The Vanderbilt Student Health Center receives its funding  by a tax on your tuition dollars. Because of this there is no charge for office visits, however, charges may be incurred for in-house diagnostic testing (i.e. strep test, UA), procedures (i.e. colposcopies), vaccines, medications, and supplies. These are provided to students “at cost” (the price that the Student Health Center pays to purchase the item).
Students may pay for any charges incurred at the Student Health Center by using cash, credit cards, or their Commodore Card. We can no longer bill to student accounts.
IMPORTANT The Vanderbilt Student Health Center NEVER bills insurance companies.
This also means that the Student Health Center and all Student Health Providers (MDs and NPs) are NOT in network for any health insurance plan. Please do not assume that your insurance company will reimburse you for services (i.e. vaccines) charged by Student Health. Please check with your insurance company prior to your appointment.
If during your visit to Student Health it is determined that you need to have off-site laboratory testing performed, the needed specimen (i.e. blood, urine, etc) will be collected at the Student Health Center by our lab technician and sent for testing at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Lab. The charges for these tests will be billed to the student’s health insurance by Vanderbilt Medical Center. Any remaining balance is the responsibility of the student. The Student Health Center is not involved in this billing process.