What does it cost to be seen in Student Health Services?

 There is no charge to be seen in Student Health Services. Office visits are free regardless of health insurance coverage. However, there are some things we do that may incur a fee, including:

  • Administer injection: $10.00
  • Administer multiple injections: $25.00 per semester
  • Blood glucose testing: $10.00
  • Ear syringing (cleaning ear wax): $25.00
  • Flu shot: $20.00
  • Hemocult x 3: $5.00
  • Hemoglobin testing: $10.00
  • HIV test (rapid): $20.00
  • HPV removal: $25.00
  • Incision and drainage: $25.00
  • Inhalation Nebulizer (for asthma): $10.00
  • IPPD (tuberculosis screening skin test): $10.00
  • Molluscum removal: $25.00
  • Mono test (rapid): $10.00
  • Office visit (CE students only): $25.00
  • Physical exam (entrance requirement): $100.00
  • Pregnancy test (urine): $5.00
  • Strep test (rapid): $5.00
  • Suture removal: $25.00
  • Urinalysis: $5.00

In addition, there are fees related to most medications and supplies that are dispensed. These prices vary. Please ask your health care provider if you are not sure whether your visit will result in a fee. Fees are added to your Purchase College account balance and are payable via MyHeliotrope.

Free Services (Prepaid by Student Health Fee)

  • Primary care services for acute and chronic illness
  • Comprehensive gynecological care 
  • Men’s health care
  • Nutrition and dietary counseling
  • Free condoms
  • Physical examinations - work related and study abroad (any lab tests will be charged to your student account)
  • Free HIV testing on campus every Wednesday (view flyer PDF)

Billed to client or Student Health Insurance

  • Many prescription and nonprescription medications  
  • STI testing
  • Selected birth control methods
  • Lab tests (blood, urine, cultures) sent to independent lab
  • Specialist consultations/referrals arranged
  • Physical exams (pre-entrance requirement)  
  • Emergency contraception
  • Immunizations: MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), typhoid, tetanus, pertussis, flu, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal, Gardasil (HPV vaccine)
  • Rapid tests (in house) for pregnancy, mono, HIV, and strep A
  • In house procedures/tests such as hemoglobin, blood glucose, hemocult, inhalation therapy, TB skin testing, suture removal, and urinalysis