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Compass Professional Health Services

Did you know that charges for medical services vary widely – by location and by provider? Medical charges for a specific service can vary by as much as 300%, even within the BCBSTX network.  For example, one in-network imaging center might charge $500 for a CT scan, and another center might charge $1,500.  These cost variances apply to many other medical services, including surgical, anesthesia, and hospital room & board charges.  A cost differential like this has a direct impact on your out-of-pocket expenses.

Compass services are available to faculty and staff enrolled in one of the SMU medical plans.  The cost of Compass services is paid by SMU. Your health information will not be shared with BCBSTX, your doctor, or anyone else – without your personal consent. Your health information will never be shared with SMU.

Your Compass Health Pro

You can reach your Compass Health Pro, Chelsea Hermes, by calling 800-513-1667 (ext. 504) or by emailing  Click on the link below for a brief visit with Chelsea!

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