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ISU HEALTH CENTER REMAINS OPEN.  We are here for you.  You can schedule an in-person visit or a  telemedicine appointment through the portal.  Questions: (208) 282-2330.

Beginning week of May 16, 2022, ISU Health Center will be closed on Fridays.  Happy Summer!

Free Office Visits for Students!

We are Idaho State University’s Student Health Center conveniently located on campus for students and staff. We cover a variety of medical services for students on and off campus. Our services cover from flu shots to check-ups to urgent care and beyond. The Idaho State Health Center offers advanced or same day appointments!

Parking Passes

These can be picked up across the street at the parking booth. You will need a parking pass to park in the Health Center parking lot.

For Students. For Staff. For You.

All students, faculty and staff who originate from or have lived greater than 6 months in countries with a TB incidence rate greater than 40 cases/100,000 population are required to complete the ISU Tuberculosis Screening.

Please provide TB form and test documentation to the ISU Health Center.

 

Important Information

We provide an entire range of medical care that includes everything from colds and flu, to treatment of high blood pressure,diabetes, broken bones, lacerations, abscesses, and other urgent care problems.

Our Services

Urgent care in case of an emergency may be obtained at a local hospital or care center. If it is not an emergency, you can use our patient portal or call us the next day for an appointment.

After-Hours Care

The Bengal Pharmacy is located right above our Pocatello office and provides comprehensive pharmacy services for ISU students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

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YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPISE MEDICAL BILLS

Surprise Medical Bills

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

When you get outpatient/emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider, you are protected from surprise billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?

When you see a health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or deductible.  You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a provider that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

“Out-of-Network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan.  Out-of-Network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service.  This is called “balance billing.”  This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

No Surprises Act Disclosure

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill.  This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care – like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

You are protected from balance billing for:

  • Out-patient healthcare services. When you get services at an in-network facility, certain providers there may be out-of-network.  In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount.  Out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed unless you give written consent and give up your protections. 
     
  • Emergency services. If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles).  You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services.  This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balance billed for these post-stabilization services.

You’re never required to give up protections from balance billing.  You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network.  You can choose a provider in your plan’s network.

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers directly.
  • Your health plan generally must:
    • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
    • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
    • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
    • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe that you’ve been wrongly billed, visit the CMS website for instructions about disputing charges as well as additional information about this ruling