The Health Fee enables the Student Health Service (SHS) to provide routine health care, education, and health promotion programs. The Health Fee is mandatory for all students. The fee will appear as a line item on the tuition invoice.
The Health Fee does not eliminate the need for health/hospitalization insurance.
Currently, the Health Fee is $145 per semester for full time students and pro-rated per credit hour for part-time students. Interns who waiver the Health Fee and utilize Health Services have the option of paying the health fee or a per visit charge of $44.
Services Covered by Health Fee
Routine care appointments are available with registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. Walk-in patients are evaluated by a nurse, who will schedule appointments, as necessary.
Covered services include:
- Nursing care 24/7 during the academic year
- General medical care
- Well woman care
- Contraceptive education
- HIV pre and post-test counseling and testing
- Allergy injections
- Fnger stick glucometer checks (for blood sugar)
- Pregnancy tests
- Van transportation for x-ray and other appointments scheduled by the SHS during the academic year, when available. During inclement weather and when class is not in session, van service may not be available.
- Stock medication
- Physical exams for athletics, internships, drivers application, teacher certification and employment
- Health Promotion services
- Cold self-care center
Services Not Covered by Health Fee
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) counseling and treatment
(there is a minimal fee for STI testing)
- Lab and x-ray:
Payment for any lab work or x-rays are the responsibility of the student.
- Immunizations and TB tests
The Student Health Service provides referrals at the student's expense to medical specialties in the community.
The Student Health Service is available as your initial source of health care during your student years. There may, however, be a time when surgery, more extensive medical treatment, hospitalization, or emergency care is needed. An optional insurance policy, available to all students, is designed to provide backup benefits for some of the services not offered at the Student Health Service. Although this coverage is provided by an independent firm, applications and claim forms are available at the Student Health Service.
- Women's health fee - for laboratory testing
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