Financial Information and Insurance

Options for Paying for Services:

Health Insurance
All UGA students are encouraged to carry health care insurance either with the UGA student health insurance policy or through their family policy.

UHC will file insurance claims on behalf of patients/clients, however, that DOES NOT guarantee full or partial payment by insurance companies, and patients/clients remain responsible for any unpaid balance.

We cannot determine whether a specific insurance policy will cover charges incurred here at the health center. Patients/clients will need to contact their insurance company and ask whether their plan will cover services at the health center and what services are included in that coverage.

We are in-network with the following providers:

  • Aetna - Please check with your insurance provider for details.
  • Humana - HMOs not included. Please check with your insurance provider for details.
  • Cigna - Please check with your insurance provider for details.
  • United Healthcare - Please check with your insurance provider for details.
  • UGA Student Resources - UGA United Healthcare (student plan via UGA)
  • TRICARE - DOES NOT include Tricare Prime
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Please check with your health insurance plan for details
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid - “In-Network” with the Standard Medicaid plan ONLY. This DOES NOT include CMOs: Wellcare, Amerigroup, Peachstate, Peachcare, etc. We will only file Office Visit charges should you have one of these plans, but all other charges are your responsibility.
  • Our UHC Vision Clinic and Pharmacy are in-network with many insurance plans - please inquire within
  • We are not participating providers with any of the Health Exchange plans.


If your insurance policy provides out-of-network coverage, our Business Office will file claims for services incurred at the Health Center as a courtesy.

No Health Insurance - 2 Options


University Health Center (UHC) is in-network with many insurance carriers. However, only your insurance provider can determine what is covered under your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance provider for details regarding services covered at UHC.

Information for Students Experiencing Financial Hardship

Missed Appointments and Payment Responsibility

If necessary, cancel or reschedule your appointment by 5:00 pm on the business day before the scheduled appointment. A $30 charge will be applied for missed appointments.

UGA Students: Once a balance becomes your responsibility, your University Health Center records will be flagged (checklisted) immediately. Flagged records prohibit registration and readmission, and result in the withholding of transcripts. The flag will be removed when the account is paid in full.

Former students are eligible for services at the health center for one semester after their last enrolled semester. The former student is responsible for all charges accrued during this extended care and can pay at the UHC Business Services Office.

Health Fee Refunds
Information about the UGA policy on refunding tuition and fees for students who formally withdraw from the University is located at: www.bursar.uga.edu/refunds.html.

Eligibility for Treatment

The University Health Center offers a comprehensive healthcare program to all registered students and their spouses or domestic partners.

Students:

Full-time students must pay the UGA health fee each semester in order to be eligible. Students taking five or fewer credit hours may either pay the health fee or use the health center on a fee-for-service basis. Students may continue to receive health care services for one UGA semester after their last enrolled semester, to include one semester after graduation.

Spouses or Domestic Partners:
Spouses or domestic partners of enrolled students are eligible for services at the University Health Center. They may either pay the health fee and receive the same benefits as a full-time student, or choose to use the health center on a fee-for-service basis.

For any questions about eligibility for treatment, please call Registration and Health Information at 706-542-8617.