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Costs & Billing
All UW-Madison students are eligible to use UHS during any semester or summer that they are registered for classes. There is no additional charge for most UHS services including: medical and mental health counseling appointments, radiology, laboratory tests, victim advocacy, and free flu shots.
Costs (click to expand)
There are charges for some UHS services including most immunizations (except free flu shots), physical therapy appointments, orthopedic equipment such as splints and braces, and third-party physicals, and certain lab work and tests connected with those physicals. UHS will bill students if payment is not made at time of service.
Short term loans may be sought by students when an unexpected life event or circumstance takes place that causes financial hardship.
SHIP members: Many immunizations and other services listed below may be fully covered for SHIP members and spouses/partners under the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Students are responsible for charges for prescription medications at the pharmacy of their choice.
When students require advanced diagnostic tests, certain types of mental health treatment, or other specialty care, UHS will referral to an appropriate provider in the community. Students are responsible for all charges for such specialty care, which may qualify for full or partial coverage or reimbursement under their health insurance plans. Students are responsible for contacting their insurance carriers to determine which providers may be covered under their plans.
Clinic Visits and Biopsies
|Clinic charges||Student cost|
|Physical Therapy||Initial visit: $75
Return visit: $45
|Sexual Health Clinic, Standard Visit||$0|
|Sexual Health Clinic, Follow-Up Visit||$0|
|LEEP, Procedure and Biopsy||$266.75|
|Biopsy, Specialty Dermatology Excisional Surgery||$190|
|2018 Summer Health Fee||$106|
|Massage, acupuncture||Billed directly by provider|
Physical Exams (Third-Party Requested)
Please note that lab tests and X-rays required to complete these physical exams are also subject to fee.
|Third-Party Form Completion (no visit)||$25|
|Third-Party Limited Physical||$50|
|Physical Examination (third-party requested) 40-Minute Appointment||$100|
|Physical Exams for Peace Corps (third-party requested) 60-Minute Appointment||$150|
Birth Control Products
|Medroxyprogesterone (generic) / IM (Depo)||$71.50|
Immunizations and TB skin tests
Please note that some immunizations are given in a series of more than one injection. With documentation, students may receive or more injections at UHS and one or more of the series elsewhere. Prices quoted are per injection, not per series.
|Immunization||Injections in series||Cost/injection||Cost/series|
|Hep A Vaccine42.||2||$42.25||$84.50|
|Hep B Vaccine||3||$45.75||$137.25|
|HPV Vaccine 9-valent||3||$204||$586.50|
|Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine||2||$286.75||$573.50|
|Meningococcal Vaccine group ACYW||1||$115.25||---|
|Meningococcal Vaccine Group B - Bexsero||$162.25||---|
|Meningococcal Vaccine Group B - Trumemba||3||$115.50||$346.50|
|Poliovirus Vaccine, IPV||1||$29.50||---|
|Quantiferon TB Gold Test||NA||$145.50||NA|
|RABAVERT (Rabies Vaccine) - 1 dose (M new Diluent)||3||$294||$882|
|Rabies Immune Globulin||varies by patient||$541.75||---|
|TB Skin Test||NA||$15||NA|
|Typhoid Vaccine (Typhim VI), IM||1||$67.50||---|
|Varicella Zoster (shingles)||$203|
|Yellow Fever Vaccine, SC||1||$143.25||---|
|Ankle brace, Gel||$15.50|
|Ankle brace - Stabilizing||$19|
|Knee immobilizer (16 in.)||$23.25|
|Knee immobilizer (20 in.)||$26|
|Knee splint (16 in.)||$18.50|
|Knee splint (20 in.)||$21|
|Med / Surg Flexible Sole Healing Shoe - all sizes||$6.50|
|Orthopedic walking boot||$33|
|Wrist splint with thumb||$20|
Note: Students are not charged for X-rays that are ordered as a result of their UHS visit.
|X-Ray type||Student cost|
|Ankle||$184.25 (2 views)
$220.75 (3 views)
|Chest||$108.50 (1 view)
$120 (2 views)
$236 (3 views)
|Elbow||$185.50 (2 views)
$227.25 (3 views)
|Finger||$169.75 (1 view)
$177.75 (2 views)
$227.25 (3 views)
|Foot||$193.5 (2 views)
$230.50 (3 views)
|Hand||$214.75 (3 views)|
|Knee||$ 214 (1-2 views)
$229.50 (3 views)
$284 (4 views)
|Sinus||$138.50 (1-2 views)
$182.50 (3 views)
|Wrist||$183.75 (1-2 views)
$199.25 (3 views)
|Toe||$175 (2 views)|
|Forearm||$213 (2 views)|
|Shoulder||$241.50 (2 views)|
|Rib unilateral||$266.75 (2 views)|
Environmental Health - Biological Safety
|Respirator half-facepiece 3M 6100 small||$13.25|
|Respirator half-facepiece 3M 200 medium||$14|
|Respirator half-facepiece 3M 6300 large||$14|
|3M P100 particulate filter||$7.75|
|3M Mercury/vapor/cholrine/P100 filter||$33.50|
|3M acid gas/P100 filter||$26.75|
|3M Organic vapor/P100 filter||$25.50|
Billing (click to expand)
Ways to pay:
- Pay online with a credit card
- Pay with a credit card in person or over the phone. Call 608-890-1991
- Make a check payable to University Health Services and mail to University Health Services, Budget and Finance Office, Room 8501, 333 East Campus Mall, Madison, WI 53715-1381
- Pay in person with cash, check at the Budget and Finance Office, 333 East Campus Mall, Room 8501, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, M-F
When a UHS service involves a charge, you will receive a bill (called a Statement of Service) through MyUHS; payment is due within 30 days of the service received. If payment is not received within 60 days, a hold will be put on your student records, and you will be unable to register for classes or receive transcripts until the bill is paid. In keeping with university policy, after 90 days unpaid bills may be referred to a collection agency. The hold will be removed after we receive your payment.
Health insurance reimbursement
UHS is out-of-network for all health insurance plans except the UW-Madison Student Health Insurance Plan. UHS does not bill insurance, verify insurance coverage, or accept assignment of insurance benefits from insurance plans.
Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to receive full or partial reimbursement for payments you have made to UHS by submitting a copy of your UHS Statement of Service to your insurance company. You are responsible for contacting your insurance carrier to determine whether UHS services are eligible for full or partial reimbursement under your plan. If you intend to seek reimbursement, we recommend you contact your insurance provider before you receive the service at UHS to ask if it will be covered.
UW Health and UW Hospital & Clinics
University Health Services (UHS) is not part of UW Health and does not have any special referral relationship with UW Hospital and Clinics. Students who are referred or transported to any hospital from our clinic, including UW Hospital, are responsible for any emergency room or hospitalization charges.
Summer Health Fee (click to expand)
Staying in Madison this summer? Your student status changes after the semester ends.
What is it? The Summer Health Fee is $106 and provides access to UHS’s usual services—including medical and mental health care—between May 13 and August 31, 2018.
Students who were enrolled through the Spring 2017 semester can use UHS until May 21, 2018 without paying a fee.
Who is it for? Any student who was enrolled during the Spring 2018 semester is eligible to pay the Summer Health Fee, including recent graduates.
If you are taking classes over the summer, the Summer Health Fee is included in your tuition. If you have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), the summer fee is included in your health insurance. Guest students are not eligible to use UHS because they do not pay segregated fees during the academic year.
UHS services become available to all students enrolled for the Fall semester on August 15, 2018. Students can also purchase massage therapy appointments throughout summer without paying the Summer Health fee.
Why do I need this during summer?
- On-campus resources if you get sick.
- Access to student-friendly clinics such as Mental Health, Sexual Health, Women’s Health.
- Continuation of any services you use during the semester.
You can purchase the Summer Health Fee beginning May 8. You can pay online or in person at the cashier in Room 8501, 333 East Campus Mall, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm. Cash, checks with ID and credit cards are accepted.