Patient Financial Responsibilities (Participating Carriers-In Network) The financial responsibility of a patient or the responsible party is determined by the health insurance coverage of the patient or responsible party. Once that has been determined, the remaining balance (co-payments, deductibles, and non-covered services will be billed to the responsible party).  

“Self-Pay” Accounts Patients are classified as Self Pay accounts in three situations: (1) patients who do not have any type of health insurance; (2) patients having health insurance coverage via a health insurance company that is non-participating with the Student Health Center; (3) patients having Out of Network accounts with certain plans that will not cover the services at the Student Health Center.    

Payment Agreement The patient or responsible party agrees to pay any portion of charges that are not paid by the patient or responsible party’s insurance company. Patient also acknowledges that they are responsible for the payment of all services rendered, if not paid by the insurance company.  

Out of Network Insurance Accounts Patients having health insurance with a health insurance company with which the Valdosta State University Student Health Center does not participate, are classified as Out of Network (see website). The insurance company will be billed as a non-assigned claim. Payment may be made by the insurance company to the patient or responsible party. If the Out of Network insurance company does not cover all of the charges for the patient’s services, the patient will owe the remaining balance.  

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept HMO plans at this time for any insurance company.

Please click on this link for additional information regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)