General Medical Care Insurance Information

What Does My Health Fee Cover?

The cost of a visit is covered under every student’s mandatory health fee. Types of visits may include (but are not limited to)

  • medical evaluation for illness and sports injuries
  • Gynecological evaluations and exams
  • follow up care
  • health education
  • counseling referrals
  • in-house rapid tests for strep, mono, urine dip, or pregnancy tests

What Isn’t Covered by my Health Fee?

  • Pap smears
  • STD testing
  • blood work, urine cultures, and other lab work ordered by providers
  • air casts and crutches and some other medical supplies
  • prescription medications
  • X-rays

Health Services makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum. If charges other than those covered by the health fee are incurred, they will be added to the student’s bill in the Bursar’s Office. Student bills are accessible online through myPlymouth.

Emergencies

In the event that a student needs medical care in the evening, on weekends, or during vacation, they should contact their physician or Speare Memorial Hospital at (603) 536-1120. Transportation by ambulance can be accessed by dialing 911. Non-emergency transportation is available by taxi. These situations are the financial responsibility of the student.

Due to the chance that emergency care may be necessary, or other care beyond the scope of service at the Health Services clinic, students are strongly encouraged to maintain personal health insurance coverage while attending Plymouth State University.

Insurance Payments

In the event that the personal health insurance carried by the student does not cover or refuses payment for lab work, testing, ambulance, ER visits, or prescriptions ordered, the uncovered costs will be the responsibility of the student.

We strongly encourage students and parents to discuss with your insurance company the scope of their coverage as it pertains to the student while they attend Plymouth State.

Information regarding health insurance and the Affordable Care Act may be found at HealthCare.gov

In Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

Celebrating Service to the Country “North of Boston”

More than 400 alumni and friends gathered on February 3, 2015, to celebrate former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch as the twenty-second recipient of the PSU Alumni Association’s Robert Frost Contemporary American Award. The event, held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH, featured special guests including the Plymouth State Chamber Singers, led by Professor […]

Example Image

Beyond Granite: The Museum of the White Mountains Takes on STEM

As American students and workers fall behind their counterparts around the world in the science and technology fields, educators and policy makers have stressed the importance of strengthening our attention to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Exhibition curator Sarah Garlick writes about the connections between earth science, adventure, and the process of learning STEM in […]

Example Image

Wordsworth Meets Twitter: Teaching English in the Digital Age

Let’s face it: not all English majors aspire to a career in academia, so how do we help our students understand the role their English education plays in professional environments?