Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Student Health Offers Many Free Services!

Did you know that most on-campus KUMC students can come to Student Health for an office visit and there is no charge? Not even a co-pay.  And you do not have to carry the student health insurance policy to use our services!  Since we do not charge for office visits, it does not matter what insurance plan you have.

So, what does this mean?  It means that women can come in for their annual exams and get a prescription for birth control at no charge.  It means that we treat acne, anxiety, asthma, insomnia, injuries, coughs, sore throats, urinary symptoms, lumps, bumps, sexually-transmitted illness and more…  and there is never a charge for the office visit. 

What’s the catch?  There is no catch, but there are minimal charges for certain procedures and in-house tests.  For example, if you come in for urinary symptoms there may be a $10 fee for an in-house urine dipstick.  Or if we do a rapid strep test for a sore throat, the fee is $20.  You can click on “Our Services” to see the fee schedule.  Most of these fees simply cover the cost of the supplies. 

If you need laboratory testing, we will send your specimen to LabCorp and they will bill your insurance company.  Sometimes students choose to pay for certain lab tests “out of pocket” because we have negotiated an excellent price with LabCorp and it would be more expensive to use insurance.

Certain procedures also carry a small fee.  For example, camp physicals, mole biopsies and wart removals.

Flu shots and TB skin tests are free of charge.  Other vaccines are offered for a fee which covers the cost of the vaccine without mark-up.  Students who carry the KUMC student insurance policy are covered for most vaccines and will not incur a fee.   Students on other insurance plans can be vaccinated at Student Health for a fee or may go to another clinic that bills insurance. 

Bottom line:  Remember Student Health when you’re looking for great health care and a great value.