All full-time students are eligible to receive care at the student health center.
Methods of Payment
The Student Health Center only be accepts the W&M Express, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA for payment of fees. We do not accept cash or checks.
Student Health Center Fee
As part of your tuition and fees, all full-time students pay a Student Health Center fee and are therefore eligible to access services at the health center during the fall and spring semester. Note: all full-time fee paying students may utilize the health center regardless of whether you have the W&M-sponsored Insurance Plan or private health insurance.
The Student Health Center fee for the summer sessions is optional; you must pay it separately to use the health center over the summer. The summer SHC fee is $15.00 per 7-day period.
Student Health Center Charges
There is an office visit charge, ranging from $10.00 to $30.00, which is assessed at the time of your visit. The charge is based on the length of time/complexity of care provided by our providers and/or nurse practitioners.
Payment for services is expected at the time of your appointment. We accept W&M Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards (no cash or checks). Payments not made by the end of the month at the Student Health Center must then be made at the Bursar's Office.
There is a charge for missed appointments and for late cancellation of appointments. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call the Health Center as soon as possible (2 hours before general appointment, 24 hours before GYN or Physical Exam and some mental health appointments).
There is a fee of $1.00 per page associated with requests of copies of records. This does not include requests for immunization records.
There are additional charges associated with the following services:
- Tests associated with annual GYN exams
- Routine physicals
- Laboratory Tests
- Some medical supplies
- Allergy shots
- Some surgical procedures
- Missed appointments which are not canceled in a timely manner
The cost for healthcare at the Student Health Center is relatively low as compared to the private health market. See the SHC Charges list for detailed information about the specific fees. Charges are subject to change without prior notice.
Please bring your insurance card with you to your health center appointment to ensure that we have the correct information to pass on in case outside service (i.e. outside lab testing, x-ray, referral to a specialist, etc.) is necessary. We will provide the student with a detailed, itemized receipt for Student Health Center charges for your reimbursement purposes. The Student Health Center does not accept any private health insurance plans nor do the medical providers participate with any insurance networks or groups. Please note, your private health insurance will likely process your request for reimbursement of SHC charges as an out-of-network claim.