Health Service Fees

2017-2018 Student Health Access Fee:
$162.50 per semester

Many services offered at the Student Health Service are pre-paid by the student health fee including your clinician visits. The charge is included in tuition and fee payments for all students taking 9 credit hours or more. The student health fee is not included in fees paid with tuition for students taking less than (9) credit hours. Part-time students (less than (9) credit hours) are eligible to use the Health Service, provided the health access is paid before presenting for care. Students are responsible for their own bills if referred to Watauga Medical Center, an outside physician, or pharmacy.

Student Health Access Fee Coverage

There is no charge for seeing a clinician (Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physicians Assistant) during Regular Clinic or After-Hours Clinic.  There is no charge for MOST lab work done in the Student Health Service (SHS) Lab, if a SHS clinician deems it clinically necessary. Prices vary for any lab work ordered by an "outside" clinician.

Additional Charges

Payment options for any additional charges include Cash, Check, Express Account, Credit Card, Debit Card, or adding the charge to a students tuition account with a valid Student ID. This is a very small sample of some common items that have additional charges.  Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Please note: Student Health Service does not file any health insurance claims. A receipt, if needed, can be provided at the students request.


OTC (Over the Counter) Medication List of OTC Medications with cost 
Prescriptions Prices Vary
Oral Contraceptives / Birth Control
Alesse (Generic) $10.00 per month supply
Loestrin-Fe 1/20 (Generic) $10.00 per month supply
Loestrin-Fe 1.5/30 (Generic) $10.00 per month supply
Desogen (Generic) $10.00 per month supply
Heather $10.00 per month supply
Ortho Tri-Cyclen (Generic) $10.00 per month supply
g-Depo-Provera $70.00 each
Plan-B (Generic) $10.00 each
Condoms #12 / $1.00
Oral Digital Thermometer $3.00 each

Travel Appointments

$20.00 appointment fee


Lab Tests - From Outside Doctor Prices Vary (contact lab for specific test pricing)
PAP Test $30.00 each (which is the outside lab fee only)
Urine Pregnancy Test Included in Health Service Fee
Chlamydia Included in Health Service Fee - One per year (June - May)
Gonorrhea Included in Health Service Fee - One per year (June - May)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) Titer $14.00
Hepatitis B Titer $18.00

X-Ray / Radiology

X-Ray Exam / Film Included in Health Service Fee
Radiologist's Reading of X-Ray Fee $26.00 to $100.00 (for most x-ray films)***
***There is a separate charge for the radiologist's reading of most in-house x-rays, which is billed to the patient's insurance company or responsible party by Watauga Radiological Services

Injury Supplies

Cold/hot pack $2.00 each
Wrist Brace (non-returnable) $15.00 each
Rib Belt (non-returnable) $15.00 each
Neck Brace (non-returnable) $15.00 each
Clavicle Splint (non-returnable) $15.00 each
Air/Gel/Lace-up Ankle Support (non-returnable) $30.00 - $45.00 each
Knee Immobilizer (non-returnable) $40.00 each
Crutches (non-returnable) $15.00 each
Walking boot $30.00 each

Allergy Shots

(These charges reflect an approximate price of $2.00 per visit)
1 shot: less than once per week $30.00 per Semester
1 shot: once per week $30.00 per Semester
1 shot: twice per week $60.00 per Semester
2 shots: less than once per week $30.00 per Semester
2 shots: once per week $60.00 per Semester
2 shots: twice per week $120.00 per Semester
3 shots: less than once per week $30.00 per Semester
3 shots: once per week $90.00 per Semester
3 shots: twice per week $150.00 per Semester
4 shots: less than once per week $30.00 per Semester
4 shots: once per week $120.00 per Semester
4 shots: twice per week $180.00 per Semester

Other Injections / Immunizations

TST (TB Skin Test) - Regular $5.00 each
TST (TB Skin Test) - Late $10.00 each (if repeated d/t not returning for read)
Flu Shot (Seasonal) $20.00
Hepatitis A (Havrix) $35.00 per dose (2 dose series)
Hepatitis B (Engerix B) $45.00 per dose (3 dose series)
HPV (Gardasil-9) $180.00 per dose (3 dose series)
Japanese Encephalitis (IXIARO) Vaccine Available on request (price varies)
(2 dose series)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) $65.00 per dose (2 dose series)
Meningococcal Vaccine (Menactra) $110.00 per dose
Polio Vaccine Check Availability
Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) $35.00 per dose
Tetanus Diphtheria & Pertussis (Tdap) $35.00 per dose
Typhoid - Injectable (Typhoid Vi) $65.00 per dose
Typhoid - Oral (Vivotif) $45.00 per treatment dose of 4 capsules
Varicella (Chicken Pox) $120 (2 dose series)
Yellow Fever Vaccine $150 (current cost)

Anti-Malarials (Oral)

Plaquenil 200 mg Tablets (Hydroxychloroquine) $2.00 per tablet
Malarone Tablets (generic) $3.00 per tablet
Doxycycline 100mg Tablets $5/20 tablets

Summer Terms

Health Service Fee (if not enrolled in summer term)   $10.00
Students who are enrolled Full-Time (9 or more hours) in both the Spring and Fall Sessions may use the Health Service during the summer
**All prices are subject to change without prior notice!



Page content reviewed: 06/04/2018 fwg

Contact Us

  Contact the Director 

Miles Annas Building
PO Box 32070
614 Howard Street
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Main: (828) 262-3100
Appointments: (828) 262-6577
Insurance: (828) 262-7463
Medical Records: (828) 262-6578
Laboratory: (828) 262-6956

Fax: (828) 262-6958

Fall and Spring Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
(except Wednesday):
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fall and Spring Weekends:
(Limited Services)

Saturday:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pharmacy is CLOSED on weekends and during Semester Breaks

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