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Insurance and Billing

A student health insurance plan, administered by BCBS of South Carolina, is available to eligible students, legal spouses and dependents of students at competitive premiums. Updated information will be posted soon!

The Student Insurance Office is located in rooms G-22 and G-23 downstairs in Redfern Health Center. To contact the Student Insurance Office, call 864-656-3561 or email Redfern@clemson.edu.

  • Open Enrollment for annual coverage ends August 31.

  • Open Enrollment/Submit Request for Waiver for fall coverage ends August 31.

  • Open Enrollment/Submit Request for Waiver for spring/summer coverage ends January 31.

*See Students Required to Have Health Insurance below

Health insurance is required for the following students who are considered Mandatory or Hard Waiver Enrollees:

  1. Graduate students enrolled in nine credit hours or more on the main campus in Clemson

  2. Graduate students classified as graduate assistants at all campus locations

  3. International students (graduate and undergraduate)

Mandatory or Hard Waiver Enrollees will be charged for the Clemson University Student Health Insurance Plan on the University tuition and fees bill.

If you are a graduate or international student, please check your bill in iROAR at the beginning of the semester and after any changes to your schedule. Changes to your schedule can cause the insurance charge to drop off your account.

Students who HAVE been charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan with tuition and fees and have other insurance that meets University Requirements may submit a request for waiver (see how to submit a waiver below).

*Students NOT charged for the Student Health Insurance Plan with tuition and fees may enroll as Voluntary during Open Enrollment and pay the premium directly to CHP Student Health. See how to complete enrollment below.


Graduate and international students who are charged for the SHIP on their University bill: you are considered a Mandatory Enrollee or Hard Waiver Enrollee. To accept/complete enrollment or submit a waiver request for the Clemson University Student Health Insurance Plan, you must set up a new account or sign in to your current account on the Student Insurance website. You must then follow the instructions under Enroll/Waive to complete enrollment (click Hard Waiver Enrollment or Enroll–Voluntary) or submit a waiver request (click Waive (show proof of other insurance)). The information submitted for waiver will be verified before the waiver is approved. 

Deadline to enroll or submit a request for waiver is Aug. 31.

Students who are NOT charged for the SHIP on their University bill but who want to enroll in the SHIP: you are considered a Voluntary Enrollee. To enroll in the SHIP, visit the CHP Open Enrollment Web page during open enrollment. Click on Enroll–Voluntary under Enroll/Waive to complete enrollment.  

Deadline to enroll is Aug. 31.

LEARN MORE: Voluntary Enrollment

Payment for services not covered by the University health fee is expected at the time of service. Cash, personal check, Tiger Stripe, MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted. Students not paying the University health fee are charged for office visits. Outstanding balances may be paid online through the MyHealth-e web portal.

Medical Insurance

We courtesy file as an out-of-network provider for most medical insurance plans and will be adding additional insurance plans throughout the year. Please upload your medical insurance card in MyHealth-e so we have your information on file. Please note that we file claims for medical and psychiatry services only; we do not file claims for psychologist or counselor visits at this time.

Any patient/client has the right to request a certain visit be excluded from filing. To do so, just tell a Student Health Services staff member that you do not want insurance filed for that day. You will then need to visit the Insurance and Billing Office (located in rooms G-22 and G-23 in the basement of Redfern) to complete the request and make sure the claim does not get filed.

Pharmacy Insurance

We accept most insurance cards at our pharmacy. Please use our online form to enter your pharmacy insurance card informationYou may also complete the Pharmacy Prescription Card Information Form and fax or drop it off at the pharmacy in Redfern Health Center. Unpaid balances will be transferred to the student's University tuition and fees bill at the end of each semester.

2017–2018 Price List

Pay for Outstanding Redfern Charges (CU Marketplace)

University policy requires all students registered for six or more credit hours (three hours during each summer term) to pay the University health fee.

Learn More About the Health Fee

View Health and Wellness Information for International Students

International Student Insurance. (n.d). Overview of the US Healthcare System for International Students. Retrieved from URL