Medical And Emergency Service

medical insurance

you can compare to the USC school plan to see which is better

www.psiservice.com
www.icsweb.org
www.visitinsurance.com

F2 is usually charged much more than F1 in those student family plan, but some travel insurance would be cheaper, for example
https://www.sevencorners.com/travelers/?utm_id=O8N2FPTU

Emergency contact

911
USCPD 803-777-4215 http://www.les.sc.edu/

recommendation

general service

FREE of charge
http://www.freemedclinic.org/

USC health center, the spouse of a student can use it too
http://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/tshc/

Medical Questions?

Call: Pat Cannon
Cross-Cultural Medical Coordinator
Contact: moc.liamtoh|htlaehsih#moc.liamtoh|htlaehsih

dental

Dr. Yung: http://www.richardyungdds.com/

OB/GYN

Women Physicians Associates
www.wpaobgyn.com
Located at Palmetto medical park, all women doctors

eye

You will alwasy need prescription to get glasses or contacts.
One exam usually good for one year prescription.
General health plan doesn't cover eye exam or glasses and contacts.

America's best has "exam and two pair of glasses" for $70
To qualify the price, the prescription has to be simple, (no San Guang, etc) and the quality of glasses are ok.
They will always try to sell more if they can, but you decide.
Their paid club membership will give you a couple year eye exams.
They have a couple location intown, one at harbinson, one at forestdrive
http://www.twopair.com/

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如果图方便可以去Walmart,如果在那里买眼睛可以免费做eye exam.

美国名声比较好的眼镜连锁店是

LensCrafters - Columbia‎
3400 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC‎
电话 (803) 790-0000‎

就在那个mall里面,二楼,如果是检查视力的话,需要预约,大概70刀,有效期一年。可以当时拿眼镜,但是要等一个多小时,但是里面有个电影院,可以看完电影再去拿。态度非常好,不满意30天内无条件退货,包括架子和镜片。

学校保险不知道是否cover,但是据我所知一般保险都不cover, 不过,AAA一般可以打30%的折,所以还不错。
还有很多打折信息,详情查询http://www.lenscrafters.com/
"
from Ni Bin

"学校的保险不cover眼睛以及眼镜的费用。但是保险里每年有300块的wellness fee 可以cover包括眼睛和牙等关于健康的费用。这个费用的使用需要提前给学校的health center打电话要referee,告诉他你要去哪里配眼镜(或补牙),然后到店里之后告诉店员你的保险信息之类的,前300块保险cover。对配眼镜来说,如果只验光,学生折扣价只需要70块 。(就跟国内的验光一样,只是给你验光的人拿了个phd学位。。。)如果你被忽悠上配了副眼镜,那么一般来说在专门的眼镜店里,最普通的一副眼镜也需要四五百块,自己额外再掏一两百块,值不值就看个人感觉了。沃尔玛可能会便宜,但不知算不算合作单位。" from Siwei Wang

也可以在网上配眼镜(e.g. Coastal.com),会便宜很多,而且经常会有活动,可以免镜架费之类的。但是前提是你必须要有验光单。所以可以带上国内的验光单。当然,如果你觉得原来的配方已经不准了需要重新验光,那么就得先到眼镜店验光了。

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