University of Michigan Student Tuition Will No Longer Cover Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections at University Health ServicesSeptember 9, 2019 |
by Catherine Nouhan
University of Michigan student tuition will no longer cover testing for sexually transmitted infections at University Health Services.
This update is part of UHS and Michigan Medicine’s new policy of billing students’ personal insurance for “laboratory testing, radiology x-rays and ultrasounds and allergy injections,” as announced in a policy memo on July 15. Previously, these services were covered by the Health Service Fee, a mandatory fee of $199 included in the tuition paid by U-M Ann Arbor students each semester.
Under the new policy, all laboratory tests, including STI tests, will be sent to Michigan Medicine laboratories, and costs will be billed to students’ personal health insurance. There are still no fees for the Sexual Assault Exam at UHS, which may include an STI panel.