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Alert updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:50 PM

FREE OR FEE?

If you’re a currently enrolled Binghamton University student or an affiliated entity, you would have few expenses at the Decker Student Health Services Center because you pay a student health fee as part of your tuition. This fee covers most of the services we provide.

FREE:

The student health fee covers the following (so currently enrolled students pay no additional fees for them):

  • Office visits (e.g., medical clinics, gynecology clinics, travel medicine visits, psychiatric consultation, etc.)
  • Some immunizations, see Immunizations for more information
    • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
    • Tuberculin/PPD (not placed on Thursdays)
  • Some medications (if part of the center's dispensary)
    • Isoniazid (INH) therapy
  • Some medical supplies (if ordered by center staff)
  • Health education and counseling
  • Alcohol and other drug programming
  • HIV counseling (HIV test requires a fee)

The Decker Student Health Services Center is a good place to start if you have medical needs. Often, your needs will be met here without you having to go off campus for care.

Note: The student health fee covers services during the regular academic year. Students taking summer courses and those wishing health services during the summer will incur a summer student health fee.

FEE:

The student health fee doesn’t cover the following (so students pay additional fees):

  • Some immunizations, see Immunizations for more information
    • Flu/influenza
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Meningitis (Menactra)
    • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
    • Pneumococcal
    • Tetanus/diphtheria
    • Tdap
  • Medications that aren’t part of the center's dispensary, including over-the-counter medications
  • Laboratory tests (the center contracts with UHS for laboratory testing; either a student’s insurance covers these costs or the student must pay out-of-pocket)
  • Radiology tests (students are sent off-site for these; either a student’s insurance covers these costs or the student must pay out-of-pocket)
  • Emergency contraception
  • HIV test (counseling provided free)
  • Birth control, including DepoProvera injections
  • Services received during the summer (unless the student is taking summer courses and has paid a summer student health fee as part of his/her tuition)

The student health fee doesn’t pay for or reduce costs for services outside the Decker Student Health Services Center. Students are responsible for any health care costs incurred outside the Decker Student Health Services Center, including those at private physicians’ offices, drugstores/pharmacies, hospitals, walk-in clinics and urgent care centers.

Full-time domestic undergraduate students and all international students are required to have health insurance to help pay costs not covered by the student health fee.

For More Information

Phone: 607-777-2221
Fax: 607-777-2881

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Last Updated: 10/27/14