Charges for Common Services
For your information, we are providing a list of charges for common services and equipment at Student Health Services.
Basic Plan – Aetna Student Health
Boston University’s Basic insurance plan with Aetna Student Health covers most labs, allergy injections, and orthopedic equipment. Most required vaccines and immunizations including Tdap (tetanus), TB testing, HPV, and flu shots are covered. However, travel vaccines are not covered on the Basic plan.
Plus Plan – Aetna Student Health
Boston University’s upgraded Aetna Student Health Plus plan covers most labs, allergy injections, and orthopedic equipment. Most required vaccines, travel vaccines, and immunizations including Tdap (tetanus), TB testing, HPV, and flu shots are covered.
Please note there is a referral requirement for all Charles River Campus students for care outside of SHS.
Waived – Third Party Insurance
If you elect to waive the University insurance plan with Aetna Student Health, and have your own insurance, our reference lab (Quest) will bill your insurance for any lab fees incurred. If you receive a vaccine, need orthopedic equipment, or are having a minor procedure, Student Health Services will not bill your insurance. At the completion of your visit, you may pay your bill with cash, check, or credit/debit card, or we will assess the charge to your student account. SHS will furnish a receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. However, because every insurance carrier has varied policies, we cannot guarantee reimbursement. We advise you to check with your provider prior to coming to Student Health Services.
Common lab tests
- Strep test (rapid) $10
- Urine analysis Free
- Ankle air cast $40
- Crutches $30 ($20 credit if returned)
- Knee brace (patellar) $40
- Sling $10
- Surgical shoe $14
- Walking boot $52
- Thumb spica $40
- Wrist splint $12
- Wheelchair $250 (Credit if returned)
All prices listed below are for the cost per dose.
- Allergy injections $150/academic year
- Hepatitis A vaccine $85/dose
- Hepatitis B vaccine $75/dose
- Hepatitis A/B vaccine $120/dose
- Meningitis vaccine $130
- MMR vaccine $70/dose
- Pneumovax $80
- TB test $15
- Tdap (tetanus) $50
- Varicella vaccine $120/dose
- Yellow fever $130
- Gardisil/HPV vaccine $170/dose
- Plan B (morning after pill) $25
- Pregnancy test Free
Patient Connect gives you access to send the Insurance Coordinator a message regarding insurance, billing questions, or to schedule an appointment.