The Vanderbilt Student Health Center receives its funding by a tax on your tuition dollars. There is no charge for office visits.  However, charges may be incurred for in-house diagnostic testing (e.g., strep test, UA), procedures (e.g., colposcopies), vaccines, medications, and supplies. These are provided to students “at cost” (the price that the Student Health Center pays).
Students may pay for any charges incurred at the Student Health Center by using American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, Visa®, or their Commodore Card.  We can NOT accept cash payment for any Student Health charges.
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.
During your visit to Student Health it maybe determined that you need to have off-site tests (e.g., x-ray) or care (e.g., ED or specialist).  Charges for these tests or care 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.