What is the Health Fee?
The health fee provides the UGA community the opportunity to receive quality, multi-disciplinary health care, wellness and health maintenance within a few steps of campus classes. It is affordable and convenient, and our physicians and staff are highly trained and Board Certified in their fields to specifically provide age-appropriate services and health information within the context of the college campus.
All UGA students and their spouses/partners may use health center services. Full-time students pay a health fee each semester (fees-paid student). Students taking five or fewer credit hours and all students’ spouses and domestic partners may elect to pay the health fee or choose to use the health center on a fee-for-service basis.
What does the Health Fee Cover?
The following comprehensive and integrated, multi-disciplinary medical, emotional, and wellness services are supported by the health fee:
- No out-of-pocket cost for appointments* with your Primary Care Provider. See your Primary Care Provider any time!
- Students are assigned to one of our four Primary Care Medical Homes, which are comprised of Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners for urgent and routine medical needs:
- Red/Sports Medicine
- Women’s Clinic
- Urgent Care (available Sundays 10am-5pm)
*There ARE costs for procedures, lab & radiology services, and pharmaceuticals prescribed during these visits. But all of these are offered at reduced prices because of the Health Fee. We will bill your insurance. More information regarding options to pay.
- Reduced rates for Specialty Clinics and Care:
- Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
- Sports Medicine
- Laboratory & Radiology
- Physical Therapy / Massage
- Allergy & Travel Clinic
- Vision Clinic - a variety of eyeglass packages starting at $39. All packages include a frame and single vision, thin & light lens, scratch coating and ultraviolet protection.
- Dental Clinic
- Dermatology, limited
- Nutrition Counseling and Education
- Nutrition Kitchen - $5 cooking classes
- FREE programming, education, and prevention:
- Health promotion and wellness education including sexual health, stress management, sleep hygiene, substance abuse, and nutrition
- BeWell UGA wellness and prevention classes - Yoga, Stress & Anxiety, Adjusting to College, and more
- Interpersonal violence advocacy, victim support, workshops, and trainings through the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) office located at UHC - Free and confidential
- Collegiate Recovery Community offers a supportive environment for students recovering from addiction
- 24/7/365 crisis/on-call service with Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
- Campus Safety via the Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC) and when disease outbreaks occur, such as Meningitis, Rabies, and Tuberculosis
- Mandatory Immunization review and clearance
- Mandatory online alcohol and sexual education course administration and clearance - AlcoholEdu/Haven
Health Fee vs. Fee-for-Service
The health fee is a semester charge determined by the Board of Regents, and is mandatory for any and all UGA enrolled student taking 6 or more credit hours.
It is optional for all students taking five or fewer credits as well as for student spouses and domestic partners.
Fee-for-service applies to any services that are not covered by the health fee, including office visits for part time students, spouses and domestic partners, opting not to pay the health fee.