Carnegie Mellon University
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to maintain the safest environment possible for patient care. All services are being delivered by appointment only. Please call us at 412-268-2157 to discuss your needs.

UHS Services

We offer primary medical care, health promotion and insurance services. Explore this page for a listing of UHS services (and fees), many of which are now being offered virtually. For the most current information on services, including COVID testing, please see UHS Services During COVID-19.

Allergy & Immunizations

Due to our expanded focus on emerging student health needs related to COVID-19, allergy shot services are suspended at this time.  We are happy to help students connect with a local specialist for allergy care.

Several local pharmacies offer Flu, Varicella, Meningitis, and Measles, Mumps & Rubella vaccines on a walk-in basis, no Rx needed, and are in-network for CMU SHIP so are fully covered for those students.

Comprehensive Care Management

Our Comprehensive Care Manager (CCM) helps students identify and coordinate services to meet their health and academic support needs. The CCM works with Academic Development, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Resources, Housing Services, Dining Services and other campus offices. This free service is available to all students who:

  • need assistance with management of health problems
  • have health-related difficulties that may affect learning
  • may have a learning or medical disability

Contact our Comprehensive Care Manager Diane Dawson at 412-268-9171 for more information.

Flu Vaccine

Flu vaccine appointments are available for online scheduling through HealthConnect. Flu shots are $25 and are fully covered for students with CMU SHIP. Flu vaccine is strongly recommended for Pittsburgh students and all campus members.

Flu vaccines are also available at many local pharmacies.

General Illness or Injury

  • Nurse and doctor/advanced practice appointments
  • Follow-up care
  • Same-day appointments

Call UHS at 412-268-2157, option 2, to schedule an appointment or speak with a nurse. 

Health Promotion

  • Substance use assessment and referral
  • Stress management consultation
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing
Call University Health Services at 412-268-2157 to schedule.


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance enrollment
  • Claims assistance
  • Insurance mandate/waiver assistance

Interpretation Services

Available for students who would like support with communicating with their provider during appointments. Trained healthcare interpreters are available for many languages, including Mandarin, Hindi, Korean and American Sign Language.

Students may request this service during any visit.


LGBTQIA+ students can receive general medical care as well as specialized services at UHS.

Questions can be directed to Noah Riley, Health Promotion Specialist at UHS.  

Medical Records

Current students can request medical records by using the "messages" link in HealthConnect.

Nutrition Services

Students can consult with the UHS dietitian for assistance with the following:

  • meal planning
  • food allergies
  • weight management
  • eating disorders

If you have medical condition that requires a dining plan accommodation, complete the Special Dining Needs form (pdf)

Physical Exams

  • Annual wellness exam
  • Annual women's health exam
  • Driver's physical exam

Prescription Refills

We can provide a refill if:

  • an existing prescription is on record at UHS;
  • the prescription is still valid;
  • and there is at least one authorized refill remaining (check prescription label).

If you are out of refills, bring in a new prescription or contact your provider through HealthConnect to obtain a new prescription.

Refills will be ready for pick-up two business days after a request is received. 

request refills via "messages" in HealthConnect

Sexual Health

  • Routine/annual gynecological exams
  • Gynecological problem exams
  • Sexual health testing and education
  • Pregnancy prevention counseling and prescriptions
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms and safer sex supplies

Vaccinations and Travel Health

Health Services Fees

The CMU Student Health Insurance Plan covers all Health Services visit fees and many other service fees. For example, fees for all vaccines given according to preventive guidelines are fully covered by the plan. 

For fees not covered and for students on other health plans, we charge student accounts at the time of service. For privacy, all student account charges appear as "Health Services" for privacy - visit types and services are not listed.

Itemized receipts are available in HealthConnect, under Statements, for students who wish to submit a claim to their insurance plan. 

Visit fees apply to both in-person and telehealth appointments. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Enrolled Students: Visit Fees 

Type of Visit


Doctor/advanced practice initial

Follow-up $25
Dietitian initial $20
Dietitian follow-up $15
Nurse or Health Educator Free
Please note that students will be charged $10 for missed provider appointments.

Pre-College Students: Visit Fees

Type of Visit


Doctor/advanced practice initial $30
Doctor/advanced practice follow-up $25
Dietitian initial $20
Dietitian follow-up $15
Nurse $10
Health Educator Free

Fees for Frequently Requested Services

Digital thermometers $3
Wound care $10
Earwax removal $10
Breathing treatment for asthma $10

Fluid replacement (IV therapy)
Each additional bag of IV fluid


Minor surgical procedure $25
Stitches $35
Removal of stitches $10
Wart removal (freezing or chemical)


On-Site Testing Fees

Diagnostic COVID-19 Testing (symtpomatic or close contact testing)

Fully covered for students enrolled in CMU SHIP. For students on other health plans who are not able to secure reimbursement through their insurance plan, the university will cover the cost of testing. 

Heart rhythm test (EKG) $15
5-minute strep throat test (Rapid Strep) $10
Pregnancy test (urine) $5
Rapid HIV test $25

Vaccine Fees

Hepatitis A  $81
Hepatitis B $71
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) $235
Influenza  $25
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) $83
Meningitis B

Meningococcal $144
Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap) $55
Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD) $15
Tuberculosis Blood Test (QuantiFERON Gold) $58
Injectable vaccine
Oral vaccine

Varicella $145

Additional Fees

Additional fees apply for labwork and prescriptions, as well as services done outside of UHS, such as diagnostic tests, imaging, hospitalizations and Emergency Room (ER) visits. If you have an office visit in a hospital, you may be charged a facilities fee, which is not covered by most insurance plans, including the CMU student insurance plan. 

There is a $50 fee to apply for a late insurance waiver.