Billing & Cashier Office

Billing & Cashier Office


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Location

Student Health Insurance Office
Tang Center, UC Berkeley
2222 Bancroft Way, Rm. 3200
Berkeley CA 94720-4300

Hours

In-Person Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9am-4pm | Wednesday - 9:30am-4pm

Phone Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday - 8am-4:45pm | Wednesday - 9:30am-4:45pm

Students are strongly encouraged to first contact us by phone or email.

Forms of Payment 

Note: University Health Services does not bill other outside insurance plans, only SHIP.

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Office Visits (in-person & telehealth)

Student* with SHIPStudent* without SHIP
Primary Care  $15 $15
Urgent Care  $35 $35
Health Clearance Physical Exam 
(as required for employment, government authority when a full physical exam with a clinician signature is required)
$150 $150
Health & Wellness Coaching
(example: stress management, sexual health education)
$0 $0
Counseling
No charge for short-term counseling visits
$0 $0
Social Services $0 $0
Psychiatry $15 $124-$255 (initial)
Specialist Physician $25 $100-$430
Physical Therapy $15 $100-$200
Travel Consult (office visit only) $0 $75
Medical Nutrition Appointment  $15 $75-$120 (initial)

Lab Tests & X-rays

Student* with SHIPStudent* without SHIP
Complete Blood Count $2.60 $26
Urinalysis $1.55 $15.50
Pap Smear - routine (one per plan year) $0 $24-$62.50
Chlamydia $0-$1.10 $11
Strep Throat $2.20 $22
Mono $1.50 $15
HIV Panel $0.80 $8
Pregnancy Test (urine) $1.30 $13
Tuberculosis (TB) Blood Test $0 $70
Varicella Titer  $0 $10
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Titer $0 $9
COVID-19 Symptomatic Test $0 $60-$105
Reference Fee (lab send-out fee) $2 $20
X-Rays: per ordered exam $6.95-$7.95 $69.50-$79.50

Immunizations

Note: For immunizations, students must meet all FDA regulations prior to approval.

Student* with SHIPStudent* without SHIP
Injection fee - per vaccine $0 $30
Influenza (Flu) $0 $40
HPV (Gardasil) - per dose $0 (until age 26) $237
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis $0 $70
Hepatitis B - per dose $0 $102
Meningococcal $0 $181.65
Measles, Mumps, Rubella $0 $153

Procedures

Student* with SHIPStudent* without SHIP
Wart treatment $8.20 $82
Colposcopy $12-$17.05

$120-$170.50

Sutures (includes removal) $9.40-$21.42

$94-$214.20

Ear Wash $4.70 $47
Depo-Provera Injection $0

$102.50

Prescriptions

Student* with SHIPStudent* without SHIP
Don't forget our inexpensive over-the-counter items available to all students at the Tang Center Pharmacy! $0 preferred generic
$25 preferred brand & high cost generic
$40 non-preferred
$75 specialty

full price

Birth control covered at 100% for SHIP students (some conditions apply) $0 full price

Late Cancellation/No-Show Fee

Student* with SHIPStudent* without SHIP
Late Cancellation/No-Show Fee $25

$25

*Student = Currently eligible registered UC Berkeley student. 

Note:

  • This fee list is for the most common services and not an exhaustive list of all services provided at the Tang Center. To inquire about the cost of a service not listed above, please contact the Cashier's Office.
  • Fees are subject to change. 

Billing Information

Billing for UHS services

If you have a financial responsibility, payments can be made at the Billing & Cashier Office within seven business days from the date of service. After seven business days, charges are billed to your CalCentral account and payments will need to be made through CalCentral.

If we file a claim to your insurance carrier, such as SHIP, we will wait for the claim to be processed before billing any patient responsibility portion to your CalCentral account. Sometimes, this process may take more than seven business days.

Patients without a CalCentral account will receive an invoice by mail. If payment is not received within 30 days, outstanding charges will be forwarded to Berkeley Financial System Collections.

UHS Charges & CalCentral

Fees billed to your CalCentral account will appear as “UHS charges”. The transaction date is not the date of service but reflects when the charges were billed to CalCentral. If you do not recognize the billed amount, contact your insurance carrier or refer to the explanation of benefits statement from your insurance carrier. You may also contact the Billing & Cashier Office.

Non-SHIP Students

Students without SHIP will need to pay for services in full and may submit a claim with the itemized receipt to their insurance company for possible reimbursement. Itemized receipts can be requested by contacting the Cashier’s Office via eTang secure message. We strongly suggest contacting your insurance carrier to obtain benefit and reimbursement details.

If you have a PPO insurance plan and would like UHS to bill your insurance carrier, please upload your insurance card (see instructions here) and send a secure message to the Cashier in eTang portal. UHS is not an in-network provider for your insurance carrier and you are financially responsible for any billed amount. Any amount not paid by your insurance carrier is your responsibility.

Note: We cannot send claims to any HMO or government plans (including Medicare and Medi-Cal) as these plans do not accept out-of-network claims.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does UHS charge fees?

Medical and counseling services at UHS are funded primarily by student registration fees and patient fees. Registration fees subsidize part of the cost for services, which makes fees lower at UHS compared to services in the community. UHS is a non-profit service; all fees collected cover the basic operating costs of providing services.

What are my payment options?

Payment options include cash, check, Cal 1 Card, Health Opportunity Fund, debit card or credit card (visa, mastercard, and discover).

Payment can be made on the day of service or within the next seven business days. If you need more time to pay your bill, you may request a payment plan through the Billing & Cashier Office.

If you do not pay your bill or arrange a payment plan within seven days from the date of service, UHS will automatically bill your balance to CalCentral.

How will I know if a claim has been paid?

You will receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) statement from your insurance carrier. The EOB shows how much you were charged for the service, the amount covered by your insurance plan, and your out of pocket responsibility.

Students with SHIP may access their EOB statements on the Wellfleet website or Berkeley SHIP mobile app.

What if I have more questions?

  • For questions regarding fees, payment, and billing, please contact the Billing & Cashier's Office at (510) 642-8450, email uhscashier@berkeley.edu, or currently enrolled students may send a secure message through the eTang patient portal.
  • For questions regarding SHIP, contact the SHIP office at (510) 642-5700, email ship@berkeley.edu, or currently enrolled students may send a secure message through the eTang patient portal.
  • Students without SHIP may contact their insurance carriers for benefit, claim, and reimbursement questions.