New Student Frequently Asked Questions



What does Student Health Services do?

  • Provides basic medical care to registered SFSU students
    • no-cost visits with
      • medical providers
      • nurses
      • athletic trainer
      • nutritionist
    • no-cost x-rays when ordered during a visit
    • at low cost:
      • over-the-counter medications
      • prescription medications
      • vaccines
      • basic laboratory testing
      • orthopedic supplies like crutches, slings, etc. 
  • Health insurance NOT required for visit


Does SHS accept medical insurance?

  • SHS does not take most insurances
  • Costs for laboratory tests, vaccines, etc. will be billed to your Bursar Account.
  • Pharmacy accepts certain insurances; if so, your copay is billed to your Bursar Account.

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Why do I need health insurance?

  • to access care SHS is unable to provide
    • after hours, overnight, weekend, or long-term medical care
    • specialists, special tests, urgent care, emergency services, or hospitalization
    • specialty medications, procedures, etc.


What is the Student Health Fee?

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If I am under age 18 (a minor), do I need my parent's consent to be seen at the SHS?

Students under the age of 18 (a minor) may need parental or guardian consent for services at SHS.  Please come in to SHS or call 415-338-1251 and ask to speak to a Nurse before making an appointment.


Which immunizations do I need before coming to SF State?

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Hepatitis B are required for all SF State students.

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Where do I submit my required immunization records?

Mail, fax or take a copy of your immunizations records to the SF State Registrar’s Office in the Student Services Building, Room 101.
If you need an immunization, you can get one at Student Health Services with an Immunization appointment. Some immunizations or vaccines will need to be special ordered.

Student Health Services Costs and Charges


How do I get health insurance through SF State?

Visit the Health Insurance page for more information.


Where is Student Health Services located?

Student Health Services is located below ground adjacent to the Psychology and Ethnic Studies Building, and directly across from Burk Hall in the northwest corner of the SF State campus.


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