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

 Office visits are free regardless of health insurance coverage, however, there are some things that may incur a fee, including but not limited to the following:

  • Blood glucose testing
  • Ear syringing (cleaning ear wax)
  • Flu shot
  • Hemocult
  • Hemoglobin testing
  • HIV test (rapid)
  • Influenza Test (rapid) 
  • Inhalation Nebulizer (for asthma)
  • IPPD
  • Mono test (rapid)
  • Pregnancy test (urine)
  • Strep test (rapid)
  • Suture removal
  • Urinalysis

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 (Paid by Student Health Fee)

  • Primary care services for acute and chronic illness
  • Emergency Contraception (Plan B) 
  • Comprehensive gynecological care 
  • Men’s health care
  • Transgender Health Care - Referrals and Administration of Hormonal Therapy (injection administration fee applicable)
  • Nutrition and dietary counseling
  • Free condoms
  • Monday - Friday daily medication delivery from off campus pharmacy
  • Drug disposal (MedReturn) in Waiting Room

Billed to Student 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
  • 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

Allergy shots

Student Health Services does not and cannot administer allergy desensitization therapy. For students who require this while away at school, please have your allergist at home connect with an allergist close to campus to coordinate your care. The link below is for local allergists that can work with your doctor:

provider search for allergy desensitization