Eligibility and PaymentEligibility
Students currently enrolled for 6 or more credit hours are charged a student health fee along with tuition and are eligible to receive clinic services. Students who are enrolled for fewer than 6 hours may elect to pay the health fee to have access to clinic services. All students must show a current Rattler Card at the time of service.
FAMU Students Not Attending Classes in Tallahassee
FAMU has agreements with several state universities to allow students assigned to another campus (i.e. law students in Orlando or pharmacy students in Jacksonville or Miami) to access care in their student health centers. The academic department notifies Student Health Services of the students assigned to locations outside of Tallahassee. The list is then sent to participating schools to notify them of eligibility to receive services. FAMU students are responsible for paying the provider for services rendered. If you receive care at another university, notify FAMU SHS (850-599-3777) and provide any requested documentation. FAMU SHS will then credit your student account for health fees paid to FAMU that semester.
The student health fee entitles students to free office visits for illness and injury. Charges for services not covered by the student health fee are highly discounted and are considerably lower than the cost of care from most community providers. Charges will be placed on the student’s financial account and must be paid prior to registration for the following semester. No student should delay seeking treatment because of inability to pay for services.
Student Health Services does not accept insurance for payment at this time. Upon request, Student Health Services will complete and submit insurance claim forms for reimbursement. FAMU highly recommends that all students have health insurance. A university sponsored insurance plan is available as a low cost alternative for students taking 6 or more credit hours. Policy information can be found at www.hbcstudent.com
You do not have to have insurance to be seen in the clinic.