Student Health

Student Health Fee

The Student Health Fee covers most of the services offered at the Duke Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC)) if medically indicated and rendered by a Student Health Provider. Services covered by the health fee include: medical care for acute and chronic illness and minor injuries, physical exams, routine medical care, gynecological exams (does not include cost of associated lab tests, such as pap smear and STI screening), allergy shot administration, pregnancy testing, after hours nurse consultations, and in-house lab tests. Lab tests covered by the fee include: complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, wet prep for vaginal infections, and rapid tests for strep throat, mononucleosis, pregnancy and flu.

The Health fee also covers a variety of other services at Duke Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) and other locations:

Nutrition Counseling - East Campus The Oasis in The Bell Tower Dorm, West Campus Wilson Recreation Center, and SHWC
Health Promotion Programs - in your dorms and other campus locations
• Sports Medicine Consultation - SHWC
Mental Health Counseling - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - SHWC
Sexual Assault Support Services - Women's Center

Services NOT covered by the Health Fee:


If you are unsure whether a service is covered, please ask the Duke Student Health Center staff prior to receiving the service. Services that are not covered by the health fee are the financial responsibility of the student. These include: X-rays and imaging; prescription medications; medical care provided in the emergency department, hospital, or other non-student healthcare facility, care provided by specialists, including those working within the student health facilities such as dermatology and endocrinology; T-spot (tuberculosis blood test); immunizations; contraceptives; dental care; pregnancy care or deliveries; and most laboratory tests. Laboratory tests not covered by the fee include all tests other than complete blood count (CBC), urinalysis, wet prep for vaginal infections, and rapid tests for strep throat, mononucleosis, and pregnancy.

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