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

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

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Billing & Cashier Office

 NOTICE: Fee Increases for students

Starting on January 1, 2024, UHS office visit fees for Primary Care and Urgent Care appointments will increase... Learn more >

This fee list is for the most common services for currently eligible registered UC Berkeley students. This list not an exhaustive list of all services provided at the Tang Center. To inquire about the cost of a service not listed below, contact the Billing & Cashier's Office. Fees are subject to change. 

Office Visits (in-person & telehealth)

DepartmentUHS Fees Cost-sharing for SHIP students
Primary Care  $60-$140 $15
Urgent Care  $100-$225 $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 $124-$255 (initial) $15
Specialist Physician $100-$430 $25
Physical Therapy $150-$350 $15
Travel Consult (office visit only) $75 $0
Medical Nutrition Appointment  $75-$120 (initial) $15

Lab Tests & X-rays

ServiceUHS FeesCost-sharing for SHIP students
Complete Blood Count $26 $2.60
Urinalysis $15.50 $1.55
Pap Smear - routine (one per plan year) $24-$62.50 $0
Chlamydia $11 $0-$1.10
Strep Throat $22-$42 $2.20-$4.20
Mono $15 $1.50
HIV Panel $8 $0.80
Pregnancy Test (urine) $13 $1.30
Tuberculosis (TB) Blood Test $70 $0
Varicella Titer  $10 $0
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Titer $9 $0
COVID-19 Symptomatic Test $105 $10.50
Reference Fee (lab send-out fee) $20 $2
X-Rays: per ordered exam $69.50-$79.50 $6.95-$7.95

Immunizations

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

Vaccine UHS FeesCost-sharing for SHIP students
Injection fee - per vaccine $30 $0
Influenza (Flu) $40 $0
HPV (Gardasil) - per dose $237 $0 (until age 26)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis $70 $0
Hepatitis B - per dose $102 $0
Meningococcal $181.65 $0
Measles, Mumps, Rubella $153 $0

Procedures

ProceduresUHS FeesCost-sharing for SHIP students
Wart treatment $82 $8.20
Colposcopy

$120-$170.50

$12-$17.05

Sutures (includes removal)

$94-$214.20

$9.40-$21.42

Ear Wash $47 $4.70
Depo-Provera Injection

$102.50

$0

Prescriptions

PrescriptionsUHS FeesCost-sharing for SHIP students
Don't forget our inexpensive over-the-counter items available to all students at the Tang Center Pharmacy!

full price

$0 preferred generic
$25 preferred brand & high cost generic
$40 non-preferred
$75 specialty

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

No-Show & Late Cancellation Fee

No-Show and Late Cancellation Fee

UHS Fees

(all students)

No-Show & Late Cancellation

(made less than 24 hours in advance)

$25

Mental Health

All registered UC Berkeley students can access CAPS and Social Services counseling services. Students do not need to have purchased SHIP to see a counselor. There is no cost to get started. Initial phone and in-person consultations, urgent visits, and short-term counseling visits are all free. Fees apply to other services and are subject to change.

Counseling

Services

UHS Fees

(all students*)

Counseling $0
Groups and Workshops $0
Career Assessments $0
No-Show & Late Cancellation (made less than 24 hours in advance) $25 

Psychiatry

Services
UHS Fees Costing-Sharing for SHIP Students
Initial medication evaluation $255 $15
Follow-up visits $124-$392.50 $15
No-Show & Late Cancellation (made less than 24 hours in advance) $25 $25

Social Services

Services

UHS Fees

(all students*) 

Counseling appointments  $0
Medical withdrawals $0
Health clearance $0
Social Services groups $0
Social Services mandated workshops $30 
No-Show & Late Cancellation (made less than 24 hours in advance) $25

Nutrition Services

Services
UHS Fees Cost-sharing for SHIP students
Initial medical nutrition therapy appointment  $120 $15
Follow-up visits $70 $15
Drop-in nutrition education session $0 $0
No-Show & Late Cancellation (made less than 24 hours in advance) $25  $25 

Career Library

Students* $0
UC Berkeley alumni $35 per year

*Student = Currently eligible registered UC Berkeley student.

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.

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.

Other Insurance Plans (Students without SHIP)

Reimbursement
We strongly suggest contacting your insurance carrier to obtain benefit and reimbursement details. 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

Itemized receipts can be requested by contacting the Cashier’s Office via eTang secure message

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, 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.

For services beginning August 1, 2023, SHIP students may access EOBs on wellfleetinsurance.com or through the Wellfleet Student mobile app

For services prior to August 1, 2023, SHIP students may access EOBs through HealthComp (Wellfleet's third-part administrator).

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.