Cost of Services
Health Services Fee
All undergraduate and graduate students who pay the Health Services Fee are entitled to use the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. This fee is mandatory and part of the general student fees paid in conjunction with enrollment. If the fee has not been assessed, the student can choose to pay it to the Health Center or have it billed to their bursar account in order to access the health center at the time of service. Paying the health services fee will allow the student to access services at the health center for the remainder of the semester.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the fee is:
- $100 per semester for full-time undergraduates
- $50 per semester for part-time undergraduates
- $50 per semester for all graduate students
- $25 per summer session ($50 for both)
Visits and Services Covered by the Health Services Fee
- General doctor visits (i.e. primary care)
- Nursing evaluations/services
- Counseling Services
Services not covered by the Health Services Fee
It is important to note that students also are required to maintain health insurance to cover the costs of specialty care, prescriptions, labs/X-Rays, and any health care provided off-campus. This requirement can be met either by purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits.
At the time of your visit, you may incur charges from services not covered by the health services fee. If you have the Student Health Insurance Plan, we will bill the insurance and you will be responsible for paying any co-pays either at the time of service or by billing the bursar account.
If you have private insurance, the health center cannot bill your insurance directly. Any charges incurred can be paid to the health center at the time of service or billed to the student bursar account. Students are responsible for filing a claim through their private insurance for reimbursement. Statements can be printed from the SMU Health Portal under Financial Statements for reimbursement purposes. Please know, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center and its providers are out of network with most insurance plans. Claims are paid according to how the policy covers. If you have questions about your bill after you receive your Explanation of Benefits from your insurance carrier, please call Student Health Insurance at 214-768-3408.
A separate fee is charged for the following:
- COVID-19 Testing* X-Rays
- Allergy Shot Administration
- Suture Removal
- Medical supplies such as bandages, walking boots/braces, and crutches
- Pharmaceuticals (administered during a visit or while in observation)
- Specialty care (dermatology, gynecology)
There is a fee charged for COVID-19 testing. For students on the SMU Student Health Insurance Plan, the charges will be billed to insurance and there is no out-of-pocket cost. For students not on the SMU Student Health Insurance Plan, COVID-19 tests are billed to their bursar account. Students may request reimbursement from their insurance carriers.
*Services and supplies associated with a fee will be charged to the student's bursar account.
Paying at the time of service
The health center currently allows charging to student Bursar accounts and accepts Cash, Credit Card (All Major Credit Cards Accepted), and Checks made payable to Dr. Bob Smith Health Center.
SMU Health Center Pharmacy
The pharmacy is open to all current students, regardless of paying the Health Services Fee.
Our pharmacy is contracted with most insurance carriers, we can fill your prescriptions on your insurance at the same price you would pay at other pharmacies. In addition to prescription medications, the pharmacy stocks many over the counter medications and toiletries. Pay up front or charge all purchases to your student account. We accept cash, credit card, FSA, HSA, and are able to charge to bursar accounts. For more information, please visit SMU Health Center Pharmacy.
Campus Smiles at SMU
All major PPO insurance plans are accepted including Delta Dental. For more information, please visit Campus Smiles at SMU.