From Santa Clara University’s Cowell Health Center:
Are contraceptives covered by the University’s negotiated student health insurance plan?
Yes, since the California Department of Insurance considers birth control services as preventive care services which are required to be provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without any out-of-pocket cost (copayment, coinsurance, etc.), contraceptives are covered under the University’s insurance plan.
Does the Cowell Center make referrals to Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood provides many services and practitioners provide resources to students based on the presenting health matter. Examples of reasons why a practitioner may offer a referral include:
A direct question about Planned Parenthood;
Abnormal pap smears;
Ovarian cysts problems;
STI testing free of charge;
When a student doesn’t want any knowledge of care referenced in their medical records, etc.