As of fall 2010, when you enroll at Temple University, you pay a University Services Fee each semester. This fee entitles you to use the services of Student Health Services.

The fee covers most of your routine and acute care visits. There are additional charges for administrative physical exams (such as those for work or driver’s licenses), lab tests, medications, certain procedures and supplies. There are also charges for gynecology services that are not part of the Title X Family Planning Program.

The University Services Fee is not health insurance. Health insurance covers you for many of the services we do not provide. For example, if you need to go to the emergency room or see a specialist, you will need health insurance. Some insurance plans also have prescription coverage, which covers a portion of your medication costs.

Student Health Services does not charge you a copayment to see a healthcare provider. All of your visits are covered under the fee you pay in your tuition.

Point-of-care Testing

If you have point-of-care testing done such as a rapid strep test, mono test or flu test, we run those here in our office and give you the result. We cannot bill health insurance for these tests and there are charges associated with all point-of-care testing completed by Student Health Services. See more information about pricing.  

Laboratory Testing

If you need laboratory work done you can use your health insurance. Our labs are sent to Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Oxford Lab and Temple University Hospital Lab. These laboratories will perform your tests, send Student Health your results and then bill your health insurance. If you have coinsurance or a deductible, you will receive a bill directly from the laboratory. If you have questions about your coinsurance or deductible, please call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card.

If you need laboratory work done and you are uninsured, the physician or nurse that you are seeing will go over the cost of the laboratory work that you may need.


If you need medication and you have prescription coverage, your Student Health Services provider will send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. There are two Rite Aids located on Temple’s Main Campus, a CVS a few blocks off of Main Campus and SunRay Drugs.

If you need a medication and you are uninsured, or you do not want to use your health insurance due to confidentiality reasons, we have a dispensary in our office that has antibiotics, allergy medication and birth control. Your provider can go over the cost with you during your visit. We also have free packets of over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, decongestants, cold and allergy medications.

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