Our primary mission is to serve the student population at UH Manoa. However, services are also available to students in the UH system. Urgent care medical services are provided to UHM Faculty/staff.
The UHSM is supported by three funding sources: University funds, Student health fee, (see Student Health Fee FAQ), and fee-for-service.
We establish our service fee schedule using the standard medical practice codes, i.e. each medical service rendered is associated with a code and a fee. The UHSM fee amounts are usually below the level in the private medical sector. The actual charge (or co-payment) to the individual patient is determined by 1) the coverage terms of a patient’s health insurance plan, and 2) specific patient category. The latter will be explained in the following paragraphs.
Our overriding principle is to keep out-of-pocket expenses minimal and affordable to students. For this reason, revenue generated has not been and is not expected to be sufficient to support total UHSM operating expenses.