Paying for Your Visit and Insurance (Link)
Every registered student is eligible to use the University Health Center (UHC).
|How to Pay for Your Visit|
There are charges for almost all services provided at the Health Center. Your financial responsibility will vary depending on the type of insurance and service provided. We do allow the option to pay for service directly without using health insurance.
We participate with many insurance plans, including the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), and can bill those plans for our medical services. Mental Health (available to registered students only, service is covered by SHIP), nutrition, acupuncture, massage,physical therapy, tobacco cessation, and meditation services (for non-students) are not billed through private insurance. The Student Health Insurance Plan covers most services provided by the University Health Center.
Charges not covered by insurance are posted to the student's Bursar Account or can be paid at the time of visit in the UHC. Charges can be paid by cash, check, credit cards, or Terrapin Express at the UHC.
Please call (301) 314-9144 if you have further questions about fees or using your health insurance at the UHC.
If you require a referral for treatment off campus or admission to a hospital, you are responsible for any bills you incur. The University Health Center assumes no financial responsibility for care you receive off campus.
Visitors must pay for their visit PRIOR to being seen. Any additional services (laboratory, x-ray, etc...) required must also be paid for prior to being performed. Payment is to be made at the Pharmacy and visitors must pay by cash, Visa, Discover, or Mastercard.
|General Health Insurance Information|
If you prefer NOT to use your insurance for this reason, or any other reason, during a scheduled appointment, charges can be placed on your Bursar account or paid by cash, credit card, or Terrapin Express. Any bursar bill will simply say Health Center. The same information applies to prescription purchases billing insurance.
If you prefer NOT to use your insurance for an appointment or purchase, please notify registration at check-in. When you come in for future appointments, you will be asked if you would like to continue to self-pay or bill to insurance.
*NOTE: Some HMO plans do not have out of network benefits. You will be responsible for all charges.
|Mandatory Health Insurance|
The University of Maryland requires all undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or more credits to show proof of health insurance once each academic year while they are enrolled. Graduate Students are exempt from this requirement.
|Student Health Insurance Plan|
For detailed information about the Student Health Insurance Plan visit: www.firststudent.com
Who is eligible to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan?
To be eligible, students must be registered for at least 6 undergraduate credits or 1 graduate credit at the time of enrollment in the Plan.
Undergraduate students taking 6 or more credits who have not successfully completed the on-line waiver process by the deadline will be automatically charged and enrolled in the plan. The amount is not refundable.
The annual premium for the Student Health Insurance Plan is $1,509.00, for coverage August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016. Detailed Plan information is available at www.firststudent.com.
For additional assistance call 301.314.8165 or visit the Health Center Business Office, Room 1142.
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