**Attention Students receiving allergy injections:**
In the past, Washington College students have been able to receive allergy shots administered by Health Services staff free of charge. After an extensive review of our practices, we have determined that it is no longer financially feasible for us to continue this practice. Beginning January 2014, we will charge just $6.00 per allergy injection and then in July 2014, the fee will increase to $10.00 per allergy injection where it will remain. This fee is still below the standard fee charged by most health care providers for an allergy injection but will allow us to cover the costs associated with administering the injections and still maintain a high standard of care for our students, The fee will be billed to your student account. Health Services does not bill insurance companies, but we are happy to provide you with a receipt if you need to submit one to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.
There is no charge for your visit to the Health or Counseling Center. However, we currently charge for the following types of items: prescription and some over-the-counter medications dispensed on site, vaccines, in-house lab tests such as strep tests and urinalysis .Procedure charges may include suturing,nebulizer treatments, removal of impacted ear cerumen, cryo-freezing of warts or lesions, nail trephination, Fluorescein eye exam and removal of foreign bodies. There are charges for medical supplies dispensed such as ace wraps, splints,slings, and reusable hot/cold packs.These items and services will be billed to your student account.
Students have a choice of receiving a written prescription to take to a local pharmacy or to purchase prescriptions from Health Services for medications that we stock.Students are financially responsible for the cost of any services performed outside of the College Health Center or prescriptions that need to be filled at a local pharmacy.
Please feel free to inquire about the amount of the charge before medications, tests or vaccines are given. These charges cannot be refunded after services are rendered.
We do not bill insurance companies, but are happy to provide you with a receipt if you need it to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.