Student Health Fee
The University of Florida administers a variety of student fees, in addition to tuition, each semester to provide for valuable services that benefit the entire study body. For more information about all fees, including a breakdown of each, please visit the “Finance and Fees” area of the UF Student Government website.
The health fee is a service fee paid as part of tuition that goes to many campus-wide health initiatives.
The health fee DOES NOT cover all possible medical charges at the SHCC.
For the SHCC, the health fee covers patient financial responsibility associated with most SHCC office visits (for example, when a medical provider evaluates a sick patient but does not order any tests, procedures or prescriptions), and with telephone or online services initiated by the patient.
Patients are financially responsible for items not covered by the health fee; these include, but are not limited to: health insurance; hospital visits; external community providers/facilities; physicals; procedures; X-rays; lab tests; medical equipment; prescriptions; non-prescription medications; vaccinations; massage; and physical therapy. The health fee is not considered health insurance.
Postdoctoral researchers, students taking a semester off and spouses/domestic partners of students may receive care from the SHCC if they pay the optional health fee; however, services are not available for children. (All patients must be between the ages of 16 and 64.) Call SHCC Patient Financial Services at (352) 273-4546 for the current per-semester optional health fee cost.
Charges, billing and payment
For detailed information, please visit Frequently Asked Questions: Charges, Billing & Payment.