Student Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality of care at a reasonable cost to students. Charges will be based on the co-pay and co-insurance your insurance policy indicates. SHS will collect any money due by the student in the form of a co-pay as indicated on their health insurance card at the time of service. Within 2-3 business days SHS will bill all appropriate charges to a student’s health insurance carrier. The student will be billed for any patient responsibility once payment is received from the carrier. This bill will go to the address the student indicates as their “LOCAL” address in Webstac. Failure to pay a balance due within 30 days of that statement will result in outstanding charges being placed on the student’s accounting statement and the student will owe the money via their university student bill.
The missed appointment fee of $20 is the responsibility of the student payable by the student, it is not sent to the insurance company.
Students may wish to pay for their services and not have their health insurance company billed. This is the student’s choice and must be discussed the day of service. Students wishing to pay for their services may do so via cash, credit card, check, or charging to their student account.
Consultations with the triage nurse and health education visits are provided at no cost.
The SHS staff is not able to determine what your insurance company will reimburse. Healthcare decisions are important decisions and should not be made soley on financial costs; therefore, these decisions should be discussed with your provider.
Pre-certification for office visits and any diagnostic tests or hospitalization are the responsibility of the student. SHS will help you with the pre-certification process once a determination has been made by the student that it is required.
Student Health Services provides a referral for each student when this office refers to an outside provider or service. The student is responsible for retaining the referral slip and providing to any physician office or service for insurance billing purposes. This is separate from the pre-certification process.
Students on the Student Health Insurance Plan require a referral for all services within a 50 mile radius of St. Louis unless it is an emergency.
Fee Schedule Effective August 1, 2014
This is not billable to the student’s insurance company.
Visits 1-9 have no costs to the student (psychiatry appointments excluded). Visits 10-15 will have a copay as determined by the student’s insurance company, may require pre-certification, and will be billed to the student’s insurance company.
IUD insertion and removals may require pre-certification. Services will be provided and billed to the student’s insurance company.
Radiology Services are available at SHS and the cost per X-ray varies. Charges will be billed to the respective insurance plan.
SHS provides the following immunizations. Charges are billed to the student’s insurance plan.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Measles Mumps Rubella
- Flu Vaccine
- Human Papilloma Virus
Many other services are available at SHS and the costs of these services can be discussed with your provider.
***All charges are the responsibility of the student. Co-pays are due at the time of service. Students are responsible for any patient responsibility as determined by their insurance carrier. Bills will be sent to the student’s local address and are payable within 30 days of the statement. Non-payment in 30 days will result in the balance being placed on the students university student account.
It is the responsibility of the student to check pre-certification requirements and notify student health services as appropriate PRIOR to obtaining any service within SHS or at other providers.
It is the responsibility of the student to provide all referral slips provided by SHS when seeking care outside of SHS.
- Counseling (1-9 sessions per academic year)
- Mental Health Services provides 9 free 1-hour counseling sessions per academic year
- Stress management
- Group workshops, Stressbusters program (free five-minute back rubs at events on campus)
- Substance abuse
- Individual appointments with a specialist for complete alcohol and other drug counseling and referral, help meeting court requirements, and smoking cessation including nicotine replacement and oral medication
- Sexual health: condoms, dams, lubricant, pregnancy tests, and information for healthy sexual decision making
- Resource library
- Brochures, books, DVDs and tapes on a variety of health and wellness topics
- E-newsletter about health-related concerns and efforts on campus
- Health Education
- Programs, brochures, and other materials to promote healthy living on campus and at home.