Student Health Services

Parents' Frequently Asked Questions

Which immunizations does my student need before coming to college?

Please see the SHS vaccine page for more information.

Does my student need a physical before starting school?

◾Physical exams are NOT required for entrance to LCSC.
◾Students participating in intercollegiate athletics please see the Athletics Website.

Do you need me to send my student's medical records to you?

  • If your student has health concerns that require ongoing monitoring, please have his/her current healthcare provider send copies of his/her medical records to LCSC SHS. You or your student should request that additional medical records be sent to: 

Student Health Services

500 8th Ave

SGC 205

Lewiston, ID 83501

Fax: 208-792-2882

How do I pay my student's bill and how much will it cost?


Office visit charges for new patients can run from $75 to $300 depending on the level of care needed at the time of visit. Office visit charges for established patients can run from $25 to $210. There are additional charges for outside services such as lab, X-Ray, physical therapy, and pharmacy. SHS will submit patients' bills to their insurance companies. If we are in-network with your plan, we will accept what your insurance company pays and only charge you for co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. If your insurance company does not cover a particular service, you may be liable for that portion of the bill also. If we are out-of-network with your insurance company you may be responsible for the entire amount of the bill.

We strongly recommend that you contact your insurance company to verify what type of coverage you have in the Lewis-Clark State College area.

For more information about our billing process and the insurances we accept, please see our Insurance Billing page.

Can you bill my insurance?

SHS contracts with several insurances.

Where is SHS located?

SHS is located in Sam Glenn Complex, Room 205.

How does my student make an appointment?

Students can schedule appointments by calling (208) 792-2251 of by coming by SHS during regular business hours. Same-day appointments are often available for acute medical problems. Appointments for routine health concerns are generally available within a few days.

Does SHS provide class excuses?

Missing a class due to routine or less serious illnesses, such as sore throats, colds and similar health problems, does not qualify students for a “Verification of Illness.” In those cases, students should either e-mail or call the faculty member as soon as possible. If students experience a significant illness or injury that has resulted in academic problems, Student Health Services may provide verification of care received at SHS to the faculty. However, the student must have a documented serious, prolonged illness or injury.

My student just had surgery, can he/she get help getting to and from class?

Sometimes students experience temporary impairments that limit their mobility to travel around campus. Wheelchairs and crutches are available to borrow from SHS.

Have a question that isn't answered here?

You can always email us at studenthealth@lcsc.edu.