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Insurance for Domestic Students

(International Students: See below)

Change in Student Health Insurance:

The Affordable Care Act has changed SPU’s ability to offer health insurance to our students. Unfortunately, this means there will not be a health insurance plan offered to domestic (American) undergraduates or graduate students. In accordance with the national healthcare reform, Washington State has launched the Washington Health Benefit Exchange to assist people in obtaining affordable individual health insurance. These will be individual plans, not plans offered by SPU. Below are some links to assist you in the process:

Washington Health Plan Finder

      The official site for Washington's Insurance Exchange (Marketplace)

Please note: You need to apply under your Washington address (such as your Mailstop or Physical Address where you get mail while attending SPU). As a registered student, you are considered a Washington Resident and qualify for the Washington Marketplace. However, you need to be currently residing in the State to apply (out-of-state prospective students need to wait till they have an address).

Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Healthplan Finder: Click Here

Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)

     Information about the state Medicaid program that you can sign-up for i nthe Health Insurance

     Marketplace listed above.

The Health Insurance Marketplace

      The federal government's website on the Affordable Care Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation

       A non-partisan website with a wealth of information including a calculator to estimate health insurance subsidies.


Other Possible Options:Under 26? You may be eligible for health coverage under your paren's plan

These options do not include the government subsidies listed above.


     Compare companies available in Washington State on one site.

Get Insured

     Compare companies available in Washington State on one site.


Insurance for International Students

            All International students are required to have medical insurance. You are automatically 

            enrolled in LewerMark, unless you have provided proof of comparable insurance to the

            Health Services Director within 5 days of the start to the current quarter. You must renew

            your medical insurance waiver each time the policy is renewed.

LewerMark Plan Summary for 2016/2017

LewerMark Plan Brochure

Additional LewerMark Information

Health Center Charges
(Payable in cash, check, or student/staff account)


Visit Type Cost**
Injury & Illness Visit

Undergraduate Student............$40 per quarter*

Graduate Student....................$50 per quarter



Medication Evals & Assessments from Student Counseling Center FREE except applicable labs, if any
Woman’s Annuals $50 plus applicable labs, such as the Pap
Physical Exam $50 plus applicable labs, if any

Sports Physical

$50 plus applicable labs, if any
Sprint Physical Exam $50 plus applicable labs, if any
General Health Assessment $50 plus applicable labs, if any
Study Abroad Physical Exam $50 plus applicable labs, if any
Travel Consult (Immunization Consult) FREE
Allergy Injections $10 per visit
Color Blind Test (for SHS Students) FREE
No Show Fee $5
Cancellations (prior to visit time) FREE


Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis (Tdap) $55
MMR $70
Hepatitis A $85
Hepatitis B $70
TB $10
Menactra $120 (pre-order required)
Varicella Titer (Chicken Pox Immunity Blood Test) $20 (or lab can bill your health insurance)
Rubeola Titer (Measles Immunity Blood Test) $20 (or lab can bill your health insurance)
Imaging, Other MD Clinics, or Hospital fees Will receive bill from outside agency
Lab fees Option of lab billing personal health insurance OR billing to SPU student/employee account
Equipment Rentals
  Returned by Due Date Unreturned
Crutches FREE $50.00
Vaporizer FREE $25.00
Health Books FREE Retail Value


*For undergraduate students living on-campus, the quarter fee is paid in the quarterly housing fee.

**Costs subject to change.


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