medicaid, except for CareSource Medicaid of Ohio. Contact your insurance company to review available out-of-network benefits.

Providing tax ID number, 31-6025986, will help identify SLSHS from other physician groups and medical facilities associated with The Ohio State University. This information will assist in providing correct benefit information.

If an insurance payment is not received within 60 days from the date of service, the amount due becomes the patient's responsibility. Additionally, any unpaid charges are ultimately the responsibility of the patient.

Pharmacy Insurance

The SLSHS Pharmacy is contracted with the following:

  • Advance PCS
  • Aetna
  • Anthem-Argus
  • BCBS Rx
  • Caremark
  • Caresource
  • Catalyst
  • Cigna-Argus
  • Eagle Managed Care
  • Express Scripts
  • Future Scripts
  • Health Delivery Systems
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National Rx Admin
  • OptumRX*
  • OSU Insurance Plan
  • PAID Prescriptions
  • PBD (Pharmacy Benefit Direct)
  • PCS Health Systems
  • Restat
  • RxNet
  • Rx Prime

*SLSHS Pharmacy is not contracted with all Optum plans. Contact Optum to determine coverage.