What Does My Health Fee Cover?
The cost of a visit is covered under every student’s mandatory health fee. Types of visits may include (but are not limited to)
- medical evaluation for illness and sports injuries
- Gynecological evaluations and exams
- follow up care
- health education
- counseling referrals
- in-house rapid tests for strep, mono, urine dip, or pregnancy tests
- Flu vaccine
What Isn’t Covered by my Health Fee?
- Pap smears
- STD testing
- blood work, urine cultures, and other lab work ordered by providers
- air casts and crutches and some other medical supplies
- prescription medications
- Mantoux testing
Health Services makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. If charges other than those covered by the health fee are incurred, they will be added to the student’s bill in Student Account Services. Student bills are accessible online through myPlymouth.
In the event that a student needs medical care in the evening, on weekends, or during vacation, they should contact their physician or Speare Memorial Hospital at (603) 536-1120. Transportation by ambulance can be accessed by dialing 911. Non-emergency transportation is available by taxi. These situations are the financial responsibility of the student.
Due to the chance that emergency care may be necessary, or other care beyond the scope of service at the Health Services clinic, students are strongly encouraged to maintain personal health insurance coverage while attending Plymouth State University.
In the event that the personal health insurance carried by the student does not cover or refuses payment for lab work, testing, ambulance, ER visits, or prescriptions ordered, the uncovered costs will be the responsibility of the student.
We strongly encourage students and parents to discuss with your insurance company the scope of their coverage as it pertains to the student while they attend Plymouth State.
Information regarding health insurance and the Affordable Care Act may be found at HealthCare.gov